judging a book by its cover

We have one of those little storage boxes that's supposed to disguise itself as a book. It sits on our sofa table and houses random forms and mail pieces that we want to keep (and end up forgetting about). Someone placed something (I'm not sure what) on top of the book/box, and when that something was removed, it removed part of the cover of the book. It looked like this:

I like this little book box, so I decided to try to salvage it. Enter my lovely Ikea napkins and my favorite product, Mod Podge. (Of course!)

Much better, right?
It was simple. I covered the book box in the napkins using Mod Podge, and I hot-glued that ceramic "LOVE" thingamabob to the front of it to finish it off. I found the LOVE in the West Elm post-holiday sale pile. I think it was an ornament, but it had a really long chain on it, almost like a long necklace. Strange– but anyway, I took the chain away and now the LOVE has a home on our book box.

It's the perfect thing to house our remote control collection!

Speaking of sticky stuff, have you tried the Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Color Strips? I tried them out this weekend, and I love them so far! They are holding up really well, and I'm getting a lot of compliments on them. It seems that my 12-year old volleyball players really love my glittery nails– imagine that! 

* 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 *

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