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Furnishing a Reading Area

From an empty corner in the bedroom,

to a cozy spot to read.  It’s great to have empty space in every room, but why not create a quiet area just for you.

The large painted screen is a $20 yard sale find.  Originally, it had four panels, but the wonderful lady selling it wanted to keep the other two. It’s large enough for the corner and it makes a sweet statement.


The ottoman ($15) was purchased at a second hard store. Originally it was white and covered with lovely plastic fabric. I think it was used on a porch.  I used the same fabric to cover the chair cushion and the ottoman. Using several coats of stain to darken the finish, it almost matches the Pier 1 chair , but then I’m happy with it.

The silk down pillows were a Goodwill find for $2.99, I washed the silk cover and love the way it looks. They still had the price tags on them, and lucky me, I bought all 4 of them! Can I say how lucky I am, yes they are down filled soft, silky goodness! Oh yeah, the bird pillow is from TJ Maxx ($12).

The chandelier was bought at Decor Direct Outlet in Union City, TN.  Price $35, if you live near there, you’re lucky!  The small black table is from there too, $15.

There you have it, reading area on a tight budget…

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  1. Love this! I could sit here and read all day. The screen is fabulous!

  2. Hey Debbie,
    thank you for all your comments…they always put a smile on my face:) i’m so jealous over your bench that Sara has!! i know that was one of your items that brought me to your blog:)))

  3. Hi Debbie,

    What a cozy reading nook! I love all the little birds. A great way to spend a rainy afternoon, reading or just daydreaming about the next project!!
    Have a great weekend!
    All the Best,

  4. Beautiful! I can’t believe the deals you scored on this! The folding screen is awesome, & I love all your other choices too. It looks like you paid a lot more than you actually did! I wish I had this little corner in my house!

  5. Hi Debbie, thanks for sharing your beautiful cozy corner with us. Loved what you did with those chair cushions and ottoman cover… the colors are just perfect for this corner. And the screen is looking so beautiful and I love how it compliments with the lovely chandelier. Loving the TJMax bird pillow and how the birds are repeated in the screen. Great post! Thanks for stopping by and following me. I’m happy to be your follower. Have a nice weekend!~Poppy


  6. Thanks! You’re a driftwood artist!

  7. Can’t believe you got that awesome screen for $20~
    Awesome little reading nook. Great job!

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