I have more old books than I have spaces for at the moment. And then I had an idea. (Sometimes these work, sometimes the don't).
I grabbed my husband and went out to the shop with an old book. I had him show me how to use his drill press. (Awesome tool, I need to find some other projects so I can play with his drill press a bit more.) I drilled a hole in the spine of a book. He told me it would just shred the book, but it atually made a very nice hole. Can you guess why I needed a hole in the spine of a book? How else would I get the light socket in place?
Here is my book light! What do you think? It is an LED light, so no heat and little fire hazard. I figured if people could use coffee filters and other flammable items, I could use a book. I am working on a cord cover but I was too excited to wait until that was finished to share this.
I have my desk in a nook in the dining room and wanted a light hanging over the desk.
See my pile of 'destroyed' books. This desk is more storage than major work space so I didn't need really good desk lighting. Just a book light...
Creating spaces that are uniquely my own helps fuel that creative spark. Don't you just love it when ideas start forming in your head and you can't wait to get busy and see if you can create what you imagine? This space makes me smile and the book light just topped it off.
Adding my project to these blog parties:
The Shabby Creek Cottage