I did all this without spending a dime! How did I do it you ask. Well, basically I shopped around my house for different picture frames and throw pillows. Oh, and I might have spray painted a few things. The decor in my house will soon be too large to fit in it from the layers of accumulating spray paint.
I liked the results, but I got a wild idea to create floating bookshelves since ol' blackie bit the dust. This is the part where I actually spent money. However, it was around $8 for the cost of screws, L brakets, and a couple of thrifted books.
Here's what I... er uh, my husband did.
He drilled two L brackets into the wall after measuring the spots. I then put a book on top, but kept the back cover open.
Next, I hot-glued the back cover to the back page to keep it closed. You can still slide the book on and off the L brackets after the glue has dried.
Last, stack a few books and top, and you have floating books.
Here it is if you looked at it straight on.
What did I think of them? Hmmm.... They were definitely a conversation piece when people came over, but they weirded me out a little too much. I took them down about three days later, and my home feels normal again.
I'm not ruling out the idea though. This might be something I try again in the future in a home office or in the boys room or playroom.
What do y'all think? Are you crazy enough to try this idea?