DIY CLOSET TURNED READING NOOK
*this post is sponsored by Walmart
When we transitioned Eloise out of her crib and into a new big girl bed, of course a whole room makeover was in order. She’s always had two closets, but it didn’t really make sense anymore and it just collected unnecessary clutter. So I decided to turn one of them into a little reading nook!
HOW TO TRANSFORM YOUR CLOSET INTO A READING NOOK
The first thing to do was remove the closet door. These bi-fold doors are trickier than they look to take off – and we have them ALL over our house. It never gets easier trying to figure out how to remove them!
Then we built a bench seat simply by drilling some 2x4s into the studs in the wall.
To create the seat portion of the bench, we used 3/4″ plywood cut to size and drilled it into the 2x4s.
Adding wallpaper is a great way to add some personality and flare. This delicate floral pattern I love so much and was the perfect touch for Eloise’s room.
I also painted the bench white for a more subtle look and to help it blend in.
I thought I would want to keep the shelf on top but realized I don’t really need it and that removing it would mean I could hang a pendant for some eye candy :-p
First I painted the trim inside the closet pink and added a gray bench cushion that my AWESOME neighbor sewed for me. I also love the look of leaving the bench wood like my friend Ashley did in her Entryway Coat Closet Makeover.
Then it was time to decorate!
When I first started working on the design for Eloise’s room, I was leaning towards a more vintage modern look. But things went in a more Vintage Chic direction and I’m not mad about it at all.
Some of the pieces that helped me achieve that look are from Walmart.com. I talked about their home decor selection a little bit last week but I’ve been so impressed with everything they have.
This Mini Brass Pendant was the crowning jewel of this whole space. I’m SO glad I decided to take out that top shelf so this beauty could shine.
I don’t think anything says Vintage Chic quite like velvet, and this gorgeous pleated velvet pillow adds the perfect texture and elegance to the space. It’s SO soft and it’s only $14!
I know I can always count on Walmart for everyday low prices which is so important when I’m trying to stay on budget. Their free returns is another reason I love shopping with them – because sometimes you just have to order a few things to try, right? 😉
Want to get the Vintage Chic look in your home? I’ve put together some beautiful and affordable options to help you get started!
As usual, your design decisions are pretty much exactly my taste. This little nook is delightful. Every little (and big) girl needs a space to call their own away from the prying eyes of parents and siblings. Great job, Mom.
Aw thank you so much, Pat!!