Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Inspired by Heritage

Last summer, I bought this bookshelf for really cheap and wanted to re-do it... but I never got around to it.
Finally, over the past few weeks, I decided to tackle it.
I have been spending my few hours of free time to work on it {little by little}

Before:




After:
I chose to decoupage it with some old book pages that I had out of a book that was my grandmother's.
Then I stuffed it full of my junk (for now):




I also found these from my grandmother:



Haven't you always wanted to seal one of your letters with wax?! I have! All I need is an awesome seal and I'm all stocked up!


I don't know about you but I LOVE my heritage and finding out new things about my relatives. I have several pieces all over my house that used to be my mother's, grandmother's, and great-grandmother's!

The picture here is my Great Grandma Lois {whom I got my middle name from} and that precious bear is from her.:

I love re-doing furniture and making it new but I also have a strong appreciation for the past!




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9 comments:

the tim gailey home said...

you're too cool!

Elizabeth Larson said...

Seriously, you are uber talented girl! My goodness! I love the bookcase, the things you put on it, all of it. And I love your new blog layout, your signature, everything!! Can you send me info on how to make my own signature? I love it! Great job Sis!

Sarah said...

Love the bookcase. You are awesome.

The Burtch's said...

Bekah, I love it what a cool idea!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

This turned out amazing, Bekah!!! I LOOOOVE that you decoupaged it with the pages. And I loved seeing the pic of your G. Grandmother. Great job!
M.L.

Jason and Keri said...

super cute!!

Sonja @ Craft-Werk said...

Hi Bekah, thanks for commenting on the silhouette mugs. Just returning the visit. - What a cool idea to decoupage an entire bookshelf with book pages. Looks really nice.

jenjen said...

What a cool idea! I love that. You did a great job!

Thanks so much for linking up to my party! I really appreciate it!

XOXO
Jen

Sabrina said...

This turned out great! I love the look...fits your "book worm" side! ;)