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Reading Nook Makeover


Hey there!  I’ve been wanting to share my daughter’s reading nook in her tatami bedroom for a long time. We started the makeover right after we had moved in but after receiving a Homeright finish max paint sprayer  and spray shelter to try I had the perfect opportunity to finally finish the last project and share the space!

A huge thanks to Homeright for sponsoring this post.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.  You can read my full disclosure here. homeright-sprayer-chair-makeover

My daughter’s bedroom is a traditional Japanese room with shoji doors and an extra little space in the corner, perfect for reading.  Here’s a picture I took while we were house hunting.

tatami room in japanese house

Here’s my daughter giving me a thumbs up to start the makeover months ago….

gwens-reading-nook-beforeI started transforming the nook by applying leftover removable wallpaper from our dining room makeover.  We hung curtains over the window and on a tension rod for the opening.   This hid the yellow sand walls and made the nook a little brighter.   I found a tatami chair at the local thrift store for $1 to use for her reading chair.   chair-reading nook

tatami chair makeover

It’s pretty cute but since there is so much brown in her room I decided to paint this chair soft pink. paint-japanese-pink

I haven’t used a paint gun for a few years.  I was really impressed with how light and easy to use Homeright’s spray gun is.

homeright spray gun

After setting everything up, it just took a couple minutes to paint the chair.  So easy!  The paint went on very evenly and smooth.  Japanese latex paint is very thin and runny so I was surprised I only needed 1-2 coats on each side.

homeright spray gun and spray shelter chair makeover

After letting it dry a couple of hours I brought it back inside.  I’ll have my daughter wait a few days before actually sitting on it to make sure the paint is completely cured.

renter friendly little girls room with reading area

The spray shelter folds up and is easily stored in its bag. homeright spray tent, great for decor makeovers

The pink was the right choice for the chair!  It makes the small space feel even bigger.

reading nook with curtains

My best friendly sewed this pillow cover with vintage Japanese fabric.  It’s so precious and special.


All of my daughter’s books, puzzles, and boardgames fit on the bookcase which is a huge help since there is limited storage in her room.

renter bedroom reading nook for girl with bookcase and chair

easy chair makeover with homeright

I’m super pleased with how the chair update thanks to the ease of a spray gun and shelter.

We’ll be giving one away later this week so stop by soon!


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    1. lol Thanks Cassie! I bought two of them for $2 at the base thrift store. The kids rooms are tatami rooms so they were perfect. Furniture with no feet makes me laugh. 🙂

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