Our weekly excitement over every little achievement up there did not translate so well to others. The space is out of sight and out of mind for us and so we really have to plan when we will head up there and have a look. There was so much plastering and taping of odd angles that I think we got bored and tried not thinking about it as much as possible. Until people asked us how it was going, remembering our excited chatter about creating this new wonderful space in our house. The mudding and joins now complete and the plaster finally put away, Chris has now happily embarked on the painting. It is getting very white now and clean. It is very clean really.
We reclaimed all of the old wood trim, doors and window frames, sanding it all down and fixing it up where needed and finishing it all off with a few good coats of white paint. The floors were in pretty good shape, so we just patched them here and there and gave them lots of paint as well.
|bad photo of the back of the attic where a little sink and a bar fridge will go|
|a longer view of the back half, with the sink on it's back|
|this is the front window where Chris built some storage under what will be a cosy day bed/ reading nook|
I know these photos are bad, but they are all I have from this special time. Looks like I took them with my iPod very late at night when my arm was shaky from painting all day...