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
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!
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 …