We have a small, about 9 x 11 room upstairs that we really didn't use for anything. Small window, no closet. We used it to hold bookshelves, a filing cabinet and an old desk. We would retrieve things from there, but never actually use the room! Oh, and it had a little jut out where the old fireplace pipe went up through the wall. We put a bed in there during Christmas for guests so it was a little crowed!
The guy who makes my vision a reality!
He decided to tackle this while I had my leg in a cast, so I was NO help what-so-ever!
The ugly, green carpeting that I am slowly, but surely replacing!
Funky wall and pipe gone!
Window doubled in size! Look at the difference in the view! I have to hand it to Brian for doing this all himself! He cut it out, put in the header and replaced the window. I just shouted encouragement from downstairs! He also did all the wallboard, mudding and spackling, wiring and trim work. I painted the green, but he spayed the room and all the trim. He's quite nice to have around! I miss him!
I LOVE having the bigger window! It makes such a difference! You don't have to walk right up to the window to see out....much, much better!
I was able to help a bit with the wood floor. Picking pieces and laying them out, but again, Brian did most of the work!
I've had the color picked out for a couple of years, just waiting to use it somewhere! It's kind of a granny smith green.
We had two old, oak bookshelves that fit the wall pretty well. Brian took all the facing off and then worked at raising them up and trimming them out.
We liked the board and batten that we did before in Ashleigh's room that we decided to do it again. I use the term "we" loosely!!
The finished product!!!
Filled with books, magazines on the bottom shelves...need a label system..., photo boxes on the top and some fun goodies to fill it out!
A cute little desk, stolen from my daughter's room!
And a new filing cabinet from Home Decorators.
A big improvement and a room that we actually use now, even if it is just to sit in and admire the view!!!