I despise clutter. I’m the opposite of a pack-rat. (Would that make me a trash-mouse?) Apparently, I have one exception to this rule: books. I’ve managed to amass several bookcases worth of books I just can’t seem to part with.

Sometimes I wonder if I could do something more interesting with these books than to let them just languish in my basement. Not surprisingly, other people have thought about that too! I’ve combed through the internet and found my favorite clever ways to up-cycle books.

Things for Your Room

Below are great book ideas that could be used to spruce up a room. After compiling this, I’m kind of thinking I could re-do my entire bedroom using books. Would that be overkill?

Book Lamp

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Book Side Table

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Book Headboard

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Decoupage Dresser

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Book Garland and Wreaths

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Book shelves

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Small Projects

These include some smaller projects that might be less daunting than furniture or art.

Book Clock

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Secret Drawer

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Storage Box or Jewelry Box

 

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Book Cover for eReader

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Holiday Fun

And to get into the holiday spirit….

Paperback Pumpkin

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Bookmas Tree

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