For the Love of Books…

by postroad on March 9, 2013

Good day to you! Are you a hope-to-never recover book-a-holic like me? The awesomeness that is the internet will never be able to replace a good ole snuggle with a stack of books, some knitting, and a lap full of kiddos… and a cup of coffee teetering precariously nearby. Yes folks, that has been my life this winter!

So it shouldn’t be too surprising that I’ve been whipping things up out of random odds and ends from falling-apart books. This project is only the first of a few that I’ve been working on. The rest will be in the Spring Magazine out in a couple of weeks! I’ve also decided that we’re way over-due for a lil giveaway! So not only will I be sharing how I made these but also you will have a chance to win them yourself… as well as this little antique bottle, and four bars of my handmade soap! Aw, what-the-digs….. let’s throw in a calendar too!!

ok, ya’ll ready for this??

Actually much of how I made these has already been shared here on the blog. Check out how to decorate and protect the tiles in this post here. (yes, I am still working on adding more videos for the stool project!) Alright, now that you’ve finished that it is on to the next….

In order to drill through tiles you will need a power screw gun (we have a drill press and that works even better, but either will do the trick.) You also need a diamond dust whole saw to cut through the tile (a bit I bought off of Amazon.)

After you mark your holes to drill you can begin setting up. You will need either a shallow tray of water to drill your tile in or an extra set of hands with a spray bottle spraying the bit as you drill. It won’t work to do it dry… it will burn up and not cut at all. Be sure that the area stays wet the whole while you are drilling. Go nice and slow… if you are using a hand held screw gun it helps to ‘mark’ your hole first by starting the tip at a 45 degree angle. Once you have a well defined hole for the tip to bite into hold the gun back to 90 degrees.

Drilling through glass is so much fun… when I first learned how almost anything was fair game. Plates were being screwed on the wall, tea cups were being transformed into planters, and even jars got holes in them. (Though I never did quite figure out what the purpose of a holy jar would be! haha)

 

Thanks so very much for following along on this little project today! Hopefully I’ve inspired you to wield that gun and bit like it is about going out of style! Even if you like the look of these but don’t feel like bothering with the drilling you could glue felt to the bottoms and make coasters, or use a very strong glue to attach picture hangers to the backs.

ok peeps! Have fun! Be safe!!

Now for the GIVEAWAY!

Yes, you have the chance to bring these home as well as that purty lil vase, four bars of soap, and a calendar to boot!! In the process I would be honored for you to help moi spread the word about the magazine coming up in a couple of weeks!! Yes there will still be a free version and you can sign up below for the very first entry! (please let me know in the comments that you have done so.. if you are already receiving the free magazine and emails then please let me know that too!)

 

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For additional entries please share away! Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, the grocery store, Barber shop (do those still exist?)….. I really don’t care. Please leave a separate comment to let me know each mountain you’ve shouted from.

Thanks again!

xoHeather

p.s. thanks SO much to all who’ve signed up for the soap dispenser course! It started on Monday.. and it is still open for purchase if you are interested! I also have an ebook/tutorial available too! Check it out HERE.

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Euna S. Ridenour March 9, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Wonderful items! And to think the nasty cold of winter can bring out such wonderful ideas!! And what an assistant! Who couldn’t accomplish all sorts of things with such a sweetheart at your side? Enjoy your weekend and week! Euna

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Sue March 9, 2013 at 4:46 pm

Love, love, love your blog! I always look forward to seeing what you’re up to. Thanks for all the inspiration! I’m already subscribed to your magazine and emails. Can’t wait to see the spring edition… I’m so over winter!

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Sue March 9, 2013 at 4:51 pm

Oops forgot to mention I shared your post on my Facebook too.

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Marilyn March 9, 2013 at 2:06 pm

I’d love to win the give-away. It would help brighten the day–it’s full of snow and wind here!
Already subscribe and receive your beautiful magazine.♥♫

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Patty Page March 9, 2013 at 2:08 pm

I’m already a subscriber! I love your lavender soap!

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Patty Page March 9, 2013 at 2:10 pm

I posted about your giveaway on Pinterest.

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Nancy Carr March 9, 2013 at 2:13 pm

Precious and beautiful assistant. I love the smocked dress, too. A great giveaway. I am already signed up for the magazine. I look forward to everything you do. Blessings!

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Judy March 9, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Hi Heather,

Great projects! I’m already a subscriber of your emails and mag as well.

Hugs,
Judy

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Martha Scales March 9, 2013 at 2:20 pm

What a lovely giveaway, especially as I love love love old books (just ask my husband, who has to lug all the boxes of them when we move!!). I receive your emails and the free magazine, and always look forward to reading about your projects and your sweet family.

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Sandy March 9, 2013 at 2:22 pm

I’m already a subscriber. Would love to win your lovely treasures!
Sandy

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Di March 9, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Love your giveaway. I receive your emails and the free magazine! I just bought 6 old books today…yay. Hope to win. Di@Cottage-wishes

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Di March 9, 2013 at 2:26 pm

I did pin this on pinterest! Thanks for another chance for the giveaway, Di@Cottage-wishes

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terri Baker March 9, 2013 at 2:32 pm

I am already a VERY happy subscriber!! I LOVE your free Emag, and love hearing from you and seeing what your up to!

