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Goodwill Home Décor Expert - Merri Cvetan

Merri Cvetan

My weekly column for Amazing Goodwill and my design blog, Design Coach, are about all things design, living a stylish life and entertaining (like setting a great table). I share DIY projects, decorating and design tips, as well as ideas and secrets.

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Book It!

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Aug 14, 2014 1:54:00 PM

bookend trophiesAre you a "book" person? Or, do you prefer to read on a Kindle or a Nook? Although I have a Kindle (great for traveling), I still love the feel and smell of a book in my hands. I might not keep every book I buy, but some I just can’t part with. Same with my kids, they each had special books they read over and over again.

To avoid being buried under stacks of books, put the special ones, “the keepers,” on display with “trophy” bookends. (If your kids didn’t get a trophy or two during their schools years, you can usually find them at Goodwill.)

bookend trophiesThey are fine as is, but I like to coordinate accessories with a room’s color and décor. A little spray paint and old trophies become sculptural art work! 

Choose trophies that have a little weight to them so they will actually hold books in place.

bookend trophies 

Topics: books ends, trophy bookends, upcycled trophy, Merri Cvetan