I've been saving like mad in order to pay a carpenter to create my vision of a "book nook" for The Sweetpeas. I wanted them to have an area where they could sit and escape in a good book. The space also doubles as somewhere to hide all their toys when I want my living room to resemble more of a place to relax in rather than an aisle in Tors R Us.
Under the stairs seemed like the perfect place for it.
It was created by a one large chest and then a smaller unit that has a drawer in it too. All of this was made from MDF.
Chunky liked to try it out even before it had really got started.
I wanted a more 'built-in' feel to it so he put a sheet of MDF between the two parts which created the little nook which I was after originally.
Day One was complete and they were able to start filling it with their toys. It's not fully finished as needs a bit of beading and there will also be a hinged door at the end to create a little cupboard too.
It's an ideal height for them to get up and sit on it whilst they relax with a book or play a board game perhaps?
Harvey was really keen to get his basket of books out even though I've not even started on shelving them yet.