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Bookish Thoughts: Weekend Project

I love NorthEastern Ohio. I know, I know, it sounds like the most depressing place on Earth, but it’s actually green and wonderful and I love it.

Here’s the problem: Our closest IKEA is in Pittsburgh. Ugh. My parents live in SouthWestern Ohio, which, by some freak fluke in the IKEA research department does, in fact, have its own IKEA. Grrr. Anyway, when we go to visit my parents, we frequently borrow one of their larger-than-our-tiny-car vehicles and make an IKEA run.

With us switching rooms with the boys (eek! I can say “the boys” now. Because that is a thing.) we have a lot of stuff we need to organize and decorate both rooms.

The larger bedroom, which is now a double nursery has two closets. We’ve decided to put clothes in one (we even fit a small dresser in there!) and turn the other one into a reading nook. I’m totally excited about it.

This is my main inspiration picture:

Our cushions and pillows will be on the floor and quite a bit less “formal”, but that is the main gist.

Here’s the totally fun part though:

Those are just $4 IKEA spice racks. Using some pillows we already have and a handful of those little racks, I think we can create our book nook for less than $30. Eek!

I’ll let you know next week how it goes.

Anyone else have fun book nooking plans for this weekend?


  1. Posted June 1, 2012 at 9:28 pm | Permalink

    Coolest idea ever!!! I can’t wait to see the end result!

  2. Posted June 6, 2012 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    What a wonderful idea! We just moved and so I claimed one room as the library. I put David’s books on the lower shelves of two bookshelves and added a comfy chair for him, so he has a nook of his own to read in.