8.16.2007

Chloe's Book Nook

There is a small nook in our hallway downstairs.
This fabulous Marshall's find was just the right size to squeeze in there.
And perf for DVD collection storage.


That is, until Chlo-bow turned one.
I had to put a gate up, or else...


...she'd be all up in it's grill.
{single tear}


This has been a prob for a while, so this morning I decided to figure out a solution.
{'Cause I don't think Chloe's a fan of being a prisoner in her own home.}

So, I hit up my laundry room change jar.
{There is an unspoken rule in our house that if you leave change in your pockets, all proceeds go to me aka laundry service o' Dunn household.}


I rolled my change {which took me six months to collect} while Chloe consumed her breakfast.
We went to DI, Half Price Books, and Ross to score some sweet deals on used books.
We also purchased a posh stool for Chlo to cozy up on.

We came home & relocated the DVDs.
And then created a lil book nook for some toddler leisurely reading.


I couldn't be more excited about our new installment!
And Chloe's in total heaven.


{Happy Thursday}

18 comments:

Coree Adams said...

Oh my gosh Ang, what a great idea! She looks so dang cute on that little stool...she is going to be counting to be reading before you know it!!

Philip & Melissa said...

How stinking cute are you? Need I even ask? The answer is no, because it is clearly apparent when we look at your adorable little life and your oh so adorable girlie reading her her tiara. Way to be a fun mom and make me totally excited to have kids of my own. Unfortunately my kids will beg to go play at Chloe's, because Chloe's mom is very much the coolest mom ever! Way to make my phantom children jealous of your kids already! By the way, we should hang out again soon...hmm, life is stupidly busy...how does September sound?

Philip & Melissa said...

***Reading IN her tiara, not her her. I'm smart.

runningfan said...

Aw, you're such a good mom. Way to turn a problem into something perfect! I love it. I may just have to copy you!

Becky said...

what a cute idea! i love her stool {and crown}!

kacee said...

I am in envy of Chloe! I want a book nook (and the tiara too). You did it again Ang! Perf!

Macey Kay said...

Great idea! She looks captivated reading those books.

Spuddud said...

Chloe in her crown with her books does my old heart good!

shalae said...

that is the cutest thing! And by 'that' I mean the stool, the crown, the bookshelf, Chloe (of course) and the whole idea of her own little book nook. I love it!

the mccoy's said...

you are such a good mommie. way to be. she is so cute. i love that she is a princess all the time, on her throne, reading books. so so cute. love the shelf. and on a side note{i peeked at your selection} you like prison break? i love love it, in a bad, rebellious way. season 2 comes out the second week of september. i also collect snl. love them. happy thursday!

Alisse T said...

Ok, so I've been wondering what to put in that lil' niche in our {twinner} house. I bought this fabric from Ikea... too hard to explain, but anyway- leave it to you to think of something totally domestic/interior-designer worthy! Would it be cute to paint inside of it? Or is that totally off?

Kylie said...

Ok...can I just say I HEART your whole house! Is there anything that is not way too cute anywhere in it?! I love the rack/shelf thingy...I am slightly obsessed with anything red...it seems to creep into every room of our house (no matter the original starting color of the room). And I love the bookshelf idea. And I pretty much love slash covet Chloes new stool!

Matt, Staci & Parker said...

I am really really impressed that you found such a cute shelf that fits SO perfectly in the nook! It looked SO good with the DVD's & now looks even better with Chloe sitting there reading:) Goodbye gate...have fun Chloe!

granny said...

It amazes me how long she will sit and look at books. If I had not seen it, I wouldn't believe it. Go Chloe! Way to find the bargain books.

Kaylea said...

What a cute idea! I think it looks better with the fab books on it. I learned very quickly to put everything I cared about up high. It's funny how much your house changes after having kids.

The Wizzle said...

That's a great idea! My kids need a downstairs bookcase too, and I need the off-limits stuff to be, well, off-limits. And out of reach. Eve is significantly more persistent than her brother was!

Crazymamaof6 said...

that is fabulous! and super cute! way to go on that fantastic idea! love all of the stuff you bought and had already! love marshalls and ross@ you have great taste!

Marie said...

Alright Ang, my seasoned book buyer, where did you find the best bang for your buck? Pray tell.