Cozy Nooks for Kids

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If the temperature dips even slightly below 60, you will likely find me on the couch with a soft blanket, mug of something hot, and a fire roaring–not so much to combat the chill as for the ambiance.

Hence, my daughter comes by her penchant for all things cozy honestly.

The Hubs and I admittedly use her preference to our advantage: “Ok, time for bed…don’t you want to get cozy?”

Needless to say, fort/tent/random-looking-shelter-making is always a big hit in our home. So when big girl turned 3, I decided to make her a more permanent structure in which to snuggle up with a favorite stuffed friend or to hide away when baby brother comes pillaging.

Left: The original tent; Right: Post-remodel, with front "door" requested by birthday girl

{Left: The original tent} {Right: Post-remodel, with front “door” requested by birthday girl}

Inspired by this tent, I found the original tutorial and went to work. Fortunately, even with a few tweaks* it was not a difficult project; the fabric-selecting probably took more time than anything.

The endeavor made me realize how much I like to create cozy spaces and play nooks for my wee ones throughout the house.

***To read the rest, please join me over at This Vintage Moment!  The lovely Breanne is graciously hosting me today.***

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About Jenn

Jenn is the mommy of two small children, one obese cat and wife to the Hubs. She enjoys making pretty things out of random bits, painting furniture, filling her home with guests. She is not afraid to lead a one-woman crusade against the rampant overuse of the apostrophe.