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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Book Caddy

A while back, I found this beautiful (ahemmm) little caddy at Goodwill for $2.50.    Oh yeah, it has bright teal and purple splattered paint all over, and coordinating boots on each end.  Nice.  Although I’m sure it fit into someone’s decor at some  time, it definitely did not fit into mine!  I know I saw Sarah, at Thrifty Decor Chick, redo one like this for an herb decoration here…and thought I could do it for our books.



So I removed the boots, lightly sanded it, and then painted it Oil Rubbed Bronze.  I wasn’t sure what I wanted to put on the sides, but today I finally bit the bullet, and this is the result…

100_1869 I used my Cricut to cut the words out of cardstock…and used Mod Podge to adhere them.


100_1871 This is my favorite saying, because when I read a good book,  it takes me away, and I really can imagine the impossible…like a pig that talks or a Fawn befriending a young girl…or even, a vampire that falls in love with a human (yeah, I’m one of those people who LOVE that series, and btw, I’m on TEAM EDWARD!).




100_1870 It holds a ton of books and is very sturdy, and now, it fits into our decor perfectly.

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  1. Team Edward all the way! :)

    Love your book caddy! Great idea.

    I hope you'll come participate in my link party today! It runs all week so come back and add more BOY projects! All About The Boy @ The Nifty Nest!


  2. nice thrifty find! I love what you did with it!
    stopping by to let you know I'm featuring your blog tomorrow on my regular feature Featured Followers Friday

  3. very cute.. and a great idea to keep those books out to read.

  4. Wow! That looks amazing!!! And thanks for your comment on my blog. Appreciate the encouragement :) Have a beautiful weekend. Janine