Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A book you can plaster your walls with!

I get many emails from my lovely readers and one of the most common questions is where do I find a book that I can take apart and use as artwork.


One of my favorite books that I’ve seen sprinkled throughout a home is, “Temple of Flora.” Kyle the blogger behind Knight Moves ( great blog from a girl that loves design and the color orange! Hello, she had me at orange!)


Due to a massive amount of wall space & a budget Kyle got creative and new that with some nice framing and matting she could get chic artwork on the cheap!


Check out the pages of Temple of Flora throughout her home:

knightmovesdiningroom knightmovesart knightmovesart2 knightmovesart3

knightmovesart4 knightmovesart5 knightmovesart6

I’m in love! I think she got quite the bang for her buck with a $75 book!


So, dear readers I now have to turn the question back around on you. What books would you recommend ripping apart and using as artwork?


*All images via Knight Moves.



Blogger Pigeon said...

What a timely I am ordering Botanicals: Butterflies and Insects.

The "others also bought" links underneath the book also look promising.

Haven't seen the book in person, but Emily Clark's blog had a post on it and looks perfect for my MIL's living room.

June 30, 2010 at 11:29 AM  
Anonymous Jane said...

such a smart idea - i love using books for art. i have a few framed pages from a wildflowers of america book* lovely and cheap, always a win. xx, Jane

June 30, 2010 at 11:31 AM  
Blogger SogniSorrisi said...

Love the chairs in the first photo, but I worry about how practical a white dining chair would be.

June 30, 2010 at 11:34 AM  
Blogger Nikki said...

I've always thought about it for children's rooms, but never a whole house. I think its a great idea!

June 30, 2010 at 11:44 AM  
Blogger Kiki said...

OMG - this is amazing and its also good to know that i am not the only person that does this... I use high gloss magazines though. The design/trade and fashion magazines are printed on really nice paper and have great images (and cost a lot less)...I actually did a a few frames in my home with this..You have now given me a thought - I will share the images on my blog because everyone thinks I bought them...

June 30, 2010 at 12:05 PM  
Blogger Mark Jill Trevor Sophie said...

Love the post!
I was thinking of doing my daughter's room with Shel Silverstein pages! Her and I both love his poems and artwork! Fun!
Perhaps with different colored mattes or frames?!?!

June 30, 2010 at 12:18 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

I actually found this Wildflowers of America book via Jenny at Little Green Notebook:

It's amazing - tons of beautiful prints and it's only around $12!

June 30, 2010 at 12:23 PM  
Anonymous Lauren said...

I also love high gloss magazines as artwork. My favorite is old copies of Neiman Marcus's monthly "The Book" Fabulous art in The Book. Perfect for a small bath or dressing room.

June 30, 2010 at 12:25 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

I love Norman Rockwell's art. I have bought several of his books at discount book stores and framed the prints. I love the nostalgic feel to them.

June 30, 2010 at 1:49 PM  
Blogger Brand New and Beautiful said...

The Taschen calendars make great sources for framable prints, too. There's a parrot one I have my eye on!

June 30, 2010 at 3:54 PM  
Blogger Claire Watkins, ASID allied said...

Last year I framed pictures from a vintage book on airplanes for my boyfriend. In my room, I have fashion sketches from an old Neiman Marcus book. Would love to frame the pages of "FLAIR".

June 30, 2010 at 4:20 PM  
Blogger Hazel said...

A great idea... the most difficult part for me is finding large frames at an affordable price... even IKEA charge $70 for their larger ones!! :) Hazel

July 1, 2010 at 8:17 AM  

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