The previous owners had painted it to look like a playroom of some sort, but we just didn't know what to do with it. Our temporary solution (if a year is temporary), was to slap a string of Christmas lights up and tell the kids it was a secret room. Take a look. It's pretty pitiful.
I attempted to paint over the once pink side walls with some left over white paint (because I'm determined to make it a non girly room for Harper's sake), but I lost my gusto and knew the white wasn't gonna cut it. Fast forward a few weeks later, and I finally convince my wonderful, painting hater husband to jump on the project bandwagon with me! I love when that happens! I had been envisioning a reading room for the kids, and we finally made it happen. One of my biggest goals for the Littles is to instill in them a love for reading! Besides missing a few wall decorations and some bean bags I'm pretty satisfied with how it turned out.
We painted the walls, ceiling, trim and floor and made the bookshelves from vinyl guttering. It ended up being a super easy Pinterest project turned reality. I would recommend it for sure! We snagged the nightstand at a flea market, the rug and fish pillow from Walmart and the rest are things gathered from other parts of the house.
I'm relishing in these pictures because I'm about 85% positive that once Kinley and Harper see it tomorrow it will never resemble a Reading Room again. But! I have hope. They are getting older and are enjoying reading more and more. I don't think a relaxing room for them to grow their inner book worms is far from reach.