I have a few of them because of small dormers and such.....................but there's a space in the small guest room I'm working on - while not actually a " nook " per se - could easily be made into one.
Here's some inspiration photos - I've linked them to their original source but you see a lot more on my Pinterest page HERE
You can also see some great reading nooks I featured HERE - ( while not exactly beds they're beautiful spots to curl up )
|LIVING WITH LIBBY|
Down the road - 100% - I'll be building a frame and a support to make a proper nook in this spot
( and one other - in my bedroom which was where the original idea of a reading nook took place )
And had I known how easy it is - I would never have bought a bed frame............check out the below
( and think of all the storage you could incorporate into it ) Looks to be simply made out of plywood and very basic in design..................all of those pieces can by purchased at Home Depot where they'll cut them to size for you for a small fee - really - this is do-able that I wish I'd seen it before I went and bought the bed frame.
I HAVE to use it for at least a little while or John will kill me - and there's so many other better reasons he has to do so - best to leave this one alone for now.
The view is pretty dull when you're standing because it faces another house - but when you're laying ( I tried it by crouching backwards - think LIMBO ROCK..................and all you see are tree tops - quite beautiful actually - so I'll have to ask guest to crawl in on they're hands and knees and just plunk themselves on the bed.
And here is the beginning of a bed nook in all it's glory LOL ( this is the footboard - the headboard is much taller - but I almost killed myself getting it in here for the sake of a photo so I wasn't about to change it )
Just one more centimetre and it would never have fit...............almost like it was made to measure, right?
Can you believe how lucky I got with this one?
I found 2 of these wall shelf sconces while shopping in my inventory cupboard - aren't the scrolls a perfect touch ?
I'll be spray painting them black ( they were purchased at Pier 1 maybe 10 years ago )
I picked up 2 of these from Ikea - 8.99 each - for reading lamps over the bed - I may be making a little something - something for them to hang from ( or I may not be - you never know - because I never know where I'm going from one minute to the next )
I also found this duvet cover and shams in the linen closet ( just sitting there for 4 years now - an impulsive buy because one day I might have the perfect setting for them - that day has arrived ) black and white which is perfect..................... ( sometimes this OCD shopping of mine really pays off in the end )
They're also from Ikea - and they still have them actually !
I'm working my butt off to finish this room - by hook or by nook. I gave myself a week - it may take a leeeetle bit longer than that.
I think I'm slowing down in my 50's - 5 years ago this would have been done in no time flat - just another one of those perks about aging that makes me want to shout ( not kick my heels up - just shout )
Here's one more for the road - isn't the bedding gorgeous?
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I'll be painting................and painting .....................
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