And I just love what they do with books! You can't see it very well in this picture but there is a stack of books, covers ripped off and secured with rope or jute. I put my used paperbacks that I don't plan to read again to good use to create the same effect, but I used more of a gross grain ribbon I had saved off of Pottery Barn packaging from a recent purchase.
Covering the books in canvas, or duck cloth, has got to be my favorite though and so I gave it a go.
I really liked how they turned out.
I was about to create a tutorial to share with you how I did this...but then I thought, I bet someone has beat me to it, so why reinvent the wheel, right? Sure enough I found it, at a site I happen to love already and suggest you bookmark it to. Click here to watch the tutorial.
As always, if you are not having a, 'heck yeah, I'll give that a try' kind of day, I offer them up already done for you.