Does this Side Table Stack Up?

April 6th, 2012 in member junk     
CottageElements Lanette Lorsung, editor
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I scored big recently on a bunch of these large newspaper books.  
Each book was dated per year.
Most of them were actually hardbound, but this one had a cardboard cover with the date stamped on the top.  It was also nailed together.  Yes, I said nailed.  Very unique!
It was fun looking through the ads and articles.  This one is kind of funny.  Anyone need any dead stock....eeeew!
The cartoons are hilarias!  Im wondering if this is how all the kids are feeling right about now with all this amazing weather!
I found two articles in one of the books about this same man.  One was annoucing his retirement, the other announcing his death.  Makes you not want to ever retire!
Hey guys!  You can get your new suits just in time for Easter!  Ha!  Okay, now Im getting way too carried away looking through all the articles and ads!!
So back to my side table. It became totally obvious what these needed to be when I had them all stacked up...a side table!
Waa-laa!  Instant side table!  Easy peazy!
And I actually think the backside looks just as cool. 
This numbered box goes with the flow on Jims Top Ten list to hold the remotes.
Now Im all set to sit down and watch my favorite shows!  American Idol anyone?
I scored big recently on a bunch of these large newspaper books.  

I scored big recently on a bunch of these large newspaper books.  

Does this side table stack up? I think the answer is a definite YES!! I recently purchased these newspaper books. They're all from the City of Glencoe, Minnesota and house each year of the Glencoe Newspaper, from the early 1900's up to the 1960's. What a great find! And how fun to flip through them!

Pattern or design used: My own design - Lanette of Cottage Elements
posted in: member junk, vintage, artwork, furniture, fun, family room, black, table, brown, traditional, letters, cream, historical, beige

Comments (10)

sassycass writes: Lani - awesome ideas! Those books are amazing. . . you cant find these just anywhere, what a cool find. Posted: 8:06 pm on April 23rd
junkermidge writes: Wow!! That is so cool on so many levels!
Midge Posted: 5:05 pm on April 15th
chippingcharm writes: Lani, those huge books are sooo cool! What an amazing side clever and functional. Love 'em :) Laurel Posted: 12:09 pm on April 13th
annebell writes: Those are great! And huge! They make a really cool side table. I'd be looking through them all day. :) Posted: 4:15 pm on April 11th
NDJunkGirl writes: Lani, I LOVE these books - totally cool and I would have done the exact same thing with them! Geez, aren't you tempted to take out some of those cool pages and use them in other ways? Framed, as placemats, etc?! When you get tired of them, let me know!!

-Andrea Posted: 6:54 am on April 11th
alicemom writes: Lani, those are just the best! I have only seen them in the library!
Smiles, Alice
Posted: 8:54 pm on April 8th
clarerose writes: great find!
Posted: 7:09 am on April 7th
JunkArchitect writes: Where the H did you find these gigantic book...they are soOoOo cool!

I can't imagine a better repurpose than your table concept...perfect!

Posted: 7:45 pm on April 6th
gadgetsponge writes: I've seen old newspaper bound issues, but never with the character of these. These are fantastic. The massive stack really "sits" well with the masculine chairs. Great job Lanette! Posted: 6:17 pm on April 6th
Junkpony writes: What a great idea... I've never seen such gigantic books! And Who'd think you could spend hours reading a table? Posted: 8:22 am on April 6th
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