Saturday, June 14, 2014

Creating A Reading Nook with a DIY Basket Side Table

From My Front Porch To Yours- Bedroom Reading Nook
After creating our French Farmhouse Master Bedroom I decided that I needed to add something to the space in front of the windows. 
From My Front Porch To Yours- Bedroom Reading Nook
In comes this chair that I purchased one Sunday morning off of Joss & Main and a basket for some of my many many decor magazines. 
From My Front Porch To Yours- DIY Basket Side Table
I hunted high and low for a basket and found this one at HomeGoods but I felt it needed a little more.
From My Front Porch To Yours- DIY Basket Side Table
With a little chalk paint the basket was taking on a new life. I used a wide artist brush to get in between the weave.
From My Front Porch To Yours- DIY Basket Side Table
Next up I used my DecorSteals faux zinc stencils. The number 45 has no significance. I just liked the two together.
From My Front Porch To Yours- DIY Basket Side Table
I was afraid of bleed thru on the sides but due to the consistency of the chalk paint it staid where it was suppose to.

After painting I decided that the basket was too short.
From My Front Porch To Yours- DIY Basket Side Table
Off to Lowes Mr. Front Porch went and he brought home these. I think they were $4 a pair.
From My Front Porch To Yours- DIY Basket Side Table
We placed two scrap boards on the inside of the basket to screw the wheels into.
From My Front Porch To Yours- DIY Basket Side Table
The wheel installation required both of us.
From My Front Porch To Yours- DIY Basket Side Table
The basket is now the perfect height for a little side table!
From My Front Porch To Yours- Bedroom Reading Nook

From My Front Porch To Yours- Bedroom Reading Nook- Joss & Main Chair
I had been eyeing this chair for several years now and after seeing it at a ridiculously low price I had to have it. I am so glad I ordered it. It is actually pretty comfy.
From My Front Porch To Yours- Bedroom Reading Nook

From My Front Porch To Yours- Bedroom Reading Nook

From My Front Porch To Yours- Bedroom Reading Nook
The new reading nook has been popular with not only me but also our fur babies and Mr. Front Porch.

27 comments:

  1. I think that is a great idea to put the board inside. I might try it by adding one to the outside and one to the inside and screwing them together. Your room turned out so pretty and this rolling basket just tops it off so well.

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  2. LOVE the basket side table Pamela and the entire nook looks just beautiful!! Perfect addition to your already gorgeous room! :-)

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  3. Perfect for your new perfect bedroom Pamela!

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  4. I love that so much and it looks so great in your home!

    Gigi @ Old World Patina

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  5. Such a perfect addition to your new beautiful bedroom Pamela.
    Hugs, Gee

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  6. It looks so good!! LOVE that tufted chair and the basket looks fantastic with the paint, the numbers and the wheels. Fabulous!!! Great job!! I'm glad I'm not the only one with a pile of magazines too...lol. Have a great weekend, Lisa

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  7. What a lovely reading nook! Great idea adding wheels to the basket! That's it...I am going to use Rainwashed! It is just so pretty on your walls I have to trust that it will work out for mine as well. :)

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  8. Can I just copy your new bedroom? It's so pretty! I love everything you've done.

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  9. Pamela,
    This bedroom just keeps getting better and better. Love how the light comes in your room. Love love love the basket. It is just awesome. Have a wonderful week end.
    Kris

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  10. Love what you did with this basket! Such a great idea...and I absolutely love everything else about this space.

    Deb
    Seeking Lavender Lane

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  11. I love the paint color in your pictures. I am wanting to paint my master blue. When I look at it on the paint swatch it seems green. Does it have a green tinge? I want a pale blue and that is exactly what it looks like in your pictures. Paint swatches can be so deceiving! Thanks Jill

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    1. Jill thanx for stopping by!:) The paint color is Sherwin Williams 6211 Rainwashed. I am in love with it. You can see more of the room in this link so you can see how the color looks. It is more of a blue grey to me.http://www.frommyfrontporchtoyours.com/2014/06/french-farmhouse-bedroom-transformation.html

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    2. Thanks! I knew the name but on the swatch it looks in the green shades. Funny, I found a lot, yours master included:), of posts of Rainwashed and they look blue. Someone even said it looks more green in the can, but it dries blue! I will go get a sample tomorrow. Can't wait to get a blue bedroom again. I had one for years and when we moved in to our new house I went more yellowy. I haven't been happy with it. Thanks for inspiring me to go back to blue! :)

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  12. Such a cute little projects. It looks great in your bedroom.

    Mary @ Orphans With Makeup

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  13. How beautiful! I have two of those same chairs in my bedroom sitting room also. I bought mine from Overstock and I just love them. The idea of the basket is just perfect! I may have to copy it. :) Great inspiration, Pamela. Enjoy your weekend! Maria

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  14. Very pretty spot in your room, Pamela! It looks wonderful with your poof top drapes. Love the new chair. The basket turned out to be multi-functional and pretty.

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  15. You did a fabulous job transforming that basket. I love it.

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  16. Love the idea of the basket with wheels, how creative. Looks fabulous.

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  17. Well done dear Pamela! Your nook is lovely.
    Blessings,
    Patti

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  18. Love it Pamela...looks so beautiful in your room!!!!...great job!
    Have a most wonderful Father's Day weekend!

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  19. Oh Pamela, I adore the chair and basket!! Great addition to an already lovely space.

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  20. Ok Pamela, you have inspired me to find a great basket add some wheels and one of my many numbers and find a great place for it. Love your room, the chair is fabulous and the added DIY basket charms in all it's Frenchness.

    Xx
    Beautiful weekend that inspires more beauty from you.

    Dore

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  21. Great transformation on that basket, Pamela, and a good idea with the scrap boards.

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  22. Your room looks lovely and that is the perfect spot for the cute little basket to table transformation.

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  23. Pamela love following all your great ideas!

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    1. Hi Robyn! Thanx for stopping by and your sweet comment. I know how busy you are so it is an honor you took time to pay me a visit. Hope your weekend was a grand one!

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  24. Awesome result! Necessity truly is the "mother" of invention. Thank you for sharing your wonderful project and the tutorial.

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