This ongoing project to make a little furniture set for the playroom, if I should ever get one, to designate a corner as the reading nook continues on. Part 2. I've started moving on with different phases. I stripped my craigslist kids table, and painted it a flat white. I'm still sanding and reinforcing my rotten Kirksville stools, and I haven't even bought the wood for the Knock of Wood chairs I plan to build. But I'm really excited to share the theme of this whole thing...
are you ready?
My favorite children's author who just happens to also work with my favorite children's illustrator on almost every book.
The theme of this reading nook is:
Together they created such stories as:
Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
James & the Giant Peach
and more. As a kid I remember always going straight to the "D" shelf of the Sandy, UT library in the kids section. Roald Dahl. They only had a few of his books, so I'd check them out and re-read them. My favorite was Matilda. I don't know if reading it made me feel smarter like Matilda or something, but I loved it so much, I tried to get my little sister to read it. Lynette was not interested. So I sat on her so she couldn't run away and would read aloud with her screaming for our mom, but I had planned to sit on her in the basement so we could both delight in afternoon's of Matilda.
Interestingly, even after her childhood torture, Lynette also did love and enjoy Roald Dahl's books...although I don't think Matilda is a favorite.
So my first painting in the series was a leg of the table. Each leg will feature a different book, so far Esio Trot, James & the Giant Peach, and today's. I'm still thinking of what book I want on the 4th leg.
I still need to erase all the extra pencil all over.
Up next for Part 3...
Table Leg: James & the Giant Peach