Simpatico: Reading Nook Part One

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Reading Nook Part One

I am busily making a nice little haven for reading in my office. I found a cute little rocker, all covered with butt-ugly fabric, for free on Craigslist which started my transformation of my empty area.

I will show pictures as I completely revamp the area. Today I made a wreath to put on my wall above one of the book shelves. I followed the instructions here, and three hours and two burnt fingers later a Clive Cussler book I hated was made into an adorable wall hanging.

Here is a picture for your enjoyment (not of the fingers...) I will post more of the wreath once the area is completed to my satisfaction! (-cough- who knows how long that will take)

The only change I made was I painted the edges with gold paint as my bedroom and office suite is in burgundy and gold. Also, I pre-rolled all 571 pages of the book and stapled the rolls instead of hot gluing closed. It was quicker and most cost effective. I also was cheap and didn't buy a wreath but repurposed a piece of foamcore from a science project of my son into a wreath form.

All in all I used 1 hardback book I never wanted to read again and 6 large glue sticks... as well as 3 hours of time. Not bad for a pretty little addition to my house!

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