Easy Ballard Books

I just love these books featured in this years Ballard catalog. I knew they would super easy to duplicate!
I just went to my local Goodwill on 50 percent off Saturday sale and picked up some old OLD books. Make sure you get the ones that are really old. They usually have a canvas like cover:0) 1 paid 50cents each for these books….and they just happen to be TWO fabulous play writers I studied in college:0) I am sure you have seen them in movies…MY FAIR LADY? OF COURSE!
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First you just rip of the cover and expose the bind.
Tie it with some twine  or string…..
and there you have it easy Ballard Books.

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xoxo Destiny


  1. What a great idea! I think I like them better w/out the cover, they look even more vintage!

  2. You are so smart!!!! It’s adorable. I think I will head to my thrift store this weekend! Thanks for the great knock off idea!

  3. First time commenter but I love your blog! I’ve been wanting to try my hand at making some of these books so I’m off to the storage shed to dig out some old books I have stored there.


  4. The books look great, and that whole display is amazing!

  5. I love this!! Super easy and adorable!

  6. Just found your blog and absoluetly love your home! Had to ask where you got the large wooden number 5 in this pic! I love it!

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