I have to admit that my library for home DIY repairs and projects is quite extensive. Books from helping fix appliances to how to make your own drapes, I’ve almost got them all. Here are a few of the handiest that I would suggest you keep on hand! (How many hand puns can we throw in this post?)
1. HomeMade Modern:Filled with 30 projects for those who like the modern DIY home! $17 on Amazon
There’s something so appealing about a cozy reading nook, isn’t there? Whether it’s a window seat, a reinvented closet space or just a corner of the room, creating a comfy space specifically for indulging in books and magazines is sure to up your reading time. Here are ten drool-worthy colorful reading nooks that you’ll want to recreate in your home.
1. I could spend all afternoon in this minty green window seat. [Photo: House of Turquoise]
I don’t know about you, but I’m getting sick of winter already. All I want to do is curl up and read a good book underneath a warm fuzzy blanket. Preferably in one of these ten impossibly cozy reading nooks.
1. I love the mix of textures and colors in this little corner. [Photo: Welcome_Homestyle]
Hey bookworms, paper craft lovers, and people who like free things: here’s a DIY bookmark that’s got some serious flair!
Whether it’s back to school season in your house (new books!) or you’re just looking to replace some tired out bookmarks, we’ve got an easy craft project for you! Graphic designer Frédérique has kindly offered a free PDF download to make your own geometric bookmarks. (The playful design is inspired by the modern jewelry she sells through her Etsy shop!) All you need to do is print and cut and you’ll be on your way to reading in style. Continue Reading
A little slice of heaven in only 9.8 square meters, the Read-Nest by Dorte Madrup Arkitekter is a bibliophile’s dream. Shelves for books and a spot to settle back with a page turner…doesn’t get much better.
The prefabricated structure is also perfect for writing, studying and relaxing, the Read-Nest is kind of a pop-up book in itself. A desk unfolds from the wall as does a bed. Above, the ceiling folds back to reveal a skylight. Continue Reading
Wiliam Smith from Hang Fire Books writes, “I frequently receive vintage paperbacks where the spine glue has separated from the text block (probably due to reading-wear) and then frozen/dried in a lumpy uneven way that keeps the spine from laying flat…I was wondering if it would be possible to soften the glue with heat so you could smooth and reflatten it.”
Just because it’s tattered and has loose pages doesn’t mean the story or the information is worn out as well. Follow these instructions from Wikihow to salvage your first editions, and don’t be afraid of those tired copies at used book stores.