I credit my dad to the fact that I love books. He had a very sneaky way of getting me and my sister excited about reading. Saturday mornings at the library were weekend field trips. Summer vacation always began with a long reading list. We never went to bed without a story, never started a road trip without a stack of books in the backseat.
Needless to say, Borders has a special place in my heart. I have fond memories of drinking hot chocolate in the cafe, a brand new book in hand. So when I saw that Borders was closing in downtown Seattle, Josh and I asked for the nostalgic signs above each section.
We just mounted them with a nut and a washer, which gave us a flat surface to stick on some 3m wall tape.
Then we measured the wall and decided to put “cooking” in the kitchen above the stove as a teaser.
We only needed a level, measuring tape, and a pencil to mount the signs in our office. It’s fun, easy, cheap, and looks great next to our bookshelf in the office. Even better, I feel like we preserved a part of my beloved Borders!
Total cost: 6 signs @ $2.50 each= $15