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Lillace Christianson March 9, 2013 at 2:33 pm

Hello! I am already subscibed. and I think your assistant looks fresh from heaven.

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Lillace Christianson March 9, 2013 at 2:36 pm

I have pinned several of your photos on pinterest. Have a great day!

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Loretta March 9, 2013 at 3:06 pm

Cute tiles! I believe I’m a subscriber, although I signed up since your last issue so have not gotten one yet! Can’t wait for the spring issue!

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Rikki March 9, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Is the giveaway international? If so, I’d love to win those pretty goodies! Already subscribed.

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Lori March 9, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Love your blog and magazine. Already subscribed and look forward to your posts. Thanks for the chance at the give-away of some of your wonderful items.

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Lori March 9, 2013 at 3:11 pm

I forgot to say that I have a USA address as well.

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judy March 9, 2013 at 3:09 pm

love all of your goodies…so sweet.

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Rikki March 9, 2013 at 3:10 pm

OK, I pinned this giveaway to Pinterest.

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Rikki March 9, 2013 at 3:10 pm

Tweeted my pin.

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Rikki March 9, 2013 at 3:11 pm

And the last mountain: I shared the link on FB. I feel like a fool flooding your comments now, :) .

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Lori March 9, 2013 at 3:12 pm

I have pinned this give-away on Pinterest. Thanks for sharing all your lovelies with us.

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Sara March 9, 2013 at 3:14 pm

Hi! I am already subscribed to your e-mail and free magazine….
Thanks so much for a chance to enter the giveaway!!

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Lori March 9, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Shared on my facebook timeline. Thanks for the give-away.

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Darla March 9, 2013 at 3:29 pm

I’m a subscriber, I love my soap pump and lavender soap. Thank you.

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Esther Glick March 9, 2013 at 3:48 pm

I’m with on the book/’net thing…I still prefer a book/magazine in my hand! Love the glass tile idea but sounds complicated so per’aps I’ll win one! :)

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Katie March 9, 2013 at 3:52 pm

I am already subscrtibed and really enjoy your website and Homebound online magazines!!!! I sure hope that I win! Would love to have one of your products! Thank you. I pinned it and shared on facebook!!

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Sharon Bull March 9, 2013 at 4:37 pm

I am a subscriber and would love to win your wonderful giveaway goodies! Thanks for sharing. Happy Spring!

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Josie Owens March 9, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Heather, your daughter is beautiful. She would be yummy to snuggle with on those cold winter days❄❄.
How nice it would be to win one of your giveaway.
Josie

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Cyndi March 9, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Hi Heather! I already enjoy your magazine and emails. I just love your pictures; they are so calming to me. They make me yearn for a simpler life in the country. You are blessed with a beautiful family. I would love to win your giveaway! Please, please, please, pick me!

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Lee March 9, 2013 at 5:29 pm

The photo of the little girl holding the flower is just so delightful. Seems so strange we are heading into early Autmn now in New Zealand after having the most incredible summer I have ever known. In fact, the sun is still shining bright, just that are plants and gardens are sadly suffering from the long drought this year.

Thank you for sharing such lovely images.

Lee

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Lori Roth March 9, 2013 at 5:36 pm

I believe I’m already signed up for the magazine – and I do receive your emails. LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog, simplicity, and artistic flair!!

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Kathy Bumb March 9, 2013 at 6:07 pm

Love your blog – already subscribed to magazine and emails. Have posted this fabulous giveaway on Facebook!!!

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mary anne March 9, 2013 at 6:36 pm

Subscribed! Lovely giveaway.

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mary anne March 9, 2013 at 6:36 pm

Shared on FB!

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mary anne March 9, 2013 at 6:37 pm

Pinned on Pinterest!

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Deb March 9, 2013 at 6:56 pm

I receive your newsletters and always enjoy your blog. Great treasures you’re giving away! I’d love to be included.

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Wendy March 9, 2013 at 7:18 pm

How truly wonderful, Heather! I’m a subscriber and follow you on FB. ♥

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Robin C. March 9, 2013 at 7:38 pm

I’m a happy subscriber already, but could be SUPER happy with those sweet giveaways. Thanks!

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Karen Andrews March 9, 2013 at 7:52 pm

Love your style and love this giveaway! I shared on shared on FB.

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Kimberly March 9, 2013 at 8:10 pm

You give so much to us just through your beautiful blog and magazine. I look forward to each of your vintage charming posts & pages. How generous to share your sweet treasures in a giveaway! Thank you dear Heather~
Kimberly xxoo

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Sandi March 9, 2013 at 8:11 pm

I love this new project!!!! Your little assistant is adorable!

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Janet Meyer March 9, 2013 at 8:32 pm

Thanks for another clever, country craft idea, Heather!

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Crystal March 9, 2013 at 9:39 pm

Thanks for your giveaway! It is special and I hope I win:)
I posted on pinterest, twitter, facebook and my blog!

