Book lights and porch swings

Homemade book lights

I am in love with these lights! I seriously stood and stared at them for 10 minutes. Long enough to see a price tag on one of the books from a nearby thrift shop. Long enough to realize that this store has some incredibly talented crafty types working here. Long enough to figure out …

Ceiling lights from books

A) I need to buy a box of vintage books at Goodwill

B) I need to get a ceiling light kit, some rope and a stapler

C) I need to fold the books inside out (thus breaking their spines), staple the jackets together outsides touching, and then I need to fold and fold and fold and presto … something awesome and infatuating.

And then I turned a corner and saw this.

Pallet porch swing

Shut the front door and have a seat on the porch swing made of pallets. Yes ma’am.

Ideas are dancing around in my head like sugar plums.

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    Jill Flory March 22, 2013 (6:39 pm)

    Oh. My. Word. To both the lights and the pallet swing. How totally totally cool they both are! So glad you shared 🙂

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      Jennifer Kiko March 26, 2013 (9:27 pm)

      I know … now where to find old pallets! 😉

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    Kris March 23, 2013 (7:44 am)

    I love the swing and lights. Our thrift store here also has cool little things made out of old books. I was so tempted to buy the wrapping paper and bows made from the old pages of a book, until I saw the price tag at $2 a bow. lol

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      MAC March 26, 2013 (1:02 pm)

      Watch out for splinters on that swing! Yikes!

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        Jennifer Kiko March 26, 2013 (9:29 pm)

        I’d sand mine. (Or maybe I could get the kids to do it!)

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      Jennifer Kiko March 26, 2013 (9:27 pm)

      I bet you could make your own for pennies!

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