The Book Room

Do you like books? Libraries? I love them - there's nothing like the smell of old books, the feel of time-worn paper. You can't see my house but I have books everywhere - stacked on shelves, going up my staircase, in baskets. And I love upcycling books - you can search for them on my blog!

This book has been transformed into a book room - a snapshot of a library. I remember visiting an old library in Massachusetts a few years back that was truly classic: built-in wood bookcases, wood desks, sliding ladders, old card catalogs with metal drawer pulls. That's what inspired me with this project - and my love of books. 

Card catalogs line one side and the other side has lined paper - where else do you begin writing a great novel? An old desk piled with books, a girl delving into a book of her own, smaller card catalog drawers set the scene to immerse yourself in other worlds and times through the pages of a book. There's also a wood religious book open to a sacred text. 

The pages of the book are the central design, like a dome-like cupola adorning a rounded wall.

There's a little niche that holds books and a gentleman using the ladder to reach them. 

Working with books is so rewarding. You can fold them, carve them, paint them - little works of art. 

I'm entering this at More Than Words and Creative Artiste


  1. Oh my goodness - this is amazing! I adore your folded pages and the way you'e used an old library as your inspiration. Truly wonderful! It's great to have you join us at More Than Words this month. :)

  2. wow what a clever interactive idea using a book. I love it and so much to look at. Thank you for joining us in the More Than Words Challenge.

  3. Fabulous piece of altered art hun, so much detail...love it xx

  4. Wow! This piece is super cool! Thanks for joining us at More Than Words Challenges!

  5. Such a fabulous scene! You created so many amazing details and I love how you used the book pages, it must have taken you ages to fold and crave all those pages - stunning 😁. Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Artiste! Hugs, Jo x

  6. A fantastic project! so many details and places to admire. Bravo! Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Artiste Mixed Media challenge!

  7. Kathy this is incredible, I keep scrolling back up to examine a little bit more. So many details to take in the folded book pages make a great podium for the sweet girl to sit in peace to read her book. Adult or child i'd love to play with a scene just like this. Thanks so much for sharing this genius creation over @ Creative Artiste. Creative wishes Tracey (DT)

  8. Wow!!! I love this project, absolutely amazing and beautiful up to the smallest details!!!!
    Corinne x


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