I love old hardcover books. The colorful covers, the gold embossing, the tales those pages tell and have seen … I just love them. And I love these unique ways to repurpose old books! From lamps to secret storage boxes to fabulous clutches, these ideas will inspire … and probably have you hustling to the thrift store for a pile of old books!
Old books look amazing when transformed as a repurposed book coat rack! I love the layering and the bright colors … and you can’t overlook that fabulous book page wall the rack is hung on!
Buy a handful of thrift store hardcover books and use the covers to create a completely unique upcycled book cover valance for a window!
Join old books together to create a repurposed book wall shelf that’s a fun way to display special treasures and keepsakes. I love the idea of using special children’s titles for a child’s room.
Skip that regular old purse and carry a hardcover book purse instead! With simple handles added on to an old book, this purse is definitely one of a kind!
This upcycled storage box appeals to my inner child and I think I’m going to make them for my own kids. They’d love having a secret spot to store a diary key or notes and letters they want to save.
This book knife block is so clever and unique! I think it would be really fun kitchen decor for a cabin or cottage.
Transform an old book into a zipper book clutch! Wouldn’t it make a great gift for a book lover? I love the fabric contrast.
I’m a huge fan of succulents so this succulent book planter caught my eye immediately! I think it would also be really cute with an air plant … and a tiny little book would just be adorable!
How fabulous is a stacked book table lamp? It’s the perfect decor for a study, a library, or a man cave!
And finally, how fun is this colorful book headboard? I love the idea of using children’s books for a child’s room or bright colored books for a guest room.
Which repurposed book idea is your favorite? Have you created any fun projects using old books?
For more repurposed inspiration, be sure to check out these 16 ways to repurpose paper bags …