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.

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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.

and

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

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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?

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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.

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I ended up using a black permanent marker.

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

I made “Book 1 and Book 2!”

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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)

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

One word … Costco!

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My fave is “Olivia dances for Joy”

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

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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

Hugs,

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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 :)
    Hugs

  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.

    Bliss

  4. Joy2Journey

    December 18, 2012 at 9:01 AM

    Great idea! I will make sure that I have one
    Hugs
    Joy

  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

    Audra,
    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

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

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