Have you got a few musty old books lying around?
You know the ones – you probably got them for Christmas or a birthday one year but never got round to reading them… or at least, you read the back of the dust jacket and decided you never will read it.
Well, if you’re ever in an artsy fartsy mood, you can try Lisa Occhipinti‘s ideas of repurposing old books. Drawing on her background in traditional bookbinding, she created crafty, easy and sustainable do-it-yourself objects in The Repurposed Library. Occhipinti has even used old books to create shelving, as shown in the picture on the left! We also love how she has turned a book into a wall clock – you could probably get a mechanical clock hands and motor assembly from the craft shops.
We think that it’s pretty neat (and somewhat poetically ironic), creating new storage space by clearing away old clutter and breathing new life into old things with a sense of humour.
Have you got a great repurposing idea? We’d love to hear from you!