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Katie

Turned attic storage space into two bedrooms for my kids. Did it all myself so it cost around $120 in paint and polyurethane, $15 in sandpaper for the floors, around $8 for spackle and wood filler, and $15 for trim. A couple of dollars for plastic to cut out polka dot templates. Used pieces of old sheet-rock to patch holes in the walls, so well under $200 for everything. Turned a closet into a little reading room. There are some before shots taken before I bought the house.

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rob176 wrote:
What is the name of the paint color on the wall? - What is the name of the paint color on the wall?
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fifa2018tim
what is the name of the paint colors on the walls please can you help thanks you
August 2, 2013 at 8:56pm   
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bamora01 wrote:
what is the size of your door? - Did you find it at Lowe's and and is the doorway more narrow than a typical frame? Thanks! P.s You have totally inspired me! Great space.
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cl845
Thanks. The door was already there, albeit in rough shape. I just sanded off the old finish and painted it. It is smaller than a regular door.
August 22, 2012 at 9:03pm   
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az3199 wrote:
Where is the chest from?
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Vikrant Sharma Homez
So grab some paint and Unleash the Painter in You . Good Luck .
July 31, 2012 at 10:46am   
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mysticmelody
great job, I absolutely love the chest... whimsical
June 4, 2013 at 10:12am   
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daea4lyfe wrote:
where did u get the mirror from
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chrispcnm wrote:
Insulation for attic renovation - How did you insulate your roof for the attic renovation? I've seen some people recommend not venting,and making a 'hot roof'. Did you do ventilation under the sides? Is it warm in winter?
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Todd Starner
I used spray foam on mine and yes it is now non ventilated. Stays nice all year in upstate NY.
November 9, 2012 at 5:56pm   
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kathykallner wrote:
Rug in your attic? - Where did you get this? Its adorable!
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cl845
Ikea. It was very cheap!
April 23, 2012 at 6:35pm   
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kathykallner
Thanks!
April 23, 2012 at 6:57pm   
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ingastar wrote:
Rug? - This space is amazing! I am so impressed! Would you consider sharing where you found this rug?
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The Shabby Nest
This is the IKEA Lusy Blom rug.
March 5, 2012 at 9:36pm   
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Carey Christiano wrote:
I have the same exact attic space. You did a great job and inspired me to do a makeover. My teen son lives up in my attic in both rooms. Love the colors and the clean open feel of these rooms.
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Emily Hurley
Carey, I'd LOVE to see photos of what you did with your space. This attic makeover is one of my favorite things on Houzz. :)
February 20, 2012 at 4:29pm   
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cl845
Wow. I posted this many weeks ago and forgot all about it. Used an email address that I never check. Just did this morning and so happy to see the responses! Glad you like it.
February 28, 2012 at 4:49am   
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yosistah wrote:
I second the question re: dimensions... - ...especially ceiling height and width along short edge of the space. Thanks for your help! (and while I'm at it: fantastic job! Has made me rethink a major reno of our attic space in favour of using what's already there!)
   Comment   October 20, 2013
Laurie Beadle wrote:
dimensions - how wide is this room (at widest point) and how tall are ceilings?
   Comment   August 30, 2013

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If you really want to make that secondhand dresser you bought look spiffy, go a step further than a coat of paint. Cover the drawers in wallpaper and, for heaven's sake, splurge on some nice pulls.
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Colorful Girls' Getaway in New YorkAFTER: Katie O'Hagan wanted to transform the attic in her Beacon, New York, home into a bright and cheerful space for her two daughters. "We had to move from a house they really loved into a relatively cramped space, so my main goal was to create rooms that would make them excited to move in," she says. Bright greens, yellows and oranges were chosen for their cheerful notes and ability to reflect the limited sunlight. Furniture with simple lines helps the rest of the room feel clean but not sparse. Since the beds have drawers tucked underneath, there's plenty of room for the girls' odds and ends.

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Category
Kids  
Style
Eclectic 
Location
New York 
Keywords
area rug · attic skylight · bed · desk · dresser · duvet · mirror · vaulted ceiling · wood floor · yellow
 
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