Over the summer holiday, I updated my oldest son’s room. I painted all of it from skirting board to ceiling. I still have some decor pieces to add before the room is totally finished and I can share the full reveal here on the blog. Today I’m showing you the one corner of the room that is totally done.
My son has a built-in cupboard under the stairs that we used for storage when it was his nursery. Now that he is older I wanted to give him a space where he can play, read and dream about his future. My boy is like his parents he loves to read and we want to keep stimulating him to do so. That’s why we chose to make the old storage cupboard into a reading nook.
The room first started out as a nursery for our oldest boy. We then moved him out to another room and had this room as a nursery for our second baby. This is how the nursery looked the second time around all done up. You may remember this image from the DIY post about this stamped curtains.
This is how this side of the room looked before.
The inside of the cupboard was already painted and the shelves were up so I left it like that. I decided to give the wall some interest by using pages of a vintage atlas as wallpaper. It was a very easy project. I had the vintage atlas already because I have a thing for vintage maps and I collect them. I still had ready to use wallpaper paste so it was super easy half our job.
We replaced the old doors with simple underlayment ones. To keep the look simple we opted for holes instead of door handles.
Wall paint colours, white – Flexa powerdek Ral9010, green – Flexa Early Dew
Black star lamp, Hema (sold out)
Black Magazine holders TJENA, IKEA
Stuffed animal, Maileg
Chair, Marktplaats (Craigslist)