Reading Room – Sneak Peek

I wanted to give you a few sneak peeks at the room I’m calling the “Reading Room”.
It used to be a bathroom, but when we moved in, there was no toilet, no sink, no vanity. Nothing. Just a plywood floor and one window. It’s only six feet wide by six feet long. Hmmmm….the perfect size for a twin size bed! So we opened up the wall that had the door on it, and that’s how the Reading Room was born. We haven’t laid the flooring down yet, or installed a cute little chandelier, or accessorized, but I have started pulling the bedding together, and I did paint the walls. Take a look:

I found the table at Home Goods in Birmingham. It was a reddish-orange wood, and the legs were gold. I used a rusting kit on the legs, and painted the top the same two colors I painted the walls with. I’ve got a ways to go, but I’ll keep posting photos as the room transforms.

Here’s a break down of the cost so far:

Table – $39.00 (HOMEGOODS)
“Medici” Euro Shams (in Bran) – $24.99 and $21.99 (EBAY)
“Pick-Stitch” Euro Shams (in White) – $19.99 each (POTTERY BARN OUTLET – GEORGIA)
“Medici” Bedskirt (in Bran) – $12.99 (EBAY)
Sheet Set – $29.99 (TJ MAXX)
Basket – $7.99 (WALMART)

So, I’ve spent about 150 bucks so far. Not bad considering I sort of got an extra bedroom out of an old bathroom! Ha! :-)

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Guest Room Bedding

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  1. PAT says

    Layla, a lovely look at the reading room. I’m gleaning ideas here, to be incorporated in our second home, at the lake.


  2. The Scarlett Rose Garden says

    Oh yah… I could read there!! Looks awesome, and so does the other bedroom. Thumbs up girlie!

  3. Kristi says

    Just looked through your whole blog. Lovely! You obviously love what you do and do such a wonderful job at it. Love the videos. What kind of editing program do you have? I usually depend on Jason (hubby) to do that sort of thing but maybe I should figure it out. I’ve been wanting to put a video of my daughter’s dance recital on You Tube since May! Look forward to keeping up with your new creations.

  4. Eva says

    I love your idea for a reading room! All of the things you have for your room are so pretty~and the rusting kit you used on the table was so cool!

  5. Beth says

    Love, Love your room! Do you mind sharing the paint colors that you used on the stripes? Colors are gorgeous and so calming! Great job!


  6. Cottage Mommy says

    Beautiful and your photos look like they are out of a magazine! I love the striped walls too! I tried that in my bedroom because I had seen it somewhere and it turned out horribly. I think I just choose the wrong colors though. Yours are very soothing…can’t wait to see more!

  7. Layla says

    The colors I painted the Reading Room with are:

    Sherwin Williams-
    Natural Choice (SW 7011)

    Glidden- (Home Depot)
    Fencepost (81YY 87/031)

    Fencepost is also the color I painted the Guest Room, Dining Room and Kitchen.

    Natural Choice is the color I painted the Living Room.

    Thanks for the nice things you all had to say, by the way. Makes my day to hear such nice compliments!


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