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Crystal March 9, 2013 at 9:53 pm

I blogged, twittered (tweet tweet:) facebooked and pinterest!
Yea. I want to win hooray!

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Kim D. March 9, 2013 at 10:01 pm

Already get the emails & free online magazine. Thanks for all your inspiration! Great idea to use old books! And, bought a lavender scented soap at Retreat yesterday. Love it! Enjoy your weekend with your family! -Kim

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Sue March 9, 2013 at 10:05 pm

Love reading your blog as I live in Australia our season are very different at the moment we are sitting under the air conditioner trying to keep cool after a day of shopping at the food markets and a trip to the craft market..look forward to more stories..

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Randee Snyder March 9, 2013 at 10:42 pm

Love, Love, Love, your inspiration and talent. Look forward to each and every post.
I’m already subscribed to your magazine and emails.

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Emilou March 9, 2013 at 11:42 pm

Hi Heather, I am already signed up for the free magazine and your emails. Love them and love the photo of your assistant! Thanks for the generous giveaway. Blessings and smiles, Emilou :-)

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kathi March 10, 2013 at 9:32 am

Heather, your blog is beautiful, as are all the projects you do! I’ve been a long time subscriber and look forward to each issue of your magazine. Happy Spring!

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Sonia March 10, 2013 at 10:37 am

Very excited to see the new Spring issue of Homebound. Lovely giveaway… Would love to win!

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Sonia March 10, 2013 at 10:38 am

Going to post this on Creating Vintage Charm Facebook page.
Thank you again.

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Anne March 10, 2013 at 11:39 am

Great site!! I just subscribed and I hope everything went through OK. I can’t hardly wait to catch up with all of your inspiring posts! Thank you for sharing your creative ideas =)

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Valerie Bee March 10, 2013 at 11:52 am

Your photography is great and your blog inspires me. Keep up the good work and I’ll be sure to spread the word!

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Cindi March 10, 2013 at 1:29 pm

I adore handmade and primitive goodies…
Your giveaway prize is fabulous and one that I would
be thrilled to win!
I am already receiving your free magazine and emails.
Many thanks to you!
Cindi

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Laurie Ann March 10, 2013 at 2:27 pm

Love both your blog and magazine and am already subscribed. Your tiles are absolutely charming Heather and I absolutely LOVE how you wrap up your soaps.
Sincerely,
Laurie Ann

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Jeanine March 10, 2013 at 4:40 pm

I pinned it!

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Jeanine March 10, 2013 at 4:43 pm

I tweeted about this beautiful give away!

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Jeanine March 10, 2013 at 4:48 pm

I liked this post on my face book! Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway! I have been subscribed to your mailing list and have bought the fall and christmas editions of your magazine, I’m looking forward to getting my hands on the spring edition!

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Barb March 10, 2013 at 8:03 pm

I too love books. Your tiles are really neat. I already get your emails and free magazine on line and enjoy them but would love to sign up for your giveaway.

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Darlene March 10, 2013 at 9:04 pm

Your little one is a cutie patootie! I follow you on pinterest and etsy. I also get your newsletter! I’d love to win your goodies!! I’m inspired by your ideas.

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Jennie March 10, 2013 at 10:09 pm

Hello-I am already a subscriber. I look forward to reading your posts–your pics and everything that make. Thanks for sharing all that you do with us. Hugs!

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susan allen March 10, 2013 at 10:36 pm

hey i am a reader I have purchased wholesale products from you and I never miss a ezine read now I just purchased your soap despenser instructions would love to win the giveaway thanks, susan

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LoriD March 11, 2013 at 9:48 am

Such a sweet project! I lookforward to the next issue of Post Road!!

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Anne March 11, 2013 at 10:49 am

Can’t access your site with my password. I may have to watch from afar.

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robinanne March 11, 2013 at 1:51 pm

Hi Heather, I already get your great emails and read your blog! thanks, cool items as always on your post.

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robinanne March 11, 2013 at 1:52 pm

Heather, I already subscribe to your on line magazine and am looking forward to the new one!!!

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Kim B. March 11, 2013 at 2:28 pm

I receive your newsletter and am a fan of your facebook page. I share your newsletter via email and ALWAYS share your facebook posts with friends. You are very motivating !! You chase after children (mine are grown but I have a 4 year old granddaughter who keeps me very busy) and keep yourself more than busy. Very inspiring for a young mother !! I would love to win your giveaway.. love all of your projects and always look forward to seeing your next venture. Have a great week Heather !!

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Roksanna March 12, 2013 at 10:01 am

I so enjoy your blog, its the smell of fresh air blowing through my kitchen when I open and read and see your lovelies!!! Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing a piece of you to us!

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Jackie Mohring March 12, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Just discovered you and I am tickled pink…..is there any other color. Ha! I just signed up for the Jan issue and can’t wait to receive it. Am sharing this giveaway on FB too and happy to do so. Thanks for all the ideas and creativity you share. Jackie

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lorene March 12, 2013 at 9:44 pm

A little late to the party maybe? Anyway signed up for you mag! Should be a treat!

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Sue March 13, 2013 at 8:57 pm

Thanks for the lovely reminder that Spring is just around the corner! Love your ideas!

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