My Book Reading Corner: Rattan Lounger

A little space in my home that I've been doing a tiny bit of work on is a "reading" corner. Ir's in the dining room and it's part of the wall I mentioned being a mud room kind of space a while back. I have the piece that is acting as a hideaway office of sorts. To the left of it I have baskets a coat rack and a mess of other things as this space is still coming together. On the other side I didn't have any ideas.

Until I came across this unique rattan lounger. It's petite in size, but the really neat part is the foot rest that slides in and out of the bottom. So it goes from cute rattan armchair to relaxing lounger.

Vintage rattan lounger

Vintage rattan lounger

I'm hoping to put shelves on this wall soon for books to help it function better as a reading corner. I recently put up these clipboards I picked up ages ago from the dollar store. I've got artwork created by my son and myself up here so he has a place to display his hobbies, too.

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And I had to add the globe. I'm far from someone you'd see having a house with a library so I thought it'd be a bit comical and fun to put the globe here.

You know what else is fun? FEATURES :)

There's a common thread with all these picks this week. I spotted something in each of these pictures that I also own. I started to notice the theme going through all the submissions so I had to go with it ;)

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  • We want you to participate! Hit up your local thrift stores, craigslist, yard sales, estate sales, side of the road, anything! Thrifty doesn’t necessarily mean from a thrift store. We want to see your good deals, wacky finds and treasures.

  • Don’t feel like you need to save those finds for Thursdays! Yes, features are shared on our blogs and Instagram on Thursdays, but we’re all checking in on (and using!) the hashtag all week long. So, when you see/find it, feel free to share it!

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The best part? There are 4 regular posts to check out every Thursday! Yup, you’ve got more thrift scores to look at. I know you’re not disappointed. Ha. Click on my beautiful cohost’s faces below to check out what they’ve scored and featured.

Thrift Score Thursday Brynne color

Thrift Score Thursday Cassie
Thrift Score Thursday Maggie


  1. that is too funny!!! and eclectic.leigh is one of my absolute favorite instagrammers! she is killin' it with her style!

  2. Oooooh girl! That chair is an INSANE score! SO unique! You've got to hold onto that one tightly! Love it!

  3. Love your chair, I must be very comfortable because of the knitting and the feather blanket. Reading book on this chair shall be great but you will easily fall asleep. Your room has the style of peaceful countryside. Thank you for sharing other posts.


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