QC: Altered Storybook House

By  Tina Haller 

  • Altered Storybook House
  • Closeup View of Book
  • Different Angle


  • Old hard cover storybooks
  • Twigs
  • Silk flowers
  • Spanish moss
  • Ribbon
  • Velvet trims
  • Glitter


  • Glue gun
  • 1. Who says you can't have the house of your dreams? This charming house is literally right out of a fairy tale. Designer Tina Haller scored an old storybook, Une Porte Secrète (the secret door), at a flea market and transformed it into this lovely abode. She used hard covers and a glue gun to construct the house, and covered the house with papers from the book. Even the pretty paper banner and girl are right from the book.
  • 2. She then embellished the house with twigs (perfect for covering seams), silk flowers, Spanish moss, ribbon and velvet trims. For added sparkle, Tina applied a little glitter here and there.
  • 3. Check your local flea markets, used bookstores and eBay for house-worthy vintage books with nice illustrations.