One of my favorite parts about writing this blog is getting to know my readers & hearing about your passion for creativity & the projects you've done. The home blogging community is such a fun place to get inspiration & make new friends in the process. But it's not only blog writers that that have that knack for DIY know-how... blog readers know their way around a craft room, too & even though their talent isn't always showcased for the world to see, that doesn't mean they're not awesome.
Today I want to introduce you to one of those awesome crafter friends of mine who just happens to be a reader. This is my IRL (in real life) friend, Lynn.
This is where Lynn crafts...
(caution--these pics may evoke feelings of jealousy)
Isn't it gorgeous? And my favorite part is the metal table top which isn't actually metal at all, but is metallic contact paper from Lowes. Who knew! I love it. And I know some of you are grabbing your flip flops right now so you can head to Lowes, but just hang on a second & see the rest of this...
She also spray painted some clearance chairs a chic white, made some seat cushions, painted a gorgeous stencil on the wall, & transformed a tired brass chandelier into a gorgeous feminine fixture.
Love it all. But one of Lynn's latest & greatest projects is something I know many of you will flip over. She got her inspiration from (who else?) bloggers!
This is her daughter's new built-in Reading Nook transformed from a closet.
It's a little girl's dream space, complete with baskets for books & cozy pillows to curl up with.
Lynn did most of the project herself, with a little help from her husband.
They constructed the bench much like this project from Thrifty Decor Chick, one of her sources of inspiration.
Lynn sewed all the pillows from fabrics she found on sale at Hobby Lobby...
Added a cute lantern fixture for a little more light...
And made the curtains, which she hung from a tension rod positioned near the track for the original doors.
The built-in shelves hold baskets for books.
And the best part about it is that nothing is permanent. They kept all the shelving & closet doors for an easy switch back to a closet, should they decide to do that in the future.
But, for now, it's the perfect place to hide out with a friend!
It works well for an extra bed when company comes, too!
Thanks, Lynn, for letting me show off your project so it can inspire someone else out there!
And, friends, keep those projects coming! If you've done a great project the world needs to see, let me know! I'd love to hear about it & share it with my readers.
Linking to The Shabby Nest