Okay, so I’m really going all out here by posting my attic and stack of coats/ blankets displaced from our basement by a flood. But I really want to win the Boost Your Roost Contest by HouseLogic that I found on Making It Lovely so the photos need to be posted somewhere. Fair warning, these aren’t pretty!
This shows our current access to the attic. Those stairs are so great, you can walk up and down them facing forward, not like the scary fold up stairs they sell now. They also have a huge spring that acts like a pulley making them very easy to get up and down despite their weight. We would replace these with a u-shaped staircase starting where the nearest end of the sofa is.
What’s that, you don’t see a sofa? Oh, that’s because for the past 3 months it has been our temporary storage for coats and blankets due to a basement flood that called for their immediate relocation. Also, take a peek at the gallery wall I re-created and have been unable to blog about due to the coats!
I’ve got windows saved up to replace these, much bigger and operable (for emergency egress) and will probably put some more little windows around it for fun and light. That file cabinet was left by the previous owner, but is old and operates like new, so I think I’d keep it and refinish it. You can see the stash of insulation that was saved from a job site, I’ve got stockpiles of stuff everywhere!
This is about 35′ to 40′ of attic space stretching to the west end of the house, you can barely see the window on the other end peeking out from behind the mound of stuff. I can assure you this looks like much more stuff than it really is. The massive pile to the left is made mostly out of old work desks left by the previous owner. So stuff is just piled on top. There’s some good stuff in there, glass door knobs, furniture from an old bank downtown, wood and metal chairs, artwork, empty frames etc. Believe me when I say that this pile barely scratches the surface of what used to be up here.
I know, I know. I do have the space on AutoCAD somewhere, but it must still be on the old computer. I wasn’t about to take the time to hook it back up and find it, I should be working right now as it is!! Anyway, it almost shows the potential of this space. I think there would also be closets on the outside of the bathroom wall as well, but couldn’t remember quite how much space there is.
And finally, if you’re still here, how about some pretty. I pulled together a quick inspiration board for how I want the space to feel. I’ve been saving some of these images for years. There are a couple of images of a white attic with glass walls dividing the interior spaces missing, maybe they are on the old computer too?
If this room is ever finished, I see lots of white, light, warm wood tones, some soft blues and oranges. The space will certainly have some mid-century furniture and a little industrial meets zen.
Okay, no more scary attic pics. Come visit me over here at the make:Tulsa blog today. And after looking at my round-up of studio inspiration over there, I really want to win the opportunity for this makeover! Not only will it drastically change my work life, but every morning, noon and night will be positively different, how exciting. So I’ll let you know if I make a finalist, and you’ll have to help me :)