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.
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.
Here’s my daughter giving me a thumbs up to start the makeover months ago….
I 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.
It’s pretty cute but since there is so much brown in her room I decided to paint this chair soft 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.
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.
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.
The spray shelter folds up and is easily stored in its bag.
The pink was the right choice for the chair! It makes the small space feel even bigger.
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.
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!
what a cute nook! i am kind of obsessed with the tatami chair!
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. 🙂