My House: Reading Nook

What was formally known as the teeny, tiny office has become a sitting nook right outside our bedroom. This space has always been hard to address because of the odd shape and small size. 
I slowly collected things from around the house that I wasn't using like my chair, nesting tables and lamp so I didn't have to spend anything to create this space. Free makeover!

I've had this faux bamboo mirror sitting in my basement for a year 
so I gave it a fresh coat of white paint.
To give it some interest, I hand painted the inside a bright teal.

We recessed a book shelf for some extra storage.

For some cheap art I bought a calendar with some colorful pictures and framed them on the wall leading down the stairs.

Drum shade pendant is another thrift store find.

One more space done on my quest to finish decorating my house!

Office Wish List

More progress has been made in the office lately and I am still lacking on posting pictures so I will give you the run down on accents. Some of these items I already own, others are potential buys/DIYs.


 1. Acrylic Tape Dispenser - I picked one up a couple months back at Target in the clearance section. Small see-through office supplies makes the world a better place. At least that's my theory.

2. Notebook - Handy for all reminders, ideas, musings, and to-do lists for husbands.

3. Table Lamp - I'm pretty sure I have seen similar lamps at Homegoods for quite a bit less so I will have to keep an eye out. But everything about this one is perfect for what I'm looking for.

4. Storage box - Martha Stewart makes colorful & affordable options for all your storing needs. You can usually pick them up at Staples or TJ Maxx.

5,6. Art - Since my meager budget doesn't allow me to afford this Jennifer Moreman painting, I thought I would try and create something similar. The colors are perfect with a touch of gold.
However, this horse print found here is very affordable and would make a great addition to the office.

7. Vintage Foo Dogs - Look for them at the local flea market or antique store and you can usually get them at a pretty reasonable price. is also a great place to find them.

8. Tray - Post-its, paper clips or any other small items that get scattered across my desk can be stored in this stylish spotted tray from