Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Sitting Area

Finally getting these up to show you all!!!
This is the attic sitting area 
off the master bedroom.
It is located at the top
of the stairs.

I added this chest bought at 
an estate sale... great storage too.
It was painted yellow 
and I distressed it
by scraping off the yellow
with a razor blade 
to expose the green paint.

Behind you can see we added a 
cubby for storage.
I have the dresser on slides 
in case I need access.

The windows are odd being so high,
but I wanted to draw your eye up.
Turns out the length is the same
as standard tablecloths.
I bought these plaid
tablecloths from Kohl's
and added drapery ring 
clips on rods.
 This is my temporary way to furnish the space...using things I had in my home.
I want to add a love seat
here so it could be a movie area for 
my husband and I.

There is cable all set to 
add a little TV on the 
shelf across from the chair.
I got this braided round 
rug from an antique store,
but have decided I am going 
to do something different
and sell this one.  
Want it to be a little 
plainer....nice to live 
with it though.
Helped to make up my mind...
the shape is perfect though.   

 This is the future home for the TV.

 This is framed rice paper 
for a little art.
Stole the bench from 
the front porch.
 Made sure when planning 
this area that a standard 
love seat would fit 
across from TV.

I have my eye on an 
IKEA one that has a slipcover 
when my cash flow improves. 

 These french doors lead into the master bedroom.  I added 
linen drapes that 
look good from both sides.

Being in a bungalow,
I wanted to add more of a prairie
style door...found all the doors at 
a builders surplus store. 
 The other side has bookshelves 
to mirror the other side.

 Just added things I have for now, 
but lots of tweaking to come.  
I have so much 
more space with 
this renovation...feel like 
I moved and settling 
in all over again...

My goal now is to SIT 
in the SITTING area!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Heading Towards the Finish Line

5 days to tile bathroom

5 days to trim out window and hang doors

4 days of cauking, painting, and touch ups done 
by myself and my husband

3 days to carpet space

3 days of moving furniture

We moved things up and now it is time to decorate...
lots to blog about...
Here is my messy sneak peak....

This remodel is making me feel like I have moved.  
All 5 of us in the family got a new bedroom space. 
I have been rotating furniture, repainting 
every bedroom on the lower level and moving closets.

This week a little stressful as I write 
all the final checks for the renovation 
and get my house back.  
Of course I am having a family birthday party 
for my son next weekend and 
have to work 4 days this week.

Good to have a deadline!

Photo taken by my 4 year old
 French doors that join sitting area to master bedroom.
Will be adding curtains inside for privacy and have room 
for fabric to rest on the wall.

painted vanity from home depot

 Carpet in and furniture loaded upstairs.

Thank God for heating pads!

 Slept here one night

 I will feature each space and all will start to make sense soon!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Drywalled...taking shape!

Drywall up after 
adding a foam insulation...
The stairs will be carpeted.

Sitting Area
Will also be a dressing area 
and place for a desk, 
love seat, and a tv.

 The half wall will 
also serve as a bookshelf.

 One entry way into master....
wanted to have sitting area and master
bedroom flow together.
Adding beautiful double
prairie style french doors.
I will add curtains for 
privacy/light control 
inside the bedroom.

Master bedroom

 Love the vaulted ceiling...
makes it feel more spacious

Features a pocket door for other 
entry point to bedroom

Made sense to do one here across 
from bathroom door
and close to my 
daughter's bedroom door

Bathroom...skylight coming

My Daughter's Room

 Bed Niche...little box niche
there to serve as a little nightstand.

Have been busy selecting tile, 
lighting, carpet, etc....

My husband and I are the 
painters so we have a busy 
week ahead after all the 
drywall is taped and sanded.

Very excited to be coming 
in the home stretch!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Attic Progress

New stairs...what an improvement!   
They were so shallow and steep before.

 You can see from this photo the 
change in the length.   
The stairs used to end where 
the old railing is now.

 When you come up the stairs you 
get to this landing area.

I am going to use this an an office 
and sitting area
right off the master bedroom.

This side area shown below will be 
where I put a desk. 
It also serves as a hallway. 
 This is the view looking
into the master bedroom.
I made the room big enough for 
2 dressers, 2 nightstands 
and a king size bed.
I wanted the sitting area to be sectioned 
off rather than incorporating 
it into the master

This opening for double french doors.
I want the sitting area to be 
as open as possible to
the master bedroom. 

The bed will go under the windows.

 I will add a light fixture over the 
bed in the 
vaulted ceiling area.

 The bathroom is across the hall.
We had to order a special toilet
that is installed out the back 
and not down because we are dealing 
with an old house.
They had to create a cavity for the plumbing...
going to add shelves for storage on the ledge.
 This is a niche for towel storage.
I also have more room for storage at 
the end of the tub.
I am tempted to use this as a little seat
for tub supervision
with my preschooler.

 Planning to add a 48" wide vanity here 
with side lights.
Just picked up a cool mirror from 
a garage sale
for the bathroom. 

This is my daughter's future room.   
Made the window seat deep enough to 
accomodate twin mattress.

 This is a walk in closet for her room.
 This corner where the ladder is 
will fit a full size bed perfectly!
Installed an electric box so I can hang 
a mini vintage pendent next to her bed.  

 This is looking out of her room out into
the hallway area.
 This is the hallway/office area.  
This will remain a half wall
to keep it open.

 We had a furnace installed, plumbing all done, 
electric roughed in.
Next is foam insulation and drywall.
Then my husband will be painting 
to save a bit of money.

Busy looking for the flooring and 
finalizing all my lighting.

Will post more as we go though the process...
feel very lucky and excited 
to be doing this project!