Our DIY Book Nook

Six months after moving into our new house, I still have an infinite number of projects on my "want-to-do" list. But the priority project is complete- CeCe's Book Nook.

We are big RIF advocates in this house, so within days of moving in I wanted to establish a place dedicated to books for CeCe. The office closet doors came off and a small shelf and wooden toy chest set the scene:


My mother sewed a curtain to hide all my craft supplies on the top shelf, and she made a skirt to hide the toy box while still allowing us to open it. I painted some letters to spell out "READ" on the back wall. We added some throw pillows, and cushions from the Lawn & Garden Department at Target. The end result is quite pretty, if I say so myself.


The inspiration came from Pinterest. We already had the shelf and toy chest, so our cost was minimal. The actual effort required to build this space could easily be done in a number of hours. But the most important part is the message this space sends to my daughter. I want her to know that books are special and reading is an activity to be valued. I hope her nook helps her understand that!

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