Converting a Closet into a Private Nook

I have a storage unit which was half full but still costs me the same each month. Then, I have a small apt. full of supplies I don't need till I need them, cluttering up my life.

I promised myself I would write more this year and so far, only one thing has made it to paper. The TV, kitchen, and computer are all distractions. So...

With a gimped up hand and way more time than I wanted it to take, I took all the supplies to storage and once again put my home in a state of upheaval, but it was so worth it!

I don't have any "steps or stages" photos, so this might end up a just a share. But it proves that you can do what I did with even a small space. I call it my reading, writing, thinking, and hiding room.

Total Time: 2 Days



  1. Clear out the entire room. This gives you a sense that the room is new and all your own.
  2. Fill the walls first, to avoid having to bend over chair and table.
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  4. Move in the crates and fill the books. Add your collection on top or inside if you are a lover of something else.
  5. Move in the chair to help you choose the best table for your supplies. If you are an artist, an easel/canvas and brushes, crafter with what you need to create.
  6. Decorate to please your own tastes. I am a lover of all things Alaskan and that means moose and bears. I also love teddies and tins so sometimes I can incorporate my collections with two things at tins with teddies or bears or moose, plates and wall hangings and more.
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  8. Create the space you love that is all your own.
  9. Now, as you can see by the main photo, I made this all in a closet just 4.5' by 6'.
  10. I hope this inspires someone to find a place you can close off the world and just be.

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May 20, 20160 found this helpful

Good idea!

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May 25, 20162 found this helpful

I have been a member of ThriftyFun for many, many years. I have never really commented. I love your posts Sandy. I find all your decorating ideas so inspirational. Every time I get my Thrifty Fun newsletters in and see a new post with your name it's like getting in a new magazine in the mail. I really look forward to it. I love your cozy hideaway.

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May 25, 20160 found this helpful

Well isn't that the sweetest thing to say. Thanks. Next is my balcony just as soon as it stops raining!! Sandi

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May 25, 20160 found this helpful

Wow, wish I had a 4 1/2' x 6' closet! Lots of possibilities

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May 25, 20160 found this helpful

Thanks. I love sitting in there and just being quiet or reading.


I wrote a short story last night and will be submitting it to the State Fair!

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May 30, 20160 found this helpful

So much fun and you can hide the mess be hide the door

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