by Lesley Kim
I am really going to organize my home for the next 6 months. The hard part for me is not the organization, but the purging. To really get things organized, it’s important to purge and get rid of unnecessary clutter. I am one of those people who get emotionally attached to things, and can not bear to part with my things. Yes… I am borderline a hoarder =)
Back to my plan to organize… My first project is to organize my overly cluttered bookshelf. I like the look of uniformity and I plan on covering my books to create a simple, organized look on my bookshelf.
Using plain Kraft paper, I covered my books. Wrapping each book with paper can become tedious and boring. I find that the more books you wrap, the faster and more efficient you become with the process =). There are also many types of wrapping paper you can use to decorate books. I already have Kraft paper so I opted for this paper. I did see this beautiful, matte silver wrapping paper at Michael’s which would look amazing!
I decorated the front of the books with a white doily, adding some cutout flowers for some detail. The possibilities are pretty much endless. I love using what I have around the house, but you can use any items you want to decorate books.
On the spine of the book, I wrote the title of the book with a skinny, black marker. I have completed one shelf, with a few more to go. I can’t wait for my home to get somewhat organized! =)