Movin' on up! Literally
My house dreams have come true, and we're going to move up to the attic, my favorite room in the house!
The attic started a little bit ugly, but with lots of potential. That's our strong suit--seeing potential. It's nice and big, and sounds so romantic and restful to get away and relax in a reading chair in the attic. So attic restoration began.
The journey from start to progress:
(Actually, imagine some smelly blue carpet on top of the hardwoods-- that's how it started.)
Refinishing the floors was a big improvement right off the bat, but then we did nothing else for 8 months. We wanted to keep it light and bright, so after a good amount of drywall patching, lots of caulk and repair, we painted all the blue sections a nice soft white. The still unpainted ceiling looks extra grimy in comparison, but we have other plans for it. Muahahaha!
I love cute sloped ceilings, but these are kindof horrible. There's this weird crosshatched-ish texturing that has been patched a million times, and you can see the lines where the panels are attached to the studs. But replacing the drywall would be so messy and a huge pain, so I'm thinking of a planked ceiling like this. And using plywood cut into strips hypothetically makes it a pretty inexpensive project. At this point, all of this is only theoretical. :)