Friday, January 11, 2013

Book Hook

I have a bit of an obsession with vintage children's books.  Perhaps it stems from my years of teaching.  As a child, I loved to visit the library or the book mobile in the summer.  The smell of books, their fun covers,

wonderful vintage pictures,
I love it all.  But, alas I cannot keep them all (I may be trying to buy them all, though).  It was time for me to start using some of them for projects, the reason I have justified purchasing them in the first place.  I picked three with an animal theme to make this fun and colorful coat hook:
I screwed the books to a board,

sealed them with some clear sealer and added hooks,
Here is what the back looks like--I added an extra board--decided it needed a little more.
Even the youngest of kids can organize and keep things neat with hooks.  Find more ideas at Donna's Funky Junk Interiors.


  1. I love children's books too!

    This is the Cutest idea!

    I must try this :)

    Thanks so much,

  2. so cute becky! I love old children's books too. putting them to great use as a coatrack is a fabulous idea!

  3. What a great idea! I have a bunch of books like this too! I may have to borrow this one...


  4. Great idea!! I have a bunch of vintage childrens books you've got me thinking. Thanks :)

  5. These are adorable, I'm pinning.


  6. I've just recently found your blog via Pinterest, and feel you are a kindred spirit. I also have a passion for vintage childrens books (I have MANY waiting to be used) and love recreating with salvaged materials. Your work is incredible - love love love it!!!


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