Getting Close Now! Attic - Before/After

June 04, 2017  •  1 Comment

 

I think I have said probably on every room, this room is my favorite but I really think the attic is, and is going to be my favorite.  This will be my office and my "creative" area.  I am so excited and cannot believe looking at the before pictures the difference.  I think this room has almost won the biggest transformation!  

Here is the before:

AtticAttic

My husband worked his butt off on this room.  Besides all the cracks that had to be repaired, as you can see there was damage to the ceiling and extensive damage to the chimney.  My husband repaired that and the ceiling and had to rebuild part of it.  He completed the walls, which included a lot of holes.  My goal in picking out the colors and figuring out this room was as with the rest of the rooms, freeing the natural light.  It doesn't have any freedom to bounce or to light up, it's just so dark and dreary.  

Here is the before and after:

The ceilings and front and back wall are painted white, the trim is bright white and the walls are Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter with white stencil and then sponge painted.  

On the other side of this is my office.  Here is the before and after:

The light that is able to come in now, is amazing!  This space is lit up nicely all day.  I had some reservations about the chalkboard wall but it looks amazing and is one of my favorite parts.  Here is a picture that was taken when we got it completed and prior to my scribbles!

and another full shot:

The doll was a doll I made and I made it for my grandmother.  The high chair was a high chair I had for my dolls when I was a little girl.  I'm real happy to have a place to display them again!

Here is a before shot of the window:

I remember very well taking this photograph.  I was blown away at the beautiful light coming in the window but it was hidden in darkness, like it was not free to light, if that makes sense.  The light was trapped in darkness as was the rest of the house.  I have mentioned feeling like this before but everything I have done in every room is try to maximize the available light.  This darkness just feels very sad to me!

Here is a after shot:

The darkness is gone!

I also wanted to point out that we found this wood ironing board in the storage part of the attic.  It was really old and was hand made.  The wood was regular plywood and I decided to use it for a painting table in this space and painted it green with spots!  

The door to the left of this I painted blue, or Maison Blanche Robins Egg blue, here is the before:

Attic Middle Room DoorAttic Middle Room Door

Here is the after:

I am still not too sure about the purple cabinet, but it's staying for now.  

The stairs are going to be quite epic and will be started next.  We move in a few weeks!  I think the cats are going to love this space!! :D

 

 

 

 


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Sue Joyce(non-registered)
Truly amazing Karen.
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