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A Cozy Pirate Inspired Closet Reading Nook

This week I started working on Phoenix's room and I decided to tackle his closet first, a space I had already started (I installed the Rebel Walls High Seas wallpaper last year- read more about that here) and just needed a few last finishing touches. (Pst. Check out this post if you need to get caught up on the plan for Phoenix's room).

Pirate themed closet reading nook, rebel walls high seas wallpaper

The main project I worked on was adding a sailcloth to help make his closet feel more like a cozy little reading nook! I mapped out the size I needed, I wanted it to hang from the top of his bookshelf and then connect to his hanging rod.

Pirate themed closet reading nook

Once I had my size figured out I ripped the fabric into strips because I'm too lazy and unskilled to cut straight lines. I also liked that it gave the fabric a rough torn edge- if I was doing another project I might have hemmed it, but the torn edges were perfect for this.

Pirate themed closet reading nook

Once I had all my strips together I just started sewing them together one by one. I left about 6" at the ends loose so I could tie it onto the closet rod.

Pirate themed closet reading nook
Pirate themed closet reading nook

It took maybe thirty minutes for me to get the entire thing stitched up. Then I stapled it to the top of his bookshelf. I used a regular paper stapler because I KNOW this will be temporary. He's eight and definitely not going to want a pirate themed closet for life (that's ok).

Pirate themed closet reading nook

This will ensure minimal damage and make removal super easy when that time comes. Then I just tied the loose ends to the closet rod. I love how it turned out and he's already so excited to be reading in there. The bean bag chair is from his room at our old house and it works perfectly in here.

Pirate themed closet reading nook, rebel walls high seas wallpaper

I also realized I forgot to snap photos of the rest of the closet so I snapped a few more quick shots on my phone. I styled his bookshelf and I'm very aware that this will last all of about 12 seconds. No complaints- I'm just happy to have a boy who loves reading on my hands!

Pirate themed closet reading nook

And there is still plenty of room for his clothes on the other side of the closet. If he was a girl we may have needed that additional rod, but we're good!

Pirate themed closet reading nook

Now we just have to... you know, work on the rest of his room! Next up is picking a paint color for the rest of the room!


Want to see more?

Lincoln's Room- before photos and mood board

Ikea Hemnes Hack- an ombre blue woodland dresser

How to hang non-woven wallpaper yourself!

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ABOUT ME

Hi, I'm Jennifer Laura- you can call me Jenn. My husband and I just bought a house in our dream neighborhood and we are so excited to be here! The house, while already beautiful, NEEDS A LOT OF LOVE and STYLE. Join me, a past interior designer and wedding planner, as I work to make over each room and share the process along the way.