Pretty little Reading Nook aka My favorite spot in the house

Mint Chair Corner

 Hello hello! Thanks for stopping by today, you’re awesome. Today I’m going to share with you one of my absolute faaaaveorite spots in my house. My kid’s call it “Mommy’s chair”. This little sitting area has been deemed “my spot” and let’s be honest, it IS my spot! *winks*

“Wait Mallory, haven’t you redone your living room like 500 times?” Why yes. I have. BUT… I have FINALLY gotten myself together and I am in loooove with this room now. It’s soooo close to being done so I’m showing you this little area as a little sneak peek if you will, for the whole room reveal COMING SOON! Eeekk!! I’m beyond excited. 

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First, let’s talk about this chair (!!!!). I love it. I scooped up this little baby on the a yard sale for $5! Cuh-razy!!! I sprayed the wood with Rustoleum Metallic Gold and upholstered it with a mint fabric I found at Joann’s. If you follow me on instagram, you already saw this little makeover. 

Mint Chair Tufting

 I aboslutely love the tufting too. Have you tufted anything before? It’s really not hard! Promise! I’ve got a tutorial coming for ya soon, don’t worry.

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Next up, this perfect little poppy pillow. This is the PERFECT pillow for this room because it is my exact color palette for the room. Mint, Coral, Cream, Tan, Gold and a little bit of Navy blue. I got it (and 2 others just like it) on Etsy from DecoMOD. Amazing etsy shop by the way. TONS of cute cute pillows and other fun stuff! Check them out!

Poppy Pillow

Oh! The faux fur rug is from HomeGoods! I love that store!!!

Gold and Navy Lamp

 The lamp and books were thrift store finds. I sprayed the lamp two-toned with spray paint and got a new shade for it at HomeGoods. The little owl was a gift from my sweet friend. So cute huh?! 

End Table

The side table was a Target find and I love it! I love the shape, style, color, everything! 
ikat curtains

 The curtains… oh, the curtains. The curtains were made from $5 Walmart sheets then I painted them coral ombre in an ikat pattern. Tutorial coming soon! Sometimes if you can’t find the right fabric, you just have to make it! *winks*

Diamond Wall

 Here’s another view of where this little sitting area is in the room. Tutorial for the wall design is from Vintage Revivals. Mandilicious isn’t it!? I’m in love with it. Mandi calls it life changing and she’s 100% correct! 

Mint Chair Corner

 Well friends, writing this post has totally inspired me to finish the rest of the room so I can show you! It’s almost done so it’ll be soon.

What do you think? Do you have a “spot” in our house that’s your favorite?! Do tell and share a link in the comments if you’ve blogged it!


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  1. I love everything about this! The colours are amazing, that chair (!!!) oh my goodness that chair, the curtains are beautiful, I love the fabric on that pillow and I loved the wall treatment when I saw it at Vintage Revivals and I love it here too. Seriously can not gush enough about how awesome your little corner is!

  2. Oh my, love this so much!! The colors, the designs, everything! I tried to use the pin it button at the bottom of the post and it grabbed your signature image and didn’t let me choose, so I went on your pinterest and repinned. Maybe need a new plug in? Love your site!

  3. Amazing job on it all!! Love the color combos! Is that rug from Target the Maples charcoal area rug? Yours looks lighter, I like it better

  4. I’m hopping on over from your feature at the DIY showoff. Oh, my stars! I just LOVE that chair and your brilliant mix of serene and happy colors! I just stared and stared at the pictures. It is my definition of calm and cozy…with a good dose of fun! Thanks for sharing your incredibly inspiring ideas.

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  6. Looks great! Can you tell me what color of white you use on your walls? I’m struggling to find a good white paint!

  7. I love this look! Espesh the wallpaper, where did you get it from? Do you remember what it is called by any chance? I’m in New Zealand but I’m really hoping I can source it.

    P.s. I’m going to build the pull-out pantry next week, you have just saved me 100s of dollars and helped me to get my dream kitchen THANKYOU!!!

  8. I just found this post via Pinterest…and it is such a beautiful, airy, bright room! I *really* love that reupholstered chair… as I’m new to your blog, did you ever post the tutorial on that chair, as mentioned above? If so, would you mind pointing me in the right direction, please? I didn’t see it come up, when I tried the search bar.

    Thanks much, and I’m looking forward to all the other beauty to be found on this new-to-me blog 🙂

    1. Hi Krystal!

      I actually did not do a formal tutorial since every chair (especially with the detail on this one) is different and would require different steps but it’s basically removing the old staples and fabric and putting it back together with new fabric. I’m not great at upholstery but I think anyone can handle a chair! I’d suggest getting a yard sale find or thrift store find and practice! Good luck! Wish I was more help!

  9. Do you remember what the name of that color fabric that used for the chair was? Absolutely lovely makeover 🙂

  10. Hi, I’m trying to make my own little reading nook. I was considering buying an accent chair but your post made me want to do it myself! Do you happen to know what this type of chair is called?! Love it!

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