I'm slowly but surely fixing my mantle. After the Christmas madness, I decided to re-vamp it a little bit...we're SLOWLY adding for a full effect.
Can you spot the difference?
Another thing I worked on yesterday was adding some books. I love books. I have a gazillion of them. All over the house. So, I figure I need to start incorporating them into my decorating scheme. For storage purposes, of course.
Want to know another secret? I love hardback books. I just love 'em. They feel so much more...bookish. But, I hate book covers! I'm always ripping them, bending them, losing them. Finally, I just decided to be done with the whole book cover process, so as soon as I get a new hardback book, the cover goes in the trash. Scandalous, right? Anyway, I found some books for my mantle, but, I didn't like how my books looked. You may think this is an instance where throwing away the covers came back to thwart me...not so!
I happened to grab this awesome scrapbook paper awhile back for a project I never ended up doing. I decided to go back to my middle-high-school book-covering roots and make some "vintage" book covers.
So I did. It was lots of fun. On one of them I doodled "MM + CG = Luv 4Ever." Heh. (Not really. But, it would've been funny).
Found some fun twine to put it all together.
A full effect.....
So far, so good! I'm still not satisfied, though. More changes to come.