Sunday, November 11, 2012

Sweet little reading nook



 For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to have a bedroom that was big enough to allow a little sitting area.  My current bedroom isn't that big, but by using an old closet, I have created a very intimate and cozy nook for myself.  Come take a look!
 The previous owners of our house built a walk-in closet in the master bathroom but just left the old closet open.  For awhile, it held my dresser but that was about it.  We moved the dressers into the closet and this is the perfect little nook.  We brought in a chair and a table and I decorated it in my favorite romantic style.
 My husband hung my antique 3-paned window for me and I draped a swag of frosted pink roses over it.  He also randomly hung my sweet little mirror hooks.  The one on the right holds my wedding veil and I draped the veil over my lamp.
 My French graphic table fits perfectly in this little space.  The large pillar candle is the unity candle from our wedding.  My dried wedding bouquet and a picture of Cody and I on our wedding day is the perfect little vignette for this table.
 I need to paint and reupholster this chair.  But until I get around to doing that, I have covered it in some very light pink shabby curtain panels.  The ruffles really add to that romantic feeling!  A sweet neck roll pillow makes it look very inviting.
 The lamp gives this space a very romantic glow.  I can't wait to find a good book to lose myself in while sitting here!  Any suggestions for a good read?
 I think the only thing I would add to this little space is a few more pictures, an ottoman to put my feet up on and a luxuriously warm blanket!
This picture shows you just how small it is.  But I think it is absolutely perfect!  I can't wait to finish up the master bedroom soon so I can show you all!

Total cost of this little makeover=NOTHING!  Had it all....it was just waiting to be put to good use!


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52 comments:

sissie said...

What a great idea. And, I love your perfect little place.

hugs
Sissie

Jana Faith said...

I adore this little space! It looks so cozy and comfy. Very pretty and feminine.

Donna said...

What a beautiful spot, and a great use of space! I love the vintage window, and the fact that you used so many treasured mementos. I agree, an ottoman would be perfect!

Heaven's Walk said...

Pretty pretty pretty, Trisha! You truly created a sweet space! Love the use of those ruffly curtains. :)

xoxo laurie

June said...

Just the perfect size to curl up with a good book Trisha. It looks so pretty!
hugs

Tara said...

It's perfectly romantic Trisha..Love it..xx

Mary Ellen said...

What a sweet little space you have created!! Would love to sit and just red a good book in your little nook!

bee blessed
mary

Katherine Wolak said...

Girl it IS perfect! Im loving the cute design and all the lovely memory laden treasures! :)

Hugs,

Connie@shabbyforsure said...

Hi Trisha, Love your little nook. It is a very creative use of such a small space. And the fact that you love it makes it even better...Connie

Olive said...

Your soft and cozy spot is incredibly inviting. Visiting from CLH.

chateau chic said...

Trisha, What a delightful little spot! I love how you've used this closet to create such a cozy alone-time place.
Mary Alice

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

It's perfect!

Connie said...

You have created a very pretty reading nook . . . I just found your blog and I've been going through a few of your posts. I love the wedding cake that your mom made and those two little birds on top, are the perfect topper. Unique and whimsical and something that no one else has had. Great job!
I truly enjoyed my visit.
Connie :)

Susan said...

I could sit there for hours reading and drinking coffee. What a beautiful cozy corner.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Such a sweet little area--I love it! Looks like a great little spot to read a book (or in my case a magazine). TFS!

Meredith Garrett said...

Very romantic! It looks very relaxing, and I like how you maximized your space.

Blessings from OK,
Meredith

debra said...

It's just lovely and what a great use of that space!

Kathy Shea Mormino said...

I'd like to invite you to join me at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week! http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/11/clever-chicks-blog-hop-8-and-rural.html

I hope to see you there!
Cheers!
Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick

Darlene said...

I love how you decorated your nook. Very beautiful and a little space to escape to is wonderful. take care, Darlene

JP said...

Love your sweet and cozy little nook!

Connie said...

Hi Trisha, I'm back and I'm following. Thanks for the sweet visit and the sweet comment.

I think that you would love making your owe cards . . . you have so many soft and romantic ideas, that would compliment a lovely shabby Victorian card. You know, back then all the cards were homemade using, ribbons, buttons, lace, paper dollies, etc . . . It fits your lovely blog to a tee.

