Okay. This is a century old victorian photo album that I just found. It really needs some love. Now, the good thing to do, for something that should have some value...is restore it...right?
But before I knew what it was I just wanted it for parts for a portfolio book.
So I think maybe keep the original look, same binding...but make it fit larger images...and perhaps brass covered pages instead of the really plain paper (Normally these books have a rich cherry wood paper for the pages...mines not good enough)
But I'm still not sure if I want to search for a blue velvet or see about something else.
I also need some nice quality materials for replacing ...most of it. But I think I'll wait until I have this disemboweled to get a list. (All the metal is held down with nails on a wood frame..fancy!)
Right now all I'm looking for is some ideas(basically, what would you do with this?), some places to look at (maybe a more booksy forum, materials website, etc.), some people that know restoration?
(in the meantime...I don't post enough here...