…and my other new baby – a book press

Book press

Im-press-ive, no?

Not only did I get a library card catalog from Maureen Cummins, I also got a new book press. Well, it’s not really new, but it’s new to me. It’s the same size as the one I already have.

I have decided to name it Pressley. My other press is named Preston. They’re married (it was arranged).

I have to get it sandblasted and repainted, just like my other one. I wish I could be brave and super-cool and paint them fun colors, but I’m not sure I can go through with it. A voice in my head keeps saying, “Book presses are black, you silly girl. Blah blah blah.”

In an attempt to inspire bravery, I did a search on Flickr for colorful book presses. I created an image gallery of my findings – This ain’t your plain black book press.

I’m leaning towards orange and/or lime green. We’ll see where that goes.

My new press has a lovely swirl detail on the side. That’s how I decided it was a girl.

Closeup of book press

I’m just now realizing that my book press has curly hair, just like me. Definitely my baby.

2 Responses to “…and my other new baby – a book press”

By kelly - 11 June 2010 Reply

hey elissa!

looking good! do you have a local place to do the sandblasting/painting? i have a little book press that could use some tlc.


By Elissa - 12 June 2010 Reply

Kelly –

Nope, not yet. One of the many things on my to-do list.

When I find someone, I’ll let you know.


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