I've found that my new spot for reading is in the keeping room.
It's close to the coffee pot,
just beside the laundry room,
and is in the heart of our home, the kitchen,
so it's the perfect spot to pull up the footstool and cozy up with a book.
There's been one problem.
I'm one of those that doesn't finish a book before starting another
and have several daily devotionals that I read, so there's clutter!
There is always a stack of books, my journal and pens cluttering up the table.
I needed a solution for keeping my books close by without all the mess
Crafted with wooden pegs, tapered legs and a basket weave seat,
this farmhouse style chair
is the perfect "book shelf" for the keeping room.
A hooked rug square was placed on the seat to help protect it from the weight of the books
and the colors just happen to go perfectly with the rooster hooked rug in this room.
Rather than stacking the books on the seat of the chair,
I decided to use this primitive box to hold the books and devotionals I'm currently reading.
My Bible fits just behind the box or it can hang on the side of the chair.
There is a drawer in the box too and is where I keep my journal and pens.
This chair has been tucked away for a long time so I'm glad to have found a good use for it.
From most views in the keeping room and kitchen it can't be seen but the books are close by when I'm ready for them. Who knew a little antique chair could be the solution to clutter!
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