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brian-sue
« on: March 27, 2007 09:56:06 AM »

My husband and I have a 2-bedroom condo. We use the 2nd bedroom as an office/guest bedroom/craft space. I read a lot, and when we went to IKEA this weekend we saw a reading nook that I fell in love with and decided to put in the corner of my office. From start to finish, the whole project took about 24 hours, about 2 of which were challenging (putting screws in the ceiling, etc) and the rest were spent at IKEA or Home Depot or sleeping.

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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2007 10:00:06 AM »

That's lovely--I'm quite envious  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2007 10:10:02 AM »

I like yours better too! Nice job on it! It looks so inviting.
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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2007 10:16:41 AM »

that's so great - i think yours is better too, and i love the "book"shelf. 
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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2007 10:21:25 AM »

Lovely - it's looks so welcoming and I love the colours you used.
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« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2007 10:25:57 AM »

Oh, thanks! The bookshelf is a "floating" bookshelf. It's basically a bracket that's L-shaped, and there are little tabs that you put the back cover of the bottom book in, then the rest of the book rests on top of the bracket and you stack other books on the bottom book.

Here's a link: http://www.umbra.com/ustore/product.do?product=330638&colour=560

I got a few at Storables for about $9 each. It was really easy to install - 2 screws into a stud.
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« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2007 10:26:42 AM »

sweet!  thanks for the link!
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« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2007 10:42:28 AM »

What is the name of the reading nook couch thingy? I tried looking for it on Ikea's website, but couldn't find it. :-(
I really, really want one now. I've fallen in love with what you did! It looks so good!
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« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2007 10:54:36 AM »

It's one quarter of the circle bed they sell - I think it's called Sundane? I looked at the IKEA website and couldn't find a link, but they sell the quarters individually for $180 each (at least, that was the price in Seattle). It's super comfy! I have a bedspread on top of it that I got to match the pillows there - the whole project including the bed was about $350. I've finished 2 books since I finished my nook - it's been worth every penny!!
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« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2007 11:58:19 AM »

Your's is much better! It looks cozy.  Smiley
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