The Repurposed Library

I came across this delightful book a few weeks ago. The repurposed library is written by Lisa Occhipint, who has had a passion for books since childhood after realizing at the age of 10 years onwards that she enjoyed reading books, writing thoughts/poetry and filling journals full of sketches. Lisa went on to college to study how to create books using different techniques, which increased her passion for books and how books are not just for reading but can also be altered into a piece of art work. Over the last 20 years Lisa has been collecting books and changing there form into arts of work, sculptures and everyday objects such as shelves, frames and lampshades.


At the begging of this book there is a great section with clear pictorial instructions on all the tools that are needed and the basics to destructing a repurposed book so that you can use every element of your book for different projects.

This book is also jam packet with 26 different projects you can try out from bookmobile, sewing box, journal, hanging mirror, clock, bird house, kindle keeper to name only a few. But my favorite is the tool bin.


Each project has detailed step by step instructions with clear diagrams to help you complete your project easily. I love the way the diagrams in this book are all hand drawings with so much detail in them that you just can’t make a mistake.


I am loving this book to bits and I am off to hunt down a old cooking book to turn into a tool bin for our kitchen.


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