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This Librarian Decorated The Cupboard Under Her Stairs To Look Like "Harry Potter"

"What kid wouldn't want their own secret room?"

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When children's librarian Courtney Bonnet moved into a new Pennsylvania home with her family, she noticed a cupboard under the staircase.

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And, like any true Harry Potter fan, the mom of two immediately thought of the iconic cupboard under the stairs where Harry lived in the Dursley's house at 4 Privet Drive.

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To pay homage to her favorite book series, Bonnet transformed the space into a Harry Potter-themed room.

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"I first noticed it when we came to an open house last year but I wasn't crazy about the rest of the house," Bonnet told BuzzFeed.

"Our realtor brought us back again because my husband loved the house. He convinced me but only after agreeing I could turn the space into a Harry Potter–themed room."
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"Our realtor brought us back again because my husband loved the house. He convinced me but only after agreeing I could turn the space into a Harry Potter–themed room."

After moving in June, Bonnet used pages from the first Harry Potter installment as wallpaper and added other decorations inspired by the wizarding world.

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The project took her eight full days and nights to finish, but she'll continue to add to it as time goes on.

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"I just love Harry Potter and books and reading," she explained. "I am pretty crafty and handy around the house so I figured why not? What kid wouldn't want their own secret room?"

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The librarian said she used pages from books that had already been damaged for the wall paper; she didn't cut up or ruin any books that were in good condition.

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"[My two boys] love the room. They play hide-and-seek and their friends love to check it out when they come over," Bonnet said.

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"I want my kids to enjoy books and reading and see what an impact books can have on a person's life. This series really changed my life."

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"I look forward to reading the Harry Potter series to my boys in the cupboard."

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