Sunday, March 4, 2012

Book Nook *Reveal*

Can you say FINALLY?
Goodness, I've been working on this for awhile.

It all started with a crib mattress repurposed into a kids' daybed. You can see that post here. This post has gotten the most traffic of any other post on my blog...I'm kinda blown away!

Because the daybed fit so perfectly in this space, I knew I had to make it into a reading nook for the boys. This space is in the large bedroom that the 2 older boys (ages 6.5 and 5) share.



So with a little help from my father-in-law, I turned it into this:

The entire project cost less than $100 (cost breakdown is below)!

Thrifted letters that I sprayed with ORB

Corner pillow from GW (new with tags) and shower curtain used as a mattress cover

Wall book storage (thank you FIL!) made from plans I found here

Floor pillow (NWT from GW)

Cost breakdown:

Lumber for Daybed: $40
Spray paint for daybed: $5
Crib mattress: Free ...we were about to get rid of it
Curtains: Free as I already had them in that space, I just moved them
Letters: $2.50 @ thrift shop
Pillows: $11.98
Shower curtain turned into mattress cover: $3.99 @ GW (new in package)
Lumber for bookshelf: $15

Total: $78.47

A few more pictures for fun:


Moral of the story? Don't toss that used crib mattress just yet! And if you already did, cruise Craigs List...I see them there for free all.the.time!


Sharing at these parties

Keeping It Simple


shabby creek cottage
The Shabby Nest


Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What a wonderful cozy reading nook Allison! I could curl up and read here for sure! Is it kids only?

Cassie Bustamante said...

it looks awesome, allison! i love the curtains being moved- they look awesome there! i would love to curl up there, too!

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

What a great use of space! Those little nooks in houses are sometimes hard to maximize use off but you did a great job!

SkinnyMeg said...

What a great nook, love the bench!!

Megan Gunyan said...

This is great! I love the curtain-turned-sheet. Lots of fun reading here. :)

Stacey said...

This is a great space - fun! The colors draw you in! Please be sure to come by to link it up! Love to have you there!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Cyn Bro said...

Awesome!! LOVE the reading nook! You are so creative!

Abbie said...

Awesome job!

That cheerful orange bolster pillow adds the perfect pop of color!

Love it!

And I would LOVE IT if you'd share this at Feature Friday FREE-FOR-ALL going on right now!

Hope to see you soon!

P.S. I'm a new follower. : )


Roeshel said...

I LOVE IT! What an awesome space for reading. You did an amazing job!