Reading Nook Staining and Painting

Some changes were made in the Reading Nook since I last shared.

One of them was the ceiling. The white was such a stark contrast to the red that I decided to paint it.

(Sorry … the pic is a bit blurry but it is the only one that I evidently took. )

The ceiling took 2 coats of paint.

I also decided that I wanted to stain the wood as it was feeling like a sauna to me.

I used my favorite stain … Jacobean!

I had to re-stain the upper part of the back, as the wood didn’t take it as well as the rest.

I painted on the stain and then left it longer before wiping it off.

I used Minwax Polycrylic in Satin to seal the stain and wood.

It dries FAST and a fan helped the process too. 🙂

I wanted to paint the shelves and top railing white to help them stand out …

I also had to paint the seat of the Reading Nook as I really made a mess on the first coat. LOL

Live and Learn!

Now to let it all dry before I do the detail work. I am hoping to have it done but I am stressing about all I have to do!

Not just with the Reading Nook but … baking, cooking, cleaning …

You understand 🙂

*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

 Reading Nook Decor


8 Responses to "Reading Nook Staining and Painting"

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  1. Tonya@mycozylittlefarmhouse

    December 22, 2012 at 10:34 PM


  2. Anne @ DesignDreamsbyAnne

    December 23, 2012 at 7:24 AM

    This looks fabulous! I’m so into red these days 🙂

  3. Joy2Journey

    December 23, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    Thank you Tonya … I am hoping it turns out that way and that she will LOVE it

  4. Joy2Journey

    December 23, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    I am not normally but in this case it seemed to work.

  5. Linda

    December 23, 2012 at 2:44 PM

    I so love this. I want to do it also and I’ve got a LOT of closets around this old Cape Cod of mine!! Best wishes for a blessed Christmas! Linda

  6. Joy2Journey

    December 23, 2012 at 4:51 PM

    Oh, Linda! It would have been so fun to do a project like this with a fun reveal together. I would love to see yours when you do it! I am getting anxious for Christmas and the most important reveal with Miss Precious 🙂
    Hugs and Merry Christmas!!!

  7. Nikki

    December 23, 2012 at 5:43 PM

    I wish i had an extra closet! It looks so comfy and i love the color your painting with the wood.

    I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas!


  8. Joy2Journey

    December 24, 2012 at 8:26 AM

    Thank you Nikki! I love that I have an abundance of space to do this. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!!!

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