Sunday, January 10, 2010

My Daughters Attic Project...

My oldest bought her first house in September, she had been living in the house for almost 5 years. but until she bought it she was unable to do any remodeling. She always wanted to do something to the attic so she would have space to do her scrap booking and not have to do it on the dinning room table. So her project started. Here it is just storage,old drywall and unfinished hardwood floors. It had great bones just needed work... So down came the drywall, she did this herself...What a job, and what a mess...



This room is about 33 ft. long, 11 ft, wide and only about 5ft.10in. high right down the center. So with a table and her sitting down she will be quite comfortable working up there! With lots of room for her craft stuff...



Her father taught her how to hang the new insulation and away she went!!!





All decked out in her work gear!!! Cute look Colleen!!!




With the insulation up it was time for drywall...





This picture was even taken before her new windows were put in.



She hired this part out, Mike my friend Jeanie's husband is GREAT at drywall... What a job he did, it turned out wonderful!!!!









Then it was time to refinish the floors, so she rented a sander and away she went. What a dusty mess!!!
Finally the windows were put in, paint went on, moldings went up and it was time to decorate. She swore in September it would be done for her Chrismas Party, December 12 and it was!!! What a difference, she did a wonderful job and learned a lot in the process!!!




They put in extra wide window sills to put plants and whatever else she wants...



This was a really nice added touch, where there had once been old doors to get into the craw space of the attic, Tom made shelves on henges so they open but you can't tell they are doors. One of those Wasted Spaces Tricks!!!


Doesn't it look great!!!




Here is the other end of the room where the steps go downstairs. The shelves on the left do the same as the ones above... I love how the lanterns look on the rail around the steps. She found a cute shelf to put decorative stuff on going down the stairs at a yard sale last summer and painted it...




I think you can see in these pictures she used antique doorknobs as tiebacks for her curtains, each one is different on the two windows and they look really great!






I think this room was a wonderful idea and she will enjoy it for years to come...




GREAT JOB COLLEEN!!!






Have a good one,


Lynn

















4 comments:

Balisha said...

How clever and what a great finished room. Congrats to one clever girl. She must take after her Mom.
Balisha

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Lynn what a fantastic job she did and a wonderful idea. Turning what may have been unused space into a a private sanctuary. The swing shelves is just the neatest idea. Ditto, Great Job!

Lynn said...

Thanks ladies I worked by tail feathers off, I am glad its finally finished. I did get a lot of help but tried to do most ot it on my own.
Colleen ;)~

Darla said...

KUDOS to your daughter! What a determined woman she is..it looks wonderful..