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attic guest room progress

Happy Monday to you.  We’ve been hard at work still getting the house back together nearly three weeks after finally getting our carpets installed.  Over the next few weeks, we’ll go room to room and see the progress, talk about what still needs to be done, and what the plan is to complete the spaces.  Today, we’ll start out with the third floor space.

before and progress

It’s been awhile since we discussed this space, so skim this post for a little refresher!  In that post, I showed you guys all of the dark before pictures as well as the plans for the renovation.  In the meantime, we’ve done a few big things.

Paint:  I painted the walls Benjamin Moore White Dove in their Aura paint with a Matte finish.  I talked in depth about why I choose White Dove here, but the short version is because it’s a warm white and with the northern facing windows and the lack of natural light, this space needed the warmth to brighten it up.

Carpet:  I choose textured grid pattern in a light sandy color which resembles sisal natural jute.  I love how the texture adds some interest, but the color is very nondescript.  The old carpet we had on the first floor was gray and the carpet we had on the second floor was caramel, so this color strikes a really great neutral balance that matches both warmer colors and cooler colors.

Furniture:  I moved in the big pieces of furniture into the space just to get a sense for how the room would be best laid out. If you’ll remember, I had two layout ideas, but in the end, I went with a third option which was originally suggested by one of you guys!  Here is my sketched layout putting the bed against the west wall in a little nook, reserving the open center space for a little lounge area, and creating a small office space in the window area.

attic layout 3

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My original plans for the new design had a small sofa, but since we’ve moved the bed location, I’m replacing the sofa with a set of club chairs.  Most of the other aspects of the design remain the same.

You can see that the sconces, the bed, and the paint are all already in the space!

attic product plans updated
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I still have a fair amount of work to do.  Here is the to-do list:

  1. Revamp the mid-century dressers I have to looked like the ones above
  2. Hang closet doors (sliding instead of bi-fold)
  3. Swap out the light fixture
  4. Procure club chairs
  5. Decorate the space with art, rug, textiles.

I’m still trucking forward with these plans.  Although the attic isn’t a huge priority room for us, I just feel like I want to get it done.  I know that after the baby, a lot of these projects will get pushed down on the list, so I’d like to get them all in order now.

In upcoming weeks, I’ll have the progress on the living room, dining room and nursery to show you!  I can’t wait to keep you all up to date on how things are moving along.