I hope you share the love and follow me back :)
Have a great day.
Connie :)

Deb Hen said...

So sweet!!! Please join me for Welcome Home WT wwVintageonadime.blogspot.comDeb:)

Jenny's Heart said...

I love it and it suits you perfectly.
For a good book I recommend
"Left Behind"
Tim LaHaye & Jerry Jenkins are the authors.

Art and Sand said...

Your little reading nook is so sweet and definitely proves that good things come in small packages.

My reading nook is in my entry. Hey, we gotta carve out a space where we can.

Love your vintage window frame.

Art and Sand said...

Your little reading nook is so sweet and definitely proves that good things come in small packages.

My reading nook is in my entry. Hey, we gotta carve out a space where we can.

Love your vintage window frame.

Lady of the Woods said...

That IS perfect! Yes a nice fat ottoman and maybe a larger table to hold a larger pot of tea for longer stays LOL..! beautiful !

MY SHABBY FRENCH LIFE said...

Coming from time washed I'm so pleased to see your beautiful nook ! Would like one too, but unfortunately my bed room's really too small.
xoxo from PARIS under the rain
Joëlle from FRANCE

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Very sweet and cozy!

Doni said...

Adorable!! I love the romance of using your wedding things!! Lovely space and I'm a bit jealous!
Hope you have many lovely hours reading there!
Thanks so much for joining me for Pearls and Lace Thursday!!
Blessings,
Doni

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh, how pretty! Now you can snuggle up with a good book and a cuppa tea...what could be better...and, in your very own special niche.
Have you read any of Nicolas Sparks books? They are all page turners.
Blessings,
Carolynn
I spied you on Jann's darling blog.

It's All Connected said...

I think the best part is that it is so tiny. It's like being inside a pretty oyster shell! ~ Maureen

Ivy and Elephants said...

What an absolutely romantic area to relax and unwind! I love how you used your wedding keepsakes in your décor. Thanks for sharing with us.
Hugs,
Patti

~Sheri~ said...

We all need a cozy corner to read and dream...love yours!

Pendra said...

Sweet space...wish I had an adorable place to put my feet up!

Kara said...

Great way to use a strange spot. I love that.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

this is so pretty, Trisha! love how it's so cozy and feminine, just the perfect spot to read and relax!!

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

What a cosy and cute corner! Greetings from Australia ~Pernilla

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

What a beautiful space! Just perfect to sit, relax and read. It is so soothing too. Love it!
Hugs,
Amy

Jann Olson said...

Hi Trisha,
I love your little space! Cute touches all around. So romantic and cozy. You better watch out, your hubby may want to spoon in there with you. lol! Are you too young to know what spoon means? ha-ha! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

Robin said...

You have created such a lovely nook to sit and relax. Well done.

Tammy said...

Looks very cozy. Great idea! Thank you for sharing at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

LV said...

An excellent idea for something not being used. Very creative and talented lady.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a fabulous idea, Trisha! It is just perfect for your little niche. Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy your weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Light and Voices said...

Perfectly "sweet" reading room and the price was right...tee hee. Happy Thanksgiving!
Joyce M

Tami Kenner said...

Hi Trisha...this little space is just dripping in sweetness!! You did a beautiful transformation.
Have a happy Thanksgiving and Happy Pink Saturday too!
xo Tami

Carolyn Robbins said...

What a lovely little space! So cozy and peaceful! Happy Reading!

Linda said...

Hello Trisha,
Perfect spot for a quiet, thoughtful read or to simply dream....Wonderful job!
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Chubskulit Rose said...

What a quaint reading nook!

iHeart PINK
Have a lovely Saturday. Come and see me when you get a chance.

20 North Ora said...

What a sweet, little cozy place. I know you will enjoy it!!

Judy

Jody and Stan said...

Thanks so much for sharing on Simple & Sweet Fridays.
A very inviting reading room now, love it!


Jody

Sherry said...

Just beautiful! Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks for joining me at HSH!
Sherry

Jody and Stan said...

Congrats! You've been featured on Simple & Sweet Fridays for this Sweet Little Reading Nook! Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving!

Jody