Thursday, 19 February 2015

Understairs storage


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.

2 comments:

  1. Looking good! I love making use of little spaces and the kids look very happy!
    Great that's it's for literacy too!
    #singleparentlinky

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    1. They absolutely love it. Harvey will gladly curl up in the 'book nook' now. I'm very pleased!

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