Friday, June 28, 2013

DIY It! Turn a Book Into a Remote Control Holder.

Once upon a time, a printing press and a television fell deeply in love... From Country Living
A few weeks ago, I received a message from a stylist at Country Living. Cue a big SQUEEEEE! He had a question about my friend Luke's work, which I'd written about here. I was thrilled that this little ol' blog was promoting a friend's career! But... County Living? REALLY? I never thought that Country Living was something I'd want to read. My mom subscribed to it in the '80s, and I remembered rustic cornhusk dolls, butter churns, and faux finished walls. Ick. But after they contacted me, I took a peek at the magazine, and I loved what I saw. 

The Little House on the Prairie look is gone. Now they ought to call it Awesome Vintage Stuff with Cool Typefaces and Crafts You Can Actually DO magazine. Check out this kitchen... Wow. This weekend I plan to make Country Living's remote control holder project, pictured above. I found a pristine copy of this gorgeous old book on the FREE shelf at the library, and I can't wait to attack it with an X-Acto knife. I'll let you know how it turns out!

Aside from that, I'm looking forward to seeing Monsters University, dining at Firefly, seeing a lot of the lovely ladies listed here, and going to a crawfish cookout. Phew! What are you doing this weekend?

4 comments:

  1. I always liked the hollowed-out book safe idea. Just need to make sure you have a book you don't mind gutting.

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    1. Yeah, this old cookbook is like, "Hey, here's ANOTHER recipe chock full of mayonnaise!" so I don't have any problem gutting it. :D

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  2. I like that a lot! And let us know how the project turns out. My co-workers are joining me for a craft party later in July and we're thinking about photo frames made with books.

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    1. That sounds pretty. I don't think I'm imagining it correctly, but I'd like to see how they turn out.

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