Wanting my kids to love reading, I thought I’d make a cozy spot for them. We had a hall closet we were not using. It sits above the stairs and already had a seat built in to it. Perfect! The seat and floor of the closet was covered with bead board and painted semi-gloss white. It gets dirty, for sure, but it’s super easy to clean.
I found a quart of blue oops! paint at Lowe’s for $2. Sorry, I don’t know the color since it was an oops! paint. I decided to paint stripes. There are MANY great tutorials online for painting stripes. This is a favorite of mine. I thought the stripes would make it fun and maybe make it feel a little bigger. It’s pretty small but perfect for reading or listening to music in. I added an adorable red LED lantern since there are no outlets in the closet. It’s super fun and the kids love it. I’d like to add a big floor pouf but haven’t found one I love yet that isn’t ridiculously expensive. Maybe I should DIY it? 😉
There were actually two shelves but I removed one. I’m thinking about adding it back in since they have many more books they’d like to keep in here. Artwork might happen too? Things are always evolving around here. I added a command hook to one side for them to move the lantern if they want or to hang headphones on. The “READ” banner was a fun last minute addition.I printed it from HERE.
There are some days when I’d like to crawl in here with my Kindle and stay for hours. Do you have a designated spot for reading? For the kids? Or for yourself? Have you painted stripes?
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