DIY Book Covers

Via Apartment Therapy 

Ana Maria Muñoz of blog, Anumu, and The Pond Market shares her tale about combining the necessity of camafloguing her WiFi router and her clever book love ideas:

In order to receive wi-fi signal throughout the rest of the flat, our router must be placed in a prominent location of the living room. This diva signal initially left us with an eyesore of an ugly, blinking light box and I hated it. I did everything I could to camouflage it by setting picture frames and flower-filled vases in front of it.

One day, after I had complained enough about it, Joe had the brilliant idea to cover it with a book. Heellooo….yes, so obvious and so perfect! A few days later he came home with a vintage book he bought for 50p (cents) and got to work with his trusty blade. It took less than a minute to cut the pages out and bend the spine to widen the overall fit. Once the cover was placed over the router I saw the true brilliance of Joe’s idea – simple, practical, and effective.

Sadly, Ana Maria sacrificed a book I would have personally would have preferred spared. “California Gardens,” with many personal notes, paper clippings and quotations from its previous owner…such a lovely book sacrificed to see another life as a disguise for a mundane, but necessary bit of tech. Nevertheless, the project is an admirable and ingenious solution easy to emulate, regardless of the tome chosen.

Full details and photos at Re-style Your Wireless Internet Router

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