DIY – The girls book nook

Ever since I moved both of the girls into one room it’s become quite apparent how much stuff between them that they actually have, and slightly terrifying! Ever since I made Ellie her very cute & cosy homework nook it seemed the opposite corner of the girls room had became quite randomly, a dumping ground. I needed that to change!

So me being impulsive and unstoppable once I get a project in mind to do,  I was off! I popped online on the hunt for a pair of furniture pieces to go into what would soon be, a book nook for my girls. Now with my other DIY projects, this one was also on a budget and with finding a few bits that I liked over on Argos I went for it. Literally. Annabelle and I jumped in a taxi and off we went! I’m that impulsive I’m sure I put my darling man’s head away half the time!

I decided on these two pieces for the girls new reading corner…

Reading nook
The Maine small deep book case I found would be perfect. I love a deep bookcase because childrens books come in all shapes and sizes and I wanted to be assured they’d all fit beautifully. I did consider getting two bookcases, but once I caught a glimpse of the Beech effect sling effect Bookcase I knew it was a perfect match for the other bookcase.

Assembling them was fun, especially with a toddler who loves to climb and two older children who just love to ‘help’, but we all got there in the end and we think they look awesome!

You can imagine with a toddler in the room it doesn’t always look this pretty, in fact I think she takes great pleasure in destroying it, but I’d be lying if I didn’t love making it all lovely again!



  1. 18/01/2015 / 10:10 AM

    That is such a perfect reading corner! I love it, you can never have too many books but storage is so important x

  2. 18/01/2015 / 4:51 PM

    i love this! Tick of approval from a librarian in training 😀 Foster a love for reading from a young age and your children will only benefit from this in the future.

  3. 20/01/2015 / 6:56 PM

    I’m looking for a new bookcase for my little girls bedroom…thanks for the inspiration! Love these! x

  4. Gemma Louise
    20/01/2015 / 7:39 PM

    Aww this is a lovely post on their reading corner 🙂 They have so many books! My Corey’s room is unfortunately not big enough for a little corner but I need to figure something out! With all fellow crafty bloggers, I see so many great and creative ideas. However, I am not one of those crafty people – ever!!!!! 🙁

    thankyou for joining in on #mummymonday – love Gemma (host) xo


  5. 21/01/2015 / 2:43 PM

    This looks brilliant! I can’t wait to get Amelia’s room sorted and make her book/reading corner. I’m a bit like that with projects once I get the idea I want to get it done straight away!!
    Thanks so much for sharing and linking up! Hope to see you again #mummymonday (co-host) x

    • 21/01/2015 / 8:24 PM

      Oh I totally think its a woman thing you know! Getting that idea and regardless of what time of night it is, we’ll make a start! LOL!! I can see why the men in our lives think we’re bonkers, lol!! xx

  6. 21/01/2015 / 2:58 PM

    I love the white book case, I currently use something similar, we have a cube unit and in the sections that don’t have pull out baskets we put all our books there. Got to upgrade the size of it as the book collection is growing hehe. I am like you I love tidying away and making it all lovely, even if it does get ruined in less than 5 minutes haha #MummyMonday

    • 21/01/2015 / 8:25 PM

      I am in love with cube units! I can see a few being bought for the girls room once their beds get upgraded to bunks next month!! I think cube storage is just so pretty and effective for hiding things away! x

  7. Mummy's Blog
    02/02/2015 / 7:11 AM

    It looks really lovely. I have the tall Maine bookcase in my kitchen and it’s been really good quality for the price. Love the sling bookcase, might have to get one of those! x

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