Mr. H and I have dreams of a having a library in our home. We have a spare bedroom, and our family loves to read (and write) so why not?
When I think of a library, I think of this. (sigh) I just want to curl up in one of those chairs and lose myself in a book, don't you? Well, our spare room is nowhere near that size, so we'll have to scale down from this.
Baby step #1: A Dictionary Stand. This is one of the things on the "library list" that Mr. H and I made a while back. Yeah, whatever -- where in the heck would you find one of those old-fashioned things, nowadays?
Uh, at a local thriftstore, apparently:
Woo hoo! Found one! $15? -- that's a deal.
(Sorry -- couldn't keep Bij away from the thing long enough to take a picture. He loves this thing! Silly gato.)
We've got some nicks and scrapes and a big problem: the shelf the dictionary's supposed to sit on is missing!
Ack. Time to get creative.
Bye-bye nicks -- say hello to some furniture touch up pens...
OK. So, how to make the stand functional without adding a crappy looking shelf that won't ever match no matter how hard we try? Kitchen cabinet knobs! Mr. H, you're a genius! ♥ Flat ones that won't get in the way of the book, but hold it evenly (form follows function, ya know), and somewhat blend in with the look of the thing....
Add an old dictionary we picked up at that same thrift store... and...
Cool! Love it!
Two things will put a polishing touch on this project for me. <----- This idea. It's gonna go right over the space where we put the stand. Vinyl lettering defining the word "read":
... and to be able to tell my Sweet Girl to
look it up
-- like my parents did!