Reading Nook on a Budget

I’ve always wanted a reading nook.  Just someplace small where I can sit in a comfortable chair, have a cup of tea, and read a good book.  Well, my wish came true, and it only cost me, drum roll please–$10.  Well actually the total came closer to $11, but the point is, this was a very affordable decor project. It just goes to show that with a little money and a lot of patience, you can transform any area of your house to best fit your needs.

1. The frame was about $1 at Goodwill Outlet.  It wasn’t in the best shape, so I used some house paint to give it a fresh coat of white paint.  All I did to create this nice piece of wall art was frame some fabric left over from an old Ikea duvet.

2.  The stork silhouette was another diy project that cost me about $3.

3. I bought the side table at Goodwill outlet on a Sunday, which is the discounted furniture day.  It was a steal at $2.

4.  The tray was a simple diy project that cost me less than $1. I bought a cookie tray at Goodwill Outlet and used spray adhesive to cover it with a bold printed fabric.  The fabric was actually a thrifted pair of sheets that I bought a long time ago for diy projects.  I have gotten so much use out of those sheets.

5.  The fantastic Tiffany antique lamp was also less than $1 from Goodwill Outlet.  I am always a little concerned about buying lamps used, but this one was too cute to pass up.  Luckily, it works fine and I always turn it off before leaving the house, just to be safe. I don’t want to burn my apartment down.

6. The faux fur throw was purchased at Goodwill Outlet  It cost less than $1.  It is amazing how much you can get at Goodwill Outlet for under $1.

7.  My favorite chair ever was bought at the Goodwill in Tucson on clearance.  I have two of these chairs–one sits in my closet and the other sits right here in my reading nook.  Priced at $2, the chairs are easily the best find that I have ever stumbled upon.

Now all I need is a good book.  Any suggestions?

5 Comments on Reading Nook on a Budget

  1. Sara Prentice
    October 20, 2011 at 8:42 pm (9 years ago)

    Love the nook, come finish decorating my bedroom!

  2. Kathryn Ekloff
    October 20, 2011 at 9:34 pm (9 years ago)

    Thanks! It looks good. I think I need to tackle the closet next, but I’m really not looking forward to that.

  3. Kelly Kraft
    October 20, 2011 at 10:32 pm (9 years ago)

    you are too cute. when i settle into my next home, im hiring you as my decorator. :)

  4. Kathryn Ekloff
    October 20, 2011 at 11:32 pm (9 years ago)

    Kelly!! How about you make your next home in Seattle? haha miss you. I’ll call you soon to catch up!


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