The Attic Bedroom: Done

grlwprlsJune 25, 2013

Thanks, pbteen ;-)

And thanks to all of you for convincing me to go ahead and paint the ceiling aqua (and for sticking with the color my daughter picked out)

BEFORE:

DURING (at that moment when I thought..."oh, ummm...yikes!")

AFTER (yes, there are a few details to handle, but let's call it 98% done)

Desk Area (walnut elfa decor)

Bed Wall:

(there's a chair for reading that goes in this corner, but I have to get it out of storage)

At night:

And, from the second floor...it *does* sort of look like a swimming pool:

And it sort of reminds me of this picture from the British Library:

It wasn't exactly a super creative endeavor, just ordering the entire thing from pbteen as per my daughter's "heart's desire," but we did get to use a few things - some art from New Orleans and her ridiculously extensive Webkins collection (that she still likes).

The bathroom up there will be done in the next week or so. The shower up there hasn't been operational since we moved in, so I am excited to get it up and running.

Now we have two floors done - just need to get the floor that my husband and I share done.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
pugga

Wow! It looks great. Lucky girl to have that room. Everything she could want right at her fingertips. You'll probably never see her again.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 9:56AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ellendi

Great transformation. Your daughter will enjoy this room for many, many years to come.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 9:58AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bestyears

Wow is right! What a terrific space! Your daughter will surely love it...

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 10:07AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mtnrdredux_gw

You did a great job maximizing the space. My girls would KILL for a spiral staircase, LOL. Very cute.

I have to ask --- is that a cheese grater? And a toaster oven?

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 10:34AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lazy_gardens

I love the shelf of stuffed animals. A few would have looked strange, but jamming it full of them is strangely decorative.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 10:46AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
grlwprls

mtnrdredux,

Polymer clay. My daughter makes tiny food and other little treasures. You have to bake them and she's very responsible, so I let her keep the oven up there. The grater makes smaller bits of color that make it easier to blend into other colors.

The spiral staircase is cute (what with its big crystal ball) and it actually looks better with the new paint color. That Baby Diaper Green was not doing anything for the space. Honestly, the three wall colors that this house was painted when we bought it were, quite possibly, the ugliest colors I have ever seen! They are/were real energy suckers.

The staircase poses a real challenge for getting things into the room - thank goodness for elfa. And the Land of Nod Jenny Lind beds. I had a very tight dimension for the headboards. Typically, you could remove the window and hoist, but the PO who did this renovation clearly never thought ahead.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 10:53AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mtnrdredux_gw

ohhhh.... now i get it!

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 10:56AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
grlwprls

lazygardens,

It also hides the top track of the elfa system which, despite the track cover, I still find strangely unappealing. Luckily, for about 4 years, every time anyone bought my daughter something, they bought her a Webkins. What's interesting is that they all have names and a life story. I don't know how she keeps it all straight. I guess that's the power of the young brain!

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 10:57AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Bumblebeez SC Zone 7

So fantastic. If that were my room as a youth, I would never leave. Especially with my own toaster oven! Toast whenever I wanted it....
Mtnrd, you had me looking for the cheese grater, finally saw it!

The oven and grater are used in a variety of craft/art projects. last week I used the nesco roaster and the faberware electric skillet for art thingies.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 10:58AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
trailrunnerbiker

Charming start to finish. I have an attic reno but we did a lighter color on the ceiling than the walls..moved up one notch on the strip. I love the cool and classy look you achieved. It will serve her well till she is ready to move out ! You did great. c

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 11:03AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
joaniepoanie

Perfect room for a young girl...you did a great job....love the colors!

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 11:27AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lizzie_grow

The room is just wonderful!

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 11:46AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
cat_mom

I LOVE it! What a fun and vibrant space!! The bedding is gorgeous, BTW. :)

I am sure I missed a paint color thread--what color did you use on the walls/ceiling? We just painted our spare/storage/exercise bike room aqua/Robin's egg/muted Tiffany Blue....BM's Antiguan Sky. I love how cheery, yet soothing that color is.

I hope your daughter enjoys her new space!!!

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 11:53AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Pipdog

such a cozy space! are those Jenny Lind beds? And i love that she has a toaster oven up there for some late night hunger cravings...

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 12:03PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
natesgram

It looks like it belongs in the Pottery barn magazine. Love the bed and bedding. Looks like it's definitely a room she will like for a long time.

