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Cool Idea: Use Book Pages For Art

In this photo, from Linday and Kristen Buckingham's home, their son Will's bedroom is decorated with custom bedding, a vintage Union Jack flag, and neat rows of framed artwork.

The artwork, though, isn't from any expensive gallery. Instead, they're pages from a vintage children's book. I've actually done this at my own home, with pages from one of my favorite children's books, Album of Horses. If you're unwilling to tear pages from a favorite book, consider looking for it on eBay. I've found pages from books there for minimal expense. You can also search garage sales or thrift stores for worn-out books whose artwork is still intact.


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aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Neat idea.
Zulkey Zulkey 8 years
my husband and I are going to do this with an audobon book we bought used, when we get around to finding frames.
Leigh7757 Leigh7757 8 years
In London I found a shop in the Camden Stables market that had loads of loose pages from old books. Most of them were the old wood-block style prints. I picked up a few for my mother and sister to frame and use as art, but at the time the exchange rate made it too pricey to buy a bunch for myself.
Advah Advah 8 years
Ooh this is such a nice idea!
mrbig mrbig 8 years
Looks good! But I don't think I could ever tear out pages from books
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 8 years
I did this with my daughter's room. I copied some of my favorite pictures from my childhood books and some new that I hope she and I will love and become favorites too.
miss-malone miss-malone 8 years
Interesting idea, I like it!
atlbaggirl atlbaggirl 8 years
I did this in my master bath - I purchased the book Manolo Blahnik Drawings and framed approx. 20 pages using different color mattes with the same frame.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
ooh emalove that would be so lovely!! I've done this before, also used magazine pictures and calendar pictures.
emalove emalove 8 years
Sometimes I think about doing an Alice in Wonderland theme (my favorite!) in my future baby's room, and I would definitely like to frame illustrations from the book.
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