June 8, 2011

Vintage WallPaper Covered Books


Ok, I confess it's not really books, and not really vintage wallpaper.


This was actually one of those book boxes....Tell me I fooled you for just a second!  



These where pretty popular at one time.


I see them from time to time at the thrift stores and always snap them up.  They're really fun to transform.


Graphics Fairy has a great selection of vintage wallpaper graphics.  I printed off four different styles.


Then Mod Podged the sheets on


I printed some French book titles on labels, also from Graphics Fairy, and Mod Podged them over the "Wallpaper".


I put these "Books" in my booth at Orange Tree and price them at $24


This was a fun and easy little project.  

Don't pass these book boxes up when you see them, you could alter them anyway you like to fit your taste and style

Happy Creating!
Carol


Joining Brag Monday at Graphics Fairy

55 comments:

laurie said...

what a great idea,, you are the most clever crafter,, this looks beautiful,, wow,

d e l i g h t said...

Those are really cute and what a creative idea!

La said...

Hi Carol!

These are beautiful, Carol. I always love your creativity.

I hope you are having a good week.

sissie said...

Here we go again Carol, now you are making me want to make these too! LOL!

Very sweet and I'm sure they will sell.

hugs
Sissie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh my...I may still have one of those! What a great idea! Super cute! ♥

Debbie said...

I love these! I'm positive that you could make just about anything lovelier.

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

I need a bigger house to store all my "projects"!
Love this idea.
The HOT weather is gone and it's a wonderful day!
Warmly,
deb

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I love it! The patterns work great together, and the labels are a nice finishing touch. Just beautiful Carol.

Susan said...

I just love these! They are so pretty! How creative that you chose those patterns that work so well together!

Bella said...

Hi Carol,
I LOVE these!!! I never knew the graphic fairy had wallpaper, I am excited to play with it too:-) Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration!
Hugs,
Bella

Jocelyne's Tea Parties said...

Oh those are beautiful! I will be keeping my eyes open for those book boxes. You are so talented. Thanks for sharing your ideas and how to's.

Honey at 2805 said...

How totally cute is this! Great inspiration! I will be keeping my eyes open!

A Vintage Green said...

What a creative idea. Love them.
- Joy

Stampin D Amour said...

OMG!! Carol - these are just AMAZING!!!! You are so CREATIVE and I always look forward to each and every posting! Love these! :)

-pamela

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I've never seen a box like that-- but I have something similar that looks like encyclopedias but it is hollow and it holds magazines or manuals... same principle!
They are ugly purple too!

I like yours.
I wanted to say thanks for your kind words and prayers for my husband and myself and for stopping in at Corn!

Pat

stefanie said...

those are the best!!! I love them...I received my gorgeous treasures today!!! love them, thank you so much!!!!!! I will take pics and blog about them!!!

laurie said...

I wish I could send you some rain,we have had enough,,

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Hi Carol!
You are always such an inspiration and so generous with sharing your creative ideas!
This is one of the MANY projects that is a Must Try for me!!!
Hugs,
Lynn

Scrap for Joy said...

You could have fooled me Carol! I must look up the vintage wallpaer images..they are beautiful. Very clever and lovely project!
Joyce

Createology said...

You must have the most amazing thrift stores. I never find such fun items. Love your transformation on this box. It is truly useful and beautiful now.

Anonymous said...

I love how you use graphics from Graphics Fairy. Your prints always look so great I have to ask, what kind of printer do you have?? Mine is dying a horrid death and I did abuse it but it was an ink hog. Thanks and take care. Kathleen

June 8, 2011 11:40 PM

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Kathleen, you did not leave an email. Maybe you will see this? I have an HP photosmart premium

Carol The Polka Dot Closet

Denise said...

I adore your beautiful book.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Now that is a cute craft too Carol. I love how you think of these things and share them.

Karen said...

I love them! they are so pretty. You've got my wheels a turnin now LOL. Thanks for sharing this.

