Exactly as imagined.
When I have a problem, usually design or decorating-related, I will stand & stare. Although I’m motionless I’m spinning & tossing things all over in my head making quite a mess in there. The latest problem I had was two bookshelves full of books, so full I’d stacked books in front of books. It was either that, or some would go into boxes.
Being the visual person I am I thought it was a pity that I couldn’t see all the books at once. It was even more of a pity that when books are on shelves normally you only see the spine & you miss all the fantastic cover art. I really wanted to essentially wallpaper my walls with the books, but all my staring didn’t come up with how to do that simply, inexpensively & without destroying the books.
My front room needed a change & I decided I wanted to take advantage of the vaulted ceilings & put all my books out there so my own room would be free for my projects & overnight guests. In this case it was Laurie showing up this weekend that
forced my hand inspired me to finish this project.
I already had 8 of those old deck rails up for some of my photographs so I added a few more to hold all the books. The photographs will be hung the same way with other deck rails on a different wall in the same room. I used rubberbands around approximately half the book’s pages & back cover with a thumb tack into the wall. So the books are resting on the rails & the rubberbands & thumbtacks keep them from falling forward off the wall.
Like I said flipping through my books makes me want to read them all again & in that other post I told you how I found all these little bits of history. It was really hard to resist doing those things & force myself to put them all up on the wall. I did try to put the books I was less likely to read higher up. I have to confess that even though I do have quite a few books up on the wall now I still have two bookshelves full of books. *sigh