Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Favorite Books Wall Frame

This is a guest post that I did awhile back. I'm sorry for the "rerun" today, but Greg and I have the flu. You know the one, the "knock you on your butt" flu!

I'll be back tomorrow afternoon to start It's a Party and I'll do double features the next week.

I hope this stuff stays far away from all of you and for now, I'm going back to bed.

I have always loved the Little House on the Prairie books and had the whole set when I was growing up.

I even bought the set for my daughter when she was young.

Can I tell you how thrilled I was when they actually did a show with that cutie Michael Landon as Pa?!! Made me go read the whole series all over again!

Oops, sorry, back to the craft I did.

My husband brought me home some grids from windows he had replaced.
Perfect for this project!

I cut foam board to the size to fit for the grids and marked the openings.

Then mod-podged paper to each of the spaces...

and then glued the grid piece to the top of it.

I added velcro to the back of the books to adhere to the frame. I didn't glue them because I wanted to be able to take the books off if I wanted to take them down and read them again on a cold winter's night.

It still looked a little plain, so I added jute around all the edges.

Now those "feel good" books have a permanent home in the kids' play room. I'm so sorry that photo is bad, it's been gloomy and rainy here for days!

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Cranberry Morning said...

I remember that, Terri, and it was a great way to highlight those books. We loved the set here, same vintage as yours, I see. They're upstairs somewhere. (that really nails it down, doesn't it.)lol

Please get over that nasty flu! Hope you're feeling better soon.

Terri D. said...

So sorry to hear you and your husband are sick! Prayers said, and I hope you both feel better soon. I remember this post about your books. It's a great idea, and worth being reminded!

Baye said...

Hope you both feel better soon! This is a great idea for displaying favorite books.

Little Ladybird said...

What a great idea!

Brenda said...

Hope you both feel better soon! I can relate as I'm reading this from in bed with the flu too :(
I really love this idea!! What a cute project ... & since I just recently stumbled onto your blog your "rerun" was new & fun to me ;) Thanks for sharing :)

~Brenda @ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com