August 2, 2012

Decorating with Old Books


 I love a used book sale and am always on the lookout for books with colorful and interesting bindings to use in decorating. 


I just picked these up at our local library for less than a dollar;  a gray one and a pretty periwinkle one to go with my beach cottage decor and bottles.  Love the titles, 'Acts of Faith' and 'Memories of Midnight'.... 


 My bottles found a new home on the driftwood shelf above the t.v.

      This next photo is before I switched the loveseat and t.v.  It was a little cramped with the oversized teak coffee table.

                                     
And after...more leg room all around.  For now, I've placed a beachy white chair in the corner and my books on the floor while searching for a bigger bookcase.


For the new slipcover, I used the reverse side of the fabric for the body and the 'right' side for the cushions.  I'm really happy with it!



I learned a little trick of the trade when Mark L was here with Fifi last year for the photo shoot....Turn the lamps on even if it's sunny.  Mark replaces each bulb with a very low wattage bulb. 
Try it the next time you are styling and photographing.  It makes all the difference in the world!
           
I hope you are enjoying your summer.  Thanks so much for stopping by! 

                                        xoRoberta



3 comments:

Bethany said...

The new furniture layout looks much more practical. Love the slipcover!

Hege Sletsjøe Morris said...

Looks lovely! I love the bottle collection!
Thanks so much for your comment! It's not easy! I just hope my son doesn't have it too, but unfortunately he most likely does.. poor baby.
hx

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

What a pretty room...and I love your bottle collection!