Pretty Book Covers

I think it's fair to say that we all have a few books on our shelves that we're either a) slightly embarrassed to admit that we own OR b) we've read and loved them so often that they look a bit worse for the wear. You may even possess books that fit both categories at once! Emily at My So-Called DIY Blog has a solution to both issues. Check out how she covered up some of the books on her shelf.
Rendition Road wood box before

Francophile Chest Makeover

Over at Rendition Road, Stacey tells us, "I found this solid, hand built chest tossed curbside & took her home.  I could tell it was hand built by someone who knew what they were doing. She was in such bad shape though, cleanliness wise, that she needed some intensive care once I got her home." Rendition Road wood box before