Wow. That yellow was really bright. Step one...paint!
Let me say this out loud...I hate painting stripes. For some reason, I had blocked out the terrible memory from my chevron stripe extravaganza and decided to paint them again. I have to say...it DOES make quite the statement! FYI, I used Sherwin Williams Urbane Bronze (dark) and Shoji White (light).
Next up was the small gallery wall on the left side. I knew I wanted to do shelves on the right and needed to balance it out. I ended up doing a mixture of frames so it looked more "collected." Plus, I wanted it to be a little different than the ones in the living room and office. The shelves were another DIY. We bought the boards from Lowe's, sanded them, and gave them a few coats of stain. I picked up the metal corbels at Hobby Lobby. They were originally $7.99 each and they were 50% off that week! I'll take 4 corbels for $16! Then I spray painted them with one of the maaaany cans of off-white spray paint I have lying around and bada-bing bada-boom...we've got shelving people!
I made some of the art for the wall...
This was made a lot like I did my subway art for the living room. I made a couple of my own prints and got the State Print from Jenna Sue Designs! I highly recommend her! She has all kinds of prints...I especially love her Maps!
I found the furniture score of a lifetime at TJ Maxx. Unfortunately, I passed it up way back when I had no use for it. I talked about it for months. And then, one February day when I was strolling through TJ Maxx, I saw it. Tufted. Nailhead trim. Linen. The storage bench dreams are made of and at a STEAL for $129. I couldn't find an associate to take it to the front fast enough. My favorite pillow cover also lives here. And that cute little lamb does double duty as a room freshener! It's a Scentsy Buddy!
So here she is in all her glory...our beloved reading corner. I know we will spend lots of time cuddled up here when she gets a little older. For now, we read a book a day and stare at the black and white stripes! I wouldn't trade it for anything!
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