I saw over at The Precious Little Things In Life that she redid her bookcase. I have an upcoming project that involves a complete overhaul of my bookcase, so I was extremely interested in her redo.
She did a great felt wreath that I love and I'm waiting for that tutorial because it looks so pretty on her bookcase. She also did a scroll monogram that looked amazing, so I thought I could try that out.
I got a letter at Hobby Lobby, for under $1. Those letters are so cheap, I might buy a dozen of them for some massive letter project. Or maybe not. At any rate, I got my spray paint out and went to work, making the whole thing white.
Then, I found a book... since I'm cutting the pages out of the book, I didn't want it to be one that we loved, but I wanted it to be one with beautiful language. My favorite book is "The Great Gatsby" (have you read it? It's amazing... go read it, now.) but I was certainly not going to cut up my favorite book. My grandmother gave me a copy of Oliver Twist and I read it years ago... so when I saw it on the shelf, I grabbed it for the sacrifice. I apparently did not remember how depressing it is.
I cut the pages in half and wrapped them around a bamboo skewer. The blogger I got the idea from wrapped them up with only her hands, but my hands kept making them into squares... so I used the skewer.