Tuesday, May 1, 2012

~ Antique Book Pages Idea ~ DIY

A simple stack of antique books can be used in so many ways to add texture and interest to you rooms. I know so many people love antique books. But they can be expensive. Here is very easy and cheap - frugal  way to dress up very inexpensive book pages for a lovely display.

As you can see from the side, these actually are very old, antique books. They were found with their covers either gone or falling off. The pages are aged, foxed and naturally antiqued in color. But you could used ready to discard, almost old books that you could age yourself.

The trick to have an "antique book stack" is what you put on the very top. 
I used an antique book page and printed some of my own art on it. Of course you could use a copyright free, old graphic that you might find on line. It would look best if you had one nice antique page to put on top, but you could also do creative aging to a newer page using coffee, tea or baking in the oven.  Tie it up with with rustic twine, velvet or lace or whatever suits you!
See Y'All Soon~


  1. That looks so pretty, Donna! Especially in black and white. I love your images; I went over and visited your Etsy as I haven't been in a few months. I have my framed lapin on the chair in my craft/sewing room!

    When I did my last stack I used paperbacks {again} and one of them had a nice design on one of the first few pages. So, I left that page intact so it would show on the top. I did print on a page once with a Christmas image. I just have to remember how I did it as the page was smaller than 8 1/2 by 11. It was a blank page from the actual book so it fit right back on there.

  2. What a wonderful idea, it really adds a lot to the stack! such a pretty room.

  3. Love this idea! It is zoo beautiful! I always love visiting your Etsy shop and looking at the images! They are divine!

  4. Donna,
    Lovely vignette! Your idea with the book is ingenious! I'm loving that pillow on the couch of the bee! Thanks for sharing your creative talents with us!

  5. Funny, I see these "bundles" everywhere for sale now as a pre-arranged accessory.

  6. Hi Donna,

    Love this idea & I have serveral graphics to use and I found a whole set of small vintage encyclopedias last year that I could use for the project.



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