Our Reading Nook


Hello everyone,

I hope you enjoyed your weekend. We had lots of sunshine and warmer days, which made me happy. I love having the windows open , the sound of the birds singing and seeing all the new growth in the garden. I am guessing some of you probably had a more exciting weekend but that is all it takes to make this gardener happy!

Now,I want to show you one of the projects we have been working on with the help of a carpenter.In our living room( which was our bedroom several years ago )there where two closets side by side that we didn't need there anymore so I thought the space could be better used as a little reading nook or extra seating when all the family etc. come for a visit.


So we had a carpenter come and tear out the wall dividing the closets and build this cosy little nook.


I have to make a few cushions for it and the foam has to be covered with the material instead of just wrapped over it but that can be a rainy day project.


We had wall sconces installed to make it bright for reading but I would like them on a dimmer for cosiness when nobody is reading.


There are two large drawers for storage underneath.



I got these corbels at Winner's( tjmaxx) and I think they worked well here.



It wouldn't be me if there was no toile but I am using a plain natural fabric on the seat but I am wondering about making it reversible on the other side with a different fabric so when I need a change I can flip the cushion.


I did try it with the mirror up top but wasn't sure-what do you think?


Now this is what it looked like when the carpenter took off the wooden doors and knocked out the dividing wall.



Below is an updated photo of our reading nook.





Would you like to linger with a book and a cup of tea-stay as long as you like!

Today I am joining in with Cielo at The House in the Roses for show off your Cottage Monday and Susan at Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch.Be sure to pay these lovely blogs if you haven't already.

Thank you for visiting

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Enjoy your day!

Carolyn

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