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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Wasted Space to Reading Nook

Ever since I saw these incredible bookshelves on Pinterest I knew I had to have them in my home.
I wasn’t really sure where in our home until one day I was sitting at the computer desk in our playroom and looked over my right shoulder to see this.
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Well maybe it wasn’t so empty and clean at the time but it still felt like wasted space.
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So I surfed on over to the Ana White HomeMaker blog for the Ten Dollar Ledges plans.
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Michael measured, purchased, cut and assembled the ledges for me and then I spray painted them white. Michael hung them using screws. They are fantastic and don’t take up any space!
I threw our bean bags into the nook and hung some curtains from Ikea on a shower curtain rod for coziness and privacy. Thanks for hemming them Nana!
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Now the kids have a comfortable space to read and play!
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On the wall up on the right I hung this for displaying artwork. It was super simple to make, I’ll show you how the kids and I made it in another post.
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They think it is so cool to have their art displayed on the wall.
The whole project cost under $80 and completely transformed the space!
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I am sharing this project at these great parties!

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