As part of a series called 5 Easy Pieces, we’ll be gathering our favorite upcycled, re-purposed, vintage, and handmade stuff from around the web for you to buy or make yourself. So stay tuned for quick lists of 5 must-haves and get ready to wish you had thought of that.
Green Thumb Bookmarks
You’ll never have to dog earmark a book again. With these whimsical budding bookmarks ($6.99) you can keep track of where you last left off in that page turner. For more fun accessories, visit Perpetual Kid.
For a new take on your library, add a couple leaning shelves ($750) from designer Deger Cengiz. These shelves are made of reclaimed redwood salvaged from a dismanteled water tower in New York. For more unique furniture, visit Voos Furniture.
Solid steel bookends from Knob Creek Metal Arts offer an eye-catching silhouette to your bookcase. We particularly like the nature-inspired giraffe pair ($39.99). Add personality to your shelf by visiting Etsy.com/shop/KnobCreekMetalArts?auto=format.
Forget e-readers on your commute and stick to the original hardback. The two wings of the Thumb Thing hold the pages open easily allowing you to comfortably hold a book one-handed. You can also use the Thumb Thing as a bookmark. To pick up one of these handy book accessories, visit Spoon Sisters.
Cozy Book Covers
Protect your prized books with hand knit covers. Machine washable and reusable, these covers ($39.95) work for everything from your daily journal to your Harry Potter collection. Never be embarrassed for reading Hunger Games on the subway again. To pick up this cozy knit cover, visit Etsy.com/shop/VermontHomespun?auto=format.
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