Need a light? Have a bunch of old books laying around that you're not interested in reading? Make a library lamp! This unusual and functional work of art is sure to get great reviews from friends.
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I have seen this done several times on the diy network and have always thought it was such a great craft idea
By Marlene, Pretoria, South Africa (Guest Post)10/31/2007
Wonderful idea. Saw same idea in homeware store, but made of porcelain, that is where I decided to make myself one, but just with real books!
Love the lamp! What a neat idea.
I love books too (and treasure them), but no one wants Reader's Digests, and those would be perfect for something like this.
An idea like this, as with altering unwanted books, keeps those that would otherwise end up in the landfill as something useful and repurposed.
You may wish to pay attention to the copyright & publication dates of the books.
Some of the "old books" may just be worth a bunch of cash! Especially first printings...
Personally I like books too much to poke a hole through them *sigh* but a lamp like that may look really good in my den.
By LUCINDA (Guest Post)08/29/2005
WHAT A COOL IDEA--LOVE IT!!
I love the book idea for your lamp.....I have a lot of old books and I think I will do the same thing....Thanks for the tip.
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