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« on: March 05, 2011 01:24:24 PM »

I knew what I was going to make for this challenge as soon as it was posted.  The end product was nothing like what I planned, but its still AWESOME.  To give credit where it is due, I got the how-to for the books from http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycle-lamp-shade/

I call it English Major's Revenge, because . . . well, I am an English major, and after all those year of books sticking it too me I wanted to pay them back.  Its almost like a hunter and his collection of animal heads.  I have conquered books, and mounted them as trophies on my wall!


The lights are LED's so they get no where near hot enough to burn the paper, or even warm my cold hands.


The green part is an old window shutter, and the message can be changed as I feel like it.


We moved our dinner table to an area of the apartment not directly under a light fixture, so this was a necessity.  At least if we wanted to see our food. =]
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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2011 01:56:00 PM »

I like that you call the books your trophies.  I don't think the shutter part really "goes" with the rest... or maybe I just don't get it.  If you love it though, who cares what I think!?!
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2011 02:02:11 PM »

Oh, this must be what they call Enlightment  Roll Eyes. I love it.
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2011 02:13:33 PM »

my husband doesnt get the shutter either. =]  I needed something to hide the cords though, and thats what I had lying around. =]
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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2011 07:04:29 PM »

what a brilliant idea.

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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2011 05:43:54 AM »

Book trophies what a brilliant idea!
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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2011 05:57:36 PM »

I have a suggestion for the shutter. If it is still in good-working order, you could decoupage cover art or text from books on either side of the blades. This would effectively make a sign that can flip.
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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2011 06:37:39 PM »

Whoa i love this!  I am not an English major, but I am a self-proclaimed book worm. I dream of having a reading nook where I can fill the walls with glowing books. For now i will have to be happy with just adding this to my wist/pinterest.
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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2011 05:15:23 PM »

I *really* like this!!!  This is COOL!!!! Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2011 08:25:07 PM »

This is absolutely fabulous.
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« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2011 09:36:32 PM »

This is seriously cool!!
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« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2011 07:12:36 AM »

Grin WOW. Totally Groooovy. I give you four thumbs up. Wait...I only have two so we'll have to improvise and use our imaginations!!
I am impressed, and jealous because I understand the frustration with school books. It sure sucks sometimes.....
BRAVO!! You did an awesome job with the project here, enjoy!
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« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2011 09:22:47 AM »

OH my boyfriend would love love love this!! We're moving into a new apartment soon and looking at projects like these give me great inspiration for possible decor. So exciting! =]
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« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2011 02:44:36 PM »

Ha!  I love your "trophies"!  Great job.
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« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2011 05:13:12 PM »

So cool! WISTED! I'm definitely going to have to make one.
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« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2011 05:37:23 PM »

How fun!! Cheesy  Is it a dusting nightmare?
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« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2011 07:57:35 PM »

Haven't tried dusting yet. =]  But the pages aren't fixed so I can move them around to clean and put them back.

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