We went to the beach at the weekend and thought it would be nice to take the play house.
The house didn't like it. At all. So now we have a space that needs filling, and I had the perfect idea. A little book nook (I love that it rhymes!).
We don't have a play room so it's really for both of them! But the colours needed to match Izzy's bedroom. So that's why there was so much pink in the cushions from this post!
I also did a little bit of building. With a LOT of help from my husband.
The 'shelf' was actually all things we already had (except the white paint).
The wood is from our old bed slats (our first bed!). And even the screws were spares from something from Ikea.
The only cutting I did was for these end pieces. And yes I cut them myself, and sanded!
The kids love it! But I haven't had a chance to take a picture of them in it yet.
I We finished it this morning (Andy may have been late to work...) and I'm writing this at lunch time while Ethan sleeps and Izzy plays at nursery school.
Which is also why it is so tidy :)
They both loved sitting on the cushions and emptying the shelf.
I'm still hoping to make more cushions and have a piece of art which is drying and will go above this area.
I love that there is now space for them to read and play and have a story together at bed time.