Book Nook For My Word Nerds | Mr. Fix-It Saves the Day… Again

My children love to look at books. They spend hours a day reading, looking at and discussing books. I wanted to give my girls a more comprehensive way to enjoy the books while also giving their craft room a kind of update. We had some obstacles and lots of planning. But in the end, I couldn’t have dreamed of a better book nook for my girls to enjoy.  Of course I couldn’t have done it without the help of my creative husband who isn’t afraid of any engineering challenge I may give him – thank goodness. 

The Trouble – The room has so much potential. There are tons of built-ins, a laundry chute, and a large space. Currently it is used as a space for the girls to create art and for them to store their books. Unfortunately, the shelves were two feet deep. This made it difficult to store books in an organized fashion! Honestly storing anything on those shelves felt strange and inadequate. So I prowled the internet for inspiration on how to complete my book nook dreams. 


{Real World Gross Home Problems}

The Inspiration – I wanted to create an area where my girls could snuggle up together with a book, but also where the books could be stored in a neat fashion and enjoyed easily. I wanted the girls to have a place they could grow up with and be proud to show their friends. I am happy to say I think we exceeded our own expectations. Here are some of the images I used for inspiration. 

The Result – I am happy to report that once again my husband made my dreams come true. He was able to draw, design and install the bookshelf tree that I have always wanted for my girls! It’s so sturdy it holds a TON of books. I also was able to transform the unused shelves into a bench. Drew designed a new brace so we can both sit on the new bench. It was super easy to create. I also painted the interior of the book nook with Rustoleum gold oil paint (I hadn’t worked with this before – hence the drips. But I think it fits). I also added holographic glitter to the paint to give it some extra glow. In the end, the book nook is perfect for all of our needs. 

{Before and after tree shelf}

{Working pics of the bench building and bench area}


{The result}

The book nook has certainly become the talk of our home. Kids, parents, and family alike have all been able to enjoy this sweet new space in our home. Although I hadn’t gotten all the right pillows or lighting completed by the time this blog was written it definitely gives you the idea of why we love this new space so much. What is your favorite space to snuggle up with a book? We would love to see it! 

Lauren Cop is a part-time SAHM (Stay At Home Mom) of Irish Twins and Senior writer/editor ciao_laurencop_sig-01of the Olive Shoe Blog. Currently Lauren and her family live in Tallahassee, FL where she teaches at a local pre-school. A Clemson fanatic, alumni and general sports enthusiast. She loves reading, gardening, food, and traveling. Follow her Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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Lauren {LAC} James is a Sr. Designer of Product Graphics for an international manufacturing company by day and a creativity crusader, designer, planner extraordinaire, artist and blogger in her “free” time. Follow her and The Olive Shoe on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram! Pleasesubscribe to receive emails, of course, come back and visit again soon!

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