Tuesday, February 18, 2014

My DIY Weekend

I spent this past weekend DIYing it up! When I came back from my California trip our house was overloaded with awesome gifts. We were thrilled to have them, but unfortunately our small apartment can't comfortably hold big boxes and packages. So I spent the weekend cleaning up and trying to decorate our space.

I love decorating with books! They are so versitale and can work for so many different styes. I have a huge case of books at home. However it they are back on the west coast. I only have favorites and regular reads here in DC. I needed some older books that could be used only for decorating, that I wouldnt want to take down and read. 

When I lived in Simi Valley, CA there was an awesome $1 book store that I used to frequent. I needed a spot like that in Northern Virginia. I started doing my research and found an awesome little second hand books store called Hole in the Wall Books--check them out here--www.holeintheweb.com  It is so great! They have so many used books, and by that I mean, It has books on every single wall and stacked on the floors. Most of their classic books start at $3.50. I was so excited to have found a great little shop, but I wasn't looking to spend $3.50+ on books for decoration.

I decided last minute to ask the owner if there was a section of cheap books. I only wanted to spend $1 per book at most. It was a good thing that I did. I was able to find 3 huge boxes of books for $1 a piece. I got 31 books. I also found Gone with the Wind and another copy of Pride and Prejiduce! So $40 later, I had my books!

teehee this is one of my favorite books I was given for $1!

I came home, whipped out my scrap book paper and then got to work! Here are some of the results.

Love these books along with my pottery barn bowls!

I got a pretty holder for Kevin's Grandma's china from The Container store! This keeps it all safe until we are settled into a house!

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