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Awesome Carol, just awesome! ~Stacy~ xo

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

They look wonderful Carol, You always find the best stuff and share such great ideas, you are an inspiration. Thanks for sharing, Hugs Marilou

Scarlett said...

Love it! I never see these book boxes, will be keeping my eye out for them. You'll have to let us know how quickly it sells as Im sure it will fly off the shelf! Scarlett x

Gina said...

Way too cute! Once again, you amaze me.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Carol, your book box is so adorable. I bet it has already sold! What a fantastic, creative idea...*love it*

Pattie said...

These are so cute great job!! have a great day

Pattie

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

So clever and so adorable! Love it!

saltbox treasures said...

Yours are much prettier than the original! :)
If you love shabby roses, you'll have to come check out my giveaway.
I look forward to reading more of your blog.
~ Julie

Tina Eudora said...

Oh Carol you just continue to floor me all the time with your gorgeous creations and isn't the Graphic Fairy amazing? I am a follower of hers but haven't utilized any of her graphics yet.....Maybe I should cruise over there this weekend?
I can hardly wait to see what you are going to do next!
Tina xo

Bee happy said...

Found your beautiful blog today and wanted to say hi! I love this idea with the books, you have picked some lovely paper to change it with :) Can't wait to see what else you do!

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Erin said...

I love this Carol! They (or it?) looks like a stack of beautiful books. :)

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

OK...I must turn on my "book box" radar and find one! This is a great idea!!!

Ruby Jean said...

WOW!! Carol those are beautiful, I love the color combination you used...If I was your neighbor I think I would have to ask if I could borrow those books... : )

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

I love the book boxes and can't pass them up either. I haven't prettied them up like you have though ... great idea as always (())

Kathy said...

beautiful makeover, xo

Olivia said...

Oh my gosh I need that sooooo bad for my remotes! Gorgeous Carol!
Hugs,
Olivia

Willow said...

I love what you did with the pretend books. I must find some of my own to fix up. Thanks so much for the comments on my blog. I completely understand what you said.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

My jaw dropped and drool spilled all over my computer! Look what you've done!

No, I mean really, look at what you've done because those are so wicked awesome! You are one clever girl (and I forgive you for making me ruin my laptop).

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a fantastic idea!!
I have collections of wall paper border that I have picked up at yard sales and flea markets over the years because I loved the patterns but did not have enough or anywhere to put them in my home. This is a great idea to cover actual books and then embellish them!!

Thanks once again for some great inspiration!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Vicki said...

These look great! I do see those all the time at the thrift stores. So true. Glad you liked my make it rusty tutorial. Have a great weekend.

Diann said...

I love it! I even told Troy to keep his eye peeled for these went he is out and about!

Roselle said...

These are beautiful. I just noticed that vintage wallpaper on The Graphics Lady site and wondered what to use it for. Of course, you, talented lady, came up with an idea! Seriously, you need to write a book!
xo
Roselle

Something Special said...

You did fool me too, and I love your ideas! Thanks for the inspiration!

Ginger said...

What a great transformation. I've seen those and passed them by but no more. Got the apron and I am loving it.
Ginger

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I love those Carol, I think those are one of the prettiest things I have seen you do. Welll...the big Pod comes Monday and everything goes from studio and everything else downstairs into storage. Can't decide whether to close my website down for a week or not. Hopefully downstairs will be finished by the end of next week...Yay!! Hope you are having a fun weekend. xo

Beverly said...

Pretty, pretty!

firstnightdesign said...

Great job - the box looks charming!

BonjourRomance said...

Looks fabulous Carol! What a great idea.
Here' to a good week (and an email from me!!)
Mimi

Mod Podge Amy said...

I absolutely love Graphics Fairy - and I LOVE what you did with the papers! So pretty!

Barbara Jean said...

what can i say?
another sweeet and beautiful too

blessings
bj