Before & After: Using Childrens Books as Art

published Mar 8, 2011
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(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

I recently had the idea to replace the photographs which hung above my couch with several images from one of my favorite picture books, Caps for Sale. Five dollars for the book, a few cuts with an X-ACTO, and I have six beautiful images that add new life to the room.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Since I already had the frames, this was a very cheap and easy way to do a quick change to the room. I love the colors and think the drawings are beautiful, but I went back and forth for a long time about whether it seems too juvenile. How do you feel about using children’s books as art in adult spaces? What are some of your favorite children’s books that have inspired you?

Images: Kate Wangsgard