(wow! these house posts have been a loong time coming!)
one of the things i really loved about our house when we first took a walk through
was the 3rd floor
two(!) rooms with full-height ceilings, good closet space
it was pretty much a blank slate.
(original mls listing photo)
i was anxious to get this space looking good right away-
especially as the larger room was to be the guest room
and my parents were visiting often to help with projects!
we bought paint the same day as our closing and my mom and i got to work…
although we had decent hardwood floors up there
they would have had to have been refinished
and it was cold.
i also wanted to be sure the space felt cozy and not that you were sleeping in the attic!
so we decided our major first-year expense would be to carpet the third floor and staircase.
remember those mid-century chairs?
my $10 score at our church fair a few years ago
i kept the green velvet upholstery and refinished the wood.
the chinoiserie lamp/table was my grama’s.
funky brass+ acrylic scalloped table lamp: goodwill
the trunk was my “hope chest” which my dad bought at brimfield in the 80’s
a few more detail shots
crocheted rocks photo: etsy in ikea frame
i still have a few more pictures to find frames for
but other than that, i love this cozy
(and a bit girly)