We were really taken by the idea of decorating with book covers after finding a post about it at Loving Living Small. It reminded us of this collection of vintage paperback books we'd been storing away. So we dug a couple out and carefully removed our favorite cover (China Coaster by Don Smith). We bought an inexpensive, but sturdy frame at IKEA, then we placed this bluish-green Ball Mason Jar next to it -- a thrift store find from long ago -- and on the other side, we set up a few stationery boxes we've been holding onto.
We'd been wondering what to do with the plate ledge that runs around or entire living room ever since we moved in.
Now we're happy with one corner!