Since we moved into our house 5 years ago I have vowed to create a relaxing reading nook in this awkward small room off our bedroom. Krylon®Brand challenged me to create something new for the new year and I took this as an opportunity to repurpose a side table from our living room and finally create my own relaxing space!
Ingredients for my reading nook:
- Chaise lounge with a comfy pillow and blanket
- Side table to store my books, magazines, and blankets
- Tray to hold my morning coffee
- Dry erase board for morning inspirations
- Plush area rug
- Books & Magazines
- Shelf/side table to repurpose
- Frame to repurpose
- Lamp & shade
- Krylon Chalky Finish Paint in Classic White (4 cans) & Slate (2 cans)
- Krylon Chalky Finish Paint Clear Sealer in Matte Clear(1 can)
- Krylon ColorMaster®Paint + Primer in Matte Surf (1 can)
- Tarp or drop cloth
- Protective eyewear and gloves
Project Time: 3 Hours of Painting & Overnight to Dry
- In a well-ventilated space or outdoors cover a flat surface with a drop cloth or tarp.
- Before starting, read and follow safety and application instructions on the spray paint can.
- Dust and wipe down, the furniture piece, frame, and lamp with a lint-free cloth.
- Tape the cord and hardware on the lamp post and lampshade with painter's tape.
- Spray the lampshade with the Chalky Finish in Classic White. Wait 20-30 minutes between coats. It took two coats to get the desired coverage on my lampshade.
- Spray the lamp post with ColorMaster Paint + Primer in Surf. It took 4 coats to get the desired coverage.
- Next, either remove the glass from the frame or cover it with painter's tape.
- Spray the frame with Chalky Finish in Slate.
- Let the frame dry for 20-30 minutes and spray one additional coat.
- Remove the drawers and hardware from the furniture piece. Then spray 1 additional coat of Slate. Don't worry if the piece is not fully covered. This is serving as a base.
- Next, spray 3-4 coats of Chalky Finish in Classic White waiting 20-30 minutes between coats.
- Let the furniture piece dry overnight.
- Once the furniture is dry lightly sand the corners to reveal the Slate color underneath. I added a little more dimension by lightly spraying the edges and corners with Slate.
- Next, spray the entire furniture piece and frame with Chalky Finish Matte Sealer in Clear. Let it dry for 1-2 hours.
- If you have not already removed the artwork from the frame do so and replace with a decorative piece of paper. Use this as an inspirational message board with dry erase markers.
In addition to these pieces I styled my reading nook with a chaise lounge (this was the first piece of furniture I bought for my first apartment 10 years ago), carpet (hand me down from my parents), a mirror (hand me down from one of my Dad's clients), a pillow, blankets, tray and of course my favorite books and magazines! I love that this is now a relaxation zone for me as well as a perfect place to read my baby girl her favorite books!
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This post is sponsored by Krylon and is part of an on-going paid campaign between Craft Box Girls and Krylon. All ideas, opinions, and photographs are my own!