A Reading Nook idea …

Last year, when I was building Miss Precious a Playhouse , I saw an idea of a Reading Nook that caught my interest. Miss Precious was 3 last year so I knew I could wait to make it until this year. I love that she is aware that I make these things for her with my tools.

A Reading Nook that caught my eye was made by Thrifty Decor Chick. I looked at many, many ideas on line since then, but I keep coming back to Sarah’s design.



For me, it is because she used a space that most of us have already in our homes. (If we have a closet that we can give up)

Fortunately for me … I do!

Really the only thing this closet is used for is some linens and gift’s for upcoming holidays or birthdays.




Top Shelf: Random Pillows

2nd shelf: Rug and random sheets

3rd shelf: Random sheets

4th shelf: Pure randomness

Bottom: Gifts and gift giving supplies

There seems to be a theme here … maybe, I should have called this the “Random Closet”!

I am now bestowing this closet … a purpose.


 Removing the shelves was made easy with my cordless screwdriver, and having a trash can close by? a must! There sure are a lot of holes that will have to be repaired. All random sheets were donated and not hurt during the process. 🙂


Except for the ceremonial “filling of the holes” it is ready to be turned into something special. I love this part of the process. It is a blank canvas and ready for whatever I create.

Some people have hunting dogs, I have a construction dog. One who lays in the way most of the time 🙂


Here is to getting all your projects done on time!



17 Responses to "A Reading Nook idea …"

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  1. debbiedoos

    December 2, 2012 at 10:49 PM

    What a great idea. Is this the post you wanted to link up? You may want to try again. Not sure what happened. My template is acting wonky.

  2. Joy2Journey

    December 2, 2012 at 10:53 PM

    This is the one! I will try again. Thanks 🙂

  3. Bliss

    December 3, 2012 at 8:30 AM

    I knew as soon as I saw the title that whatever you were gonna do in that closet I was gonna love it….. so I am anxiously waiting. Till then, hand over the dog.


  4. Joy2Journey

    December 3, 2012 at 9:28 AM

    You always make me laugh. I am so loving what I am doing … wait till you see! It will be perfect for her! And Mr Dog? Some times Mr Man would love to find him a new home … but for now … he stays with me 🙂 (I WILL keep you in mind for first dibs)

  5. Anne@DesignDreams (@ddreamsbyanne)

    December 3, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    Love this!!! and I got in without any problems.


  6. Joy2Journey

    December 3, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    Thank you Anne! You are so sweet … we are still on for tonight right?

  7. Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick

    December 3, 2012 at 2:04 PM

    Thanks so much for the mention! I avant wait to see how this turns out!! 🙂

  8. Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick

    December 3, 2012 at 2:05 PM

    That should be *can’t wait. Stupid phone. 🙂

  9. Joy2Journey

    December 3, 2012 at 4:37 PM

    LOL, so much for auto correction! I will keep you posted on my progress ….

  10. Laura

    December 3, 2012 at 10:31 PM

    Such a great idea! It’s my dream to someday have one of these:)

  11. Joy2Journey

    December 5, 2012 at 9:11 PM

    Thanks Laura, My dream is becoming a reality! Thanks for dropping by!

  12. Heidi

    December 7, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    I have no free closet space, but I love this idea! Who wouldn’t love their own special spot to read? Thanks for sharing this week at One Creative Weekend! Have a great weekend!

  13. Joy2Journey

    December 7, 2012 at 7:12 PM

    I am very fortunate indeed. I have to work quickly to get it finished!!! 🙂 Have a great weekend too!

  14. Tani@Tagana Rose

    December 8, 2012 at 4:18 AM

    What a brilliant idea, I bet it will turn out amazing……….I can’t wait to see it!!!
    P.S. Your construction dog is super gorgeous:)

  15. Joy2Journey

    December 8, 2012 at 7:33 AM

    Thanks Tani! How are you doing?
    It is snowing outside here so I will get a lot of work done this weekend on the Reading Nook 🙂
    What are you up too?

  16. Marissa

    December 8, 2012 at 8:04 AM

    What a great idea! If only I had such a place to use in my house…

    I can’t wait to see the finished results

    If you are interested I think this would be a great addition to my Cozy Book Hop, stop by whenever you want!


  17. Joy2Journey

    December 8, 2012 at 8:16 PM


    I will do that! Thank you for the invite! See you next Thursday 🙂

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