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The Happy Crazy House

remodeling and other family adventures

Whelp. Week 4 was a complete wash so in terms of posting, we are skipping and moving to week 5. There is so much going on in our house that I was not able to put together a cohesive post…sad face!! We are wrapping up as many projects as we can so that we can move up to the cabin for the summer without any unfinished business hanging over us.

So! Let’s get this going. As a recap on the previous One Room Challengeβ„’ – For Fall 2018 we focused on the β€˜bedroom’ portion of the attic and now we are on to the storage and closet. Maybe the bathroom the Fall 2019???

As a reminder here is where we started: Scary phone photo of the stairs leading up.  I did not even see this space until after we bought the house.

I roughed out a terrible drawing for Dave to follow. See πŸ‘‡πŸΌ

But the reality is ah-mazing.

Still a bunch of stuff to finish up: trim, paint, etc etc…….. Can’t wait to wrap this up.

You can check out all the other guest participants on the ORC website.
New posts go up every Thursday for 6 weeks.

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More work to share- the top storage for all our in season sports has been completed. A few more slats for the ceiling and this whole side of the room can be called βœ….

Our home is a 1930’s Cape and storage is at a premium- anything we can do to stretch every inch.

A pretty dark look up at stairs – but you can see Dave up there busy caulking away. You can even make out some of the texture that exploded all over πŸ˜‚

Below is the ultra elaborate freehand drawing that I did of how I wanted the wood closet to look.

And you can probably tell that it is supposed to be this πŸ‘‡πŸΌ wall unit. Right? You can’t even tell the difference. Hahahahahahaha. The top of the unit will butt up against the start of our slanted ceiling- this will give the clothing storage area the most height possible but also give some countertop space.

Let’s give a Heck Yeah! for getting to point where the fun stuff is finally happening.

You can check out all the other guest participants on the ORC website.
New posts go up every Thursday for 6 weeks.

One Room Challenge Week 2! The construction phase is soooooo boring to photograph – so apologies in advance. We did a bunch of work on the drywall and stairwell. I did NOT get a photo of the hole going downstairs when there was not a half wall. Mostly because it freaked me out.

But πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ once wall framing was done I felt a lot better.

The top of half wall on the opposite side is envisioned as a holding spot for the β€˜current’ sport bags. The girls are on the winter ski team and do ice skating year round. The bags and equipment can get bulky, so a designated spot would help us all out. Keep that stuff contained. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Behind that half wall and underneath the sporting goods storage is just empty space that we can use for even more storage.

The texturing on the walls was a doozy. Our stairs were covered. The texture gun had a bit of an issue and sprayed the whole thing down. Please note that the texture is barely done and I put a painting up 😏😏😏

More to come next week and hopefully better pics as we move out of the boring phase.

You can check out all the other guest participants on the ORC website.
New posts go up every Thursday for 6 weeks.

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It’s that time! We are diving into the girls closet for this
One Room Challengeβ„’. For the Fall 2018 ORC we focused on the ‘bedroom’ portion of the attic. Reason: time and desire to get the girls into their own space. Dave’s work schedule has always made home improvement a challenge for us, so we had to delay the closet and the bathroom. Once again we are up against a difficult schedule, so we are focusing on the closet for now.

As a reminder here is where we started: Scary phone photo of the stairs leading up.  I did not even see this space until after we bought the house.

ALLLLLLL the stuff the previous owner left behind.

The upstairs will house Jules (13) and Jane (8).  The girls will be sharing ~700 sq ft with their own bathroom.  I dropped some info into a room builder to play with layouts and I will start with this:

The bedroom side of the attic is complete and looks like this:

This chunk here is what we will be starting with. Thanks for following along!

You can check out all the other guest participants on the ORC website.
New posts go up every Thursday for 6 weeks.

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