It's week 4 of the One Room Challenge! A lot of my orders came in and things are starting to take shape! I still have a few things left on the list to be considered done, but I wanted to pop in this week and share with you a sneak peak at my DIY reading nook. It's not completely finished, but it is definitely a big upgrade from what it was before (see week 1).
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My DIY reading nook needed some lighting, book shelves, pillows, a step to get in, and a cushion for comfort. I found these awesome (affiliate link) sconces for a great price on Amazon. They are extremely easy to install and you can purchase (affiliate link) metal cord covers that will hide the cord, too! The step and bookshelves are both from IKEA and I painted them to match the color scheme of the room.
The cushion was a little bit of an issue at first because of the awkward size of this cutout area. It also didn't help that thick foam for cushions is ridiculously expensive. I did get lucky though because I had a 50% off coupon for Joann Fabrics and then the checkout clerk had an additional 50% coupon, so the two pieces of 3" foam plus the fabric was going to cost me about $110, but I ended up walking away spending about $65. It was exactly what I needed to stay in budget. So, my tip to you is never buy anything full price at Joann Fabrics :).
Other than getting a sneak peak into what I've done so far in the reading nook, we will have to wait until next week and the week after for the final reveal for the goods. I can't wait to show you the full thing! Stay tuned! Here's what I have left on my to-do list...
Paint the room Purchase Stikwood Hang Stikwood wall DIY behind-the-sofa table & side table Call electrician to move cable box hook up & plug (coming Saturday)
- Build IKEA and Target furniture
- Install Mount & TV
- Finishing Touches
- Hang Drapes
Buy new: Rug Drapes Curtain rod TV & mount IKEA storage Artwork for entry Throw pillows & blanket
Paint nook Make cushion Buy new: Step to get into nook Light fixture(s) Book holders for wall Cushion/Fabric for seat Pillows
Remove closet doors Paint inside of closet Stain and install DIY countertop Stain and install shelving Paint & cut to size the pegboard
- Buy new:
- Mini Fridge
Storage cubbies for underneath counter Lighting
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