Closet Reading Loft Reveal

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Today’s the day… the Closet Reading Loft Reveal! Yay! It’s going to be mainly pictures today and then I’ll be back later this week with the how-to tutorial. Seriously though, this project wasn’t hard and it was inexpensive. I’m so glad that we went ahead and decided to go for it. Our little man LOVES it and I catch him up there all the time.

*Updated to add: Here is the “How To Build a Reading Loft”.

Here’s a before/progress shot of where we were:

Closet organization in boys room

Here’s the DIY Closet Loft now…

This tutorial will show you how to build a DIY Reading Loft in the closet!

Kid Reading Loft in Closet

Inexpensive Closet Storage for a Kids Closet

Bright Kids Closet with reading Space in Loft

DIY Ladder with Closet Loft

Barn light in Closet loft space

Space printable for Boys room

Colorful pillows and bedding for reading loft

DIY Closet Loft for Kids Bedroom

Clothing Storage under Reading Loft

Closet loft in Kids Bedroom

Lego Storage on Built-in Shelves in Closet

Inexpensive toy Storage for Closet

Space Printable for Closet

Lego Storage in Closet

This tutorial will show you how to build a DIY Reading Loft in the closet!

So, what did you think? Pretty cool, right? Also, pretty colorful! Ha. Our little guy mentioned that he didn’t think it had enough color and I looked at him like he was crazy. lol. The good thing about the color is that it is really just the mattress pad and the pillows. They can all be changed really easily.

We are super happy with how the project turned out. I’ll be back later this week with details on how you can build one!

*Edited to add: See the complete building process here.

Linking up to:

All Things BoyDIY Sunday ShowcaseFound and ForagedYour Designs This TimeThe Makers, The Winthrop ChroniclesHome Stories A-Z, Hit Me With Your Best Shot, Outside the Box,  Work It Wednesday,  On Display ThursdayThink and Make ThursdayFry Sauce and GritsThe Inspiration Gallery, Creativity Unleashed – The Bold Abode, Remodelaholic, Whipperberry, The Creative CollectionTatertots and Jello, and Frugal Crafty Blog Hop.


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  1. says

    That came out great! I love the colors! So adorable. I really like the details like the little shelves on the bottom and that Neil Armstrong quote. I can’t wait to see the tutorial.

  2. says

    This turned out great! Love it. All the little details are perfect. I think G and I are on the same crazy train though, because I could totally see the back upper part of the wall being painted a bright green.
    Has he asked to sleep up there? I can totally see Alden “calling” this spot when we stay again =)

    • says

      Thanks Char! Ha. I think the color is just so primary that it’s not my thing. But, he LOVES it and the primary colors so that’s fine. You must love colors as well. I’m sure the boys will have fun it in!

  3. says

    So adorable! What a great idea… I would probably have to add a small railing because my two boys would likely wrestle each other right off the reading nook… but that’s a whole other story! Such a great use of space- sharing on my FB page!

  4. says

    This is so amazing Ashley! My hat’s off to you guys for dreaming this up and creating such a magical space! I would have died and gone to heaven for this as a kid and I still kind of want one in my house for me now :)

    • says

      Thanks Anna! The clothing bar before was a huge problem for us. He couldn’t pick out clothes (which was ok with me!) but that meant he couldn’t put his own laundry away either. It’s definitely a much better fit for us now.

    • says

      Our little guy is a rule follower and we have told him not to stand on the the loft and reach them. However, he can reach them at the height they are at if he did stand up. I can get them easily from the ground but I’m pretty tall. Hope that helps!

  5. says

    OMG! This is brilliant! No kid needs all that space for their clothes so why not make a fun place for them to hang out and read.


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