So we all love Pinterest, right? Well, here is a little DIY project we recently completed, inspired by Pinterest. And when I say we completed, I mean I had the idea, I pinned some inspiration and sourced the products and the Mister actually did the DIY part. With the help of Ms 2.
I’ve been wanting to set up a reading corner for her for some time. With her resisting the big bed though, her room has been rather crowded with the cot in there as well. However, we’ve had a win in that department and the cot is gone – hurrah! So now we had space to do a bit more. When she was born, we were gifted with a beautiful vintage, child size armchair. It was given to us by my mother’s cousin, and it was her chair when she was a small child. It is gorgeous and perfect for a reading nook. So I knew I wanted that in the corner and then saw some super simple book shelf ideas on Pinterest. Ikea spice racks. Awesome. Simple. And cheap! $2.99 each, and are solid untreated wood. So you can go ahead and paint/stain them any colour you want!
We used a good old spray paint – a lovely bright yellow. The Mister applied two coats and attached them to the wall. Apparently, we need to use some different wall mounts, in case too much weight is placed on them (ie our 8 month old pulling the) so we are going to change those asap, but otherwise, it turned out just as I had wanted!
The first night, Ms 2 spent quite some time rearranging the books on the shelves and also decided that it meant we were going to read ALL of the books on the shelves at bedtime. Ahhh, no.
I have also spied her sitting on the chair and reading a book to her dolly – melt! So there you go, a simple, quick and cheap little DIY project that actually worked. Love Pinterest! Are you on Pinterest? Have you completed any projects or recipes that you have pinned? Or do you just love to pin and dream?! Leave your pinterest profile in the comments, and I’ll follow you!