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DIY Closet Reading Nook
By Joy2Journey on Jan 01, 2013
The Reading Nook was finished by Christmas Eve! I have had so many of you wondering if I finished and if Miss Precious liked it …
For those of you who want to see the Before and After right away …
You will have to wait until the end to see them side by side
However, I’m prepared to show you the finished project if, you keep reading until the end! Deal? I promise to make it worth your while.
For me, most of the fun is in the details that make it special. I found some glow in the dark butterflies (#Target) that I knew would be perfect for when the door is closed and the light is turned off. I arranged them to look like they were fluttering off in a group.
Miss Precious LOVES keys so I found some that had words engraved in them. (#Michaels) Three of them really sum up what I was doing … “Secret”, “Memories”, and my personal favorite, “Journey”.
Snuggling was a must! and I fell in love with this snowflake throw (#Target) that is so cozy. I wanted a place to store it when we don’t need it so I bought a white hook to hang it on. No secret place is complete without a flashlight and I found a red one to match the accent color that I was using. Yes, Miss Precious LOVES flashlights too!
The Dreaded Cushion …. da da da DA! I picked this upholstery fabric as it reminded me of all the places that books can take you. (I am an avid reader!) I also wanted to use it because it will grow with her and never be out of date. (At least for this kind of space) The fabric is sturdy which I love, and soon, will do a post on, “What I learned while making a Cushion”. Subtitle … “Someone, save me from this HELL on earth”! You get the idea. I had to make it, as the size I needed, made it too expensive to purchase. I love it and I am glad that I can say, “I did it!!!!!”
There were more books in the baskets below that she could open … A “Handy Manny” series. Teach them while they are young
This sweet little pig became my theme and I found her, and her books at #Costco. I am so happy that I went with her as the theme as it gave me an opportunity to bring in a paint color that I would not have chosen otherwise, but now am in LOVE with!
I am not removing the door, so that it remains a secret that it exists. After all, children love secret spaces. Then again, So do I! I set a plant in front of the door and she did not even peek in there once.
Miss Bliss over at Bliss Ranch suggested a bow on the door and I knew she was right! I love fun suggestions
Miss Precious and Adorable Daughter disappeared on Christmas Day. Look where I found them.
It is almost hard to remember the closet it used to be, until I did a side by side. I vote for the Reading Nook in that space LOL, as if you needed to have them labeled … I give you the Before and After! Thank you everyone for following along on this project, giving me support, and your interest. It means so much to me.
As a “THANK YOU” and celebrating one year of blogging I am hosting a giveaway. A $25 Starbucks card! (I don’t know about you, but I could use coffee about now to keep awake while I clean up after the holidays!) Young or old, in the States or another country … anyone can enter. I am no longer on blogger and miss seeing your friendly faces, so I am hoping you will follow me either by Linky or Network Blogs.
Hugs and Happy 2013!
To find more on this project …
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