Saturday, March 27, 2010

~ Ripped Books ~











I have always loved the look of worn old books. But how does one achieve the shabby look? Well, it took me a while to figure it out and I am sure all of you knew this, but in case you didn't here's what you do. Find any old book that has the old looking pages. This means find the neat tea stained colored page. Doesn't matter what the book is about or the cover. I find mine at thrift stores for anywhere from a dollar to 50 cents each. Now just rip off the front and back covers and there you have it. Underneath you will find that they look like my picture. I love them and it is a cheap way to decorate and who would have known that there would one day be an attraction for cover less books?......

23 comments:

  1. They look so pretty ! I am going to do that with some of mine that I really don't like the color of the covers ~
    xoxo
    Lori

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  2. I AM LOVING ALL YOUR WONDERFUL IDEAS, THANKS.

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  3. I just recently discovered this as well! Isn't it cool!? LOVE it!

    Warmly,
    Lori

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  4. I like them wrapped in ribbons ...
    or netting...
    beautiful...
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  5. Thanks for sharing! I am looking at a stack of books right just waiting to be 'undressed'! Theresa

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  6. What a fabulous idea! Now I just have to de-cover the books in private so I don't have to explain, to my daughter, that it's okay for Mommy to de-face books but I'd better not catch her doing it :-)

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  7. Yes, who would have thunk it!!! And, the amazing things you can do with the covers and the spines, tooooo!!! thank, debbie

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  8. Hello
    Love the look of these... I saw a lot of them at Round Top, they are coming out of India. I wonder what they are doing with all the covers? Hopefully something fabulous!
    Blessings
    Rebecca

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  9. Your blog site takes my heart...
    Those books are beckoning me as well, I know they belong to youuu!! :)

    The burlap is my signature style in my shop, and I also work a lot with paper and book pages.

    Come visit me sometime.

    Dore

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  10. Love these. They're now decorating the Restoration Hardware catalog.
    Pam

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  11. Wow, i LOVE your blog- it is amazing- such inspiration - so many ideas -i love those books...
    I will have to start following your style..
    Karryann

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  12. Just love your blog, I like anything French related. I'm a new follower and will be back often. Have a great day. Carol Mae

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  13. Isn't there always something and someone for everything? = creative people...Jennifer jennsthreegraces

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  14. Hi: You have an amazing blog. I openned your site and it was a "Wow" moment. Thank you so much for sharing. Blessings, Martha

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  15. I just LOVE your blog!!!!! You are so creative!!! I am now a follower and will check back to see what you are creating next:)
    ~Debra
    Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

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  16. Hi there! we have added your blog link directly on our new blog. We L♥VE your blog and wanted to share some beautiful ones with our followers. We are followers of your blog site as well. Won't you please take a moment and add us to your favorite blogs and follow us as well please? Thank you so much, please keep the BEAUTIFUL pictures coming. Sincerely, http://theshabbyparismarket.blogspot.com AKA The Shabby Paris Girls, Dawn & Jen

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  17. I just found your blog thru a friend. How wonderful your postings are. I too love old and tattered things and when I find them I sometimes share them with my customers and other times savor them for myself. I enjoyed reading many of your postings. You have fabulous ideas. I WILL be back for more.

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  19. I love your blog and am now following you! Penny

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  20. Very cool. Thanks for sharing this with us. I never want to rip books because will someone may want to read them.

    zane

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