So to start with, the pin.
Edward McKay's Used Book Store here in Raleigh. I liked the color of the cover, and I especially like that it was a book about decoration (and not a novel that I would want to read before I destroyed it)
After I was done, I went back to the original Apartment Therapy post and read through the comments. People were hating on this project! They said succulents were over, that you shouldn't ruin books, that it looked like the book was molding, that it wasn't a product that would last. Also, my sweet husband said "ok, so now where are you going to put it?" and I said "I have no idea."
Despite all of that, though, I really like it. So there!