Thursday, August 26, 2010

Second Story Starting Soon!

We have finally decided on how we are going to tackle our 2nd floor!  We have 3 bedrooms and one bathroom upstairs, including a spacious landing at the top of the stairs.  We have put this project off for a long time because we thought we would be tearing out ALL of the plaster and installing drywall.  Luckily, we decided to hire someone to repair and resurface the plaster, which is a huge relief!  Now, we just have to find someone reliable and fair, since we have had a long run with awful contractors.

At the back of the house, overlooking the garden, is a slanted ceiling, finished attic.  Now the last time it was updated was probably when I was an infant, so we have a fair share of work to do.  There is no light, unfinished & damaged flooring, and an awkward closet.
The Plan:
1. Clean up electrical & install recessed lighting to brighten up the space!
2. Touch up drywall and areas where A/C duct work was added. 
3. Replace window  (too many ladybugs made this area home last year!)
4. Paint ceiling and exposed spiral duct.
5. Paint the walls a warm neutral color and paint the paneling cream to mimic bead board.
6. Hire someone to finish the floors! (we did our fair share on the first level.)

 That's all I've got set in stone so far.  I'd like to build out one of the 2 small closets and create  a shelving system because the angle is really steep and goes from about 5 foot to 2 inches.  Furnishing this room could be tricky because of the short, slanted ceilings.

Here is some inspiration!

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