I've seen several variations of using books to create "book" shelves in the home. In most cases, it means sacrificing one of your books for the sake of the shelf which can be difficult for many. This DIY home project from Real Simple…
…combines the look of books as shelves while preserving the text. This also allows for easy switching when you discover that the next novel on your summer reading list is currently being used elsewhere in the home!
For easy step-by-step instructions and detailed photos for this DIY, check out the full post: Real Simple | Create Book Shelves.
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