Bogus Book Jackets Add Bookish Style

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Even if you have a minimalist library, you don't have to forgo artistic book displays. You just have to think outside the box. And when I stumbled upon Esta Sketch's latest creation I jumped for joy!

Esta Sketch made a beautiful framed display of her favorite books, using "Postcards From Penguin -- 100 Book Jackets in One".

There are a number of amazing titles and designs to choose from, but Esta Sketch said, "I decided for now to stick with a blueish selection to compliment the blue/grey tone of the room. (though I could have easily gone with a bedroom themed selection, with such titles as 'The Big Sleep,' 'Hotel Splendide,' 'Tender Is the Night,' 'The Horizontal Man,' 'Lady Chatterley's Lover,' 'Together,' or perhaps 'Mantrap,' 'Dangerous Curves' or even 'Vile Bodies' for those with a stranger sense of humour...)"

So what do you need for this inexpensive, fun project? Esta Sketch suggests using:

You'll also need a few tools, including a ruler, protractor, a pencil and an eraser.

Voila! You have the perfect solution to display books without taking up a lot of space.

Tammy Strobel blogs at RowdyKittens about simple living and is the author of "Simply Car-free: How to Pedal Toward Financial Freedom and a Healthier Life."

The Ace of Space is a biweekly column that will provide you with the tips and tools to live lightly and creatively in a small space.


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