We have an awkward spot in our family room. An odd little corner of no real practical use.
For a long time it was home to an entertainment center that we love but have no spot for...and the kids' play kitchen. It would be the perfect spot for a homework desk, except that it's in the same room as the TV. So that's a big "NO."
Then I found this bookshelf at the thrift store. It was originally white, so I woke it up with a little paint.
I bought the Madeline poster at a bookstore about 10 years ago with no real plan for where it would go. I finally found a spot.
My sister painted this chair for my first baby.
I added a few floor pillows that were floating around the house...and voila! Book nook.
Total cost: $21 ($8 for the bookshelf, $10 for the paint, $3 for the craft letters.) I shopped my house for everything else.
The kids love sitting over there, reading and doing puzzles. And I love finally having a purpose for that space.