Reading Nook Decor

What to do … what to do?

I saw an idea using letters to spell words … and I thought, “What better word to spell than, R.E.A.D!”

I purchased white wooden letters, scrapbook paper (all black and white … just like pages of a book), ribbon tape, keys, and Decoupage that I already had on hand. You can see by the pictures below that I chose writing, cartoon, and drawing paper.

I gave each letter a different design, alternating white and black backgrounds.

On the white, I used the red accent tape that matches my paint color. (I lucked out on that one!)

On the black, I hot glued small keys.

Two reasons for this …

1. Miss Precious adores keys.


2. Reading is the key that opens a Big, Big World!

So easy to do and made me feel so crafty! LOL

http://www.joy2journey.comDo you remember seeing this picture of things I bought for the Reading Nook?

The two baskets at the bottom needed something to make them cute.

Left over wood provided me with tags, left over twine to attach them, and stencils that I already had on hand.

Originally, I planned to use matching paint but nixed that idea when I realized it would make it look to cutsie.

I ended up using a black permanent marker.

You have heard of “Thing 1 and Thing 2?”

I made “Book 1 and Book 2!”

I drilled 2 holes in each one and laced twine in to hold them onto the baskets.

(My pictures are a bit blurry but … you get the idea)

Now a few new books to match my “Olivia” theme.

One word … Costco!

My fave is “Olivia dances for Joy”

Get it? Joy2Journey … dances for Joy? I know, I know. A bit cheesy :)

So far so good in getting a lot of the decorating done!

The little arrow below is where I decided to add a bit of reinforcement. I framed it but now need to get it painted!

So far so good getting alot of the decorating done!

Back to work I go … See you tomorrow for another update!

*If you missed any parts of the construction of the “Reading Nook” you can click on the links below …

A Reading Nook Idea

Reading Nook Construction begins

Reading Nook Wood Finish



10 Responses to "Reading Nook Decor"

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  1. Anne @ DesignDreamsbyAnne

    December 18, 2012 at 7:17 AM

    Oh so cute! I love the scrapbook papers you chose!! This space is really coming along nicely :)

  2. Joy2Journey

    December 18, 2012 at 8:43 AM

    Thank you Anne!
    Wait till you see the change I made … could put me a bit behind but I am loving it :)

  3. Bliss

    December 18, 2012 at 8:58 AM

    Almost done…… don’t forget to add a big bow on the outside of the door.


  4. Joy2Journey

    December 18, 2012 at 9:01 AM

    Great idea! I will make sure that I have one

  5. Audra @ Renewed Projects

    December 19, 2012 at 9:19 AM

    In love with your READ sign. So cute! Love the organization.

  6. Joy2Journey

    December 19, 2012 at 7:47 PM

    Thank you! So glad that you stopped by.

  7. Lori

    December 20, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    I absolutely adore the letters and my kiddos would love that space, especially already equipped with Olivia books!! But I love the walls and how you made the shelves in there!! I love this whole idea of turning closets into nooks!! Thanks for sharing!! ~ Lori

  8. Joy2Journey

    December 20, 2012 at 8:37 PM

    Thank you Lori … it is almost done! I am so fortunate that I have so much space that I can make one.
    Hugs and Merry Christmas

  9. Tani@Tagana Rose

    December 22, 2012 at 7:52 PM

    Love this sign – it is so pretty!!! I wanted to wish you and your family a beautiful Christmas and a happy & safe New Year – all the best for 2013!!

  10. Joy2Journey

    December 22, 2012 at 7:55 PM

    Thank you so much! I want to return the wish to you and your family. Thank you for dropping by.

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