My daughter started a collection of My Little Ponies when she was about 8 and restarted collecting again at age 30. She now has over a thousand. I hope your daughter will hang on to her Webkins, you never know what they will mean later or their value.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 1:14PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
alex9179

My daughter picked out that same color! I was feeling the same way when we started. And, after we painted but before the furniture and rug were in, it glowed an unearthly blue from the door, LOL!

Love everything!

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 2:00PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
teacats

Wonderful room!

Cozy, fun -- with lots of storage too!

Very well done indeed! :)

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 2:25PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
tinan

It's gorgeous! Your daughter has great taste. The dark brown shelves look great with the wall color, love it.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 3:24PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
grlwprls

The wall color is SW Aqueduct. It is *bright*, but the stuff helps tremendously.

The beds are from Land of Nod's Jenny Lind collection. They are really comfy and look great. The finish on them is very nice. Plus, the delivery guys were angels. They didn't even blink at taking the beds up the staircase, and they were incredibly careful not to chip the finish as they did have to swing them out through the railings to make the turn at one point.

I was so thrilled when they came out with the black since my daughter had said no to the original colors in the collection: aqua (ironic!), raspberry, and white and I had very few choices for beds that would fit up there and didn't need boxsprings.

Thanks for all the positive feedback. All this *stuff* being out would drive me crazy, but my daughter craves being surrounded by all her things. I've finally just learned to accept and embrace that.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 3:55PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
nosoccermom

Very nice, and definitely the right decision to paint the ceiling the same color.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 4:40PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bronwynsmom

Thank you for giving us such a terrific example of what a good idea it is to wrap an oddly shaped room in one rich color - particularly a color that is a little bit related to sky.

It expands the whole volume of space wonderfully.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 4:49PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
loribee

Darling space!! :)

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 6:12AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
kswl2

Great job with the space planning, grlwprls--- the beds are wonderful and the black is so versatile. They look just right! The aqua color looks great with the other elements and is curiously soothing. Very thoughtful planning and a really nice result in what had to be a difficult project.... That staircase! It all looks great!!!

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 8:43AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Boopadaboo

Wow. What a lucky girl! I love it. I am ready to move in. :) fabulous job.....

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 9:50AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
cyn427

That is marvelous! Love the color and the way everything else in the room works with it. I would probably spend lots of time at the bottom of those stairs just gazing up. :)

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 9:57AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
noellabelle

Love it! What a fun and happy space for your daughter!

My oldest is almost 9, and she's been playing webkinz since she was 3...she's not as attached to them as she was, but there are probably 50 floating around the house still! : )

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 10:32AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
williamsem

Perfect! We have almost the same color in the powder room now, and the kitchen is one shade darker. Happy colors!

Looking forward to the bath.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 8:40PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
justgotabme

What an awesome teen room. I love it.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 9:18PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
gsciencechick

It really came out great!

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 9:31PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Happyladi

It looks great, I love the color! How old is your daughter

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 9:31PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Happyladi

Is that white square on the ceiling an electric plug? I think it would look goof if you painted it the same color as the ceiling.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 9:34PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
grlwprls

My daughter is 13, happyladi. The white square is a light switch. Since it works the light that lights the staircase, I think it's probably a good idea for it to stand out.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 6:24PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
WalnutCreek Zone 7b/8a

I want that room for myself! Love it! I believe I spied a vegetable peeler, too.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 7:09PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
grlwprls

Ha! No vegetable peeler, but don't give her any ideas LOL.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 8:13PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mrsmortarmixer

I love it and my daughters love it too! My youngest daughter Morgan thought those beds were hers for sure!

    Bookmark   June 28, 2013 at 12:37AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
scottiegee

That's a very pretty paint color! I think it turned out nicely. I don't know what your other chair looks like, but I think the white one by the stairs would look nice in the corner with a dark teal throw. Just my two cents' worth.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2013 at 7:35PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
dedtired

Love, love, love it. The aqua is perfect.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2013 at 9:00PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
firstlastbuild

I love your daughter's room. She is one lucky girl!

    Bookmark   June 29, 2013 at 10:39PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
marti8a

I love it! Those spiral stairs are wonderful. Probably not so great trying to get furniture up, but a really cool look.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2013 at 10:44PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
porkandham

Great job!!!

    Bookmark   June 29, 2013 at 10:59PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
nini804

I really love it...such a light, happy space! I bet she is so happy!

    Bookmark   June 30, 2013 at 5:33AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Best glass shower doors
Can someone recommend a good quality brand of glass...
sis2two
WWYD- Question regarding fireplace
We would like to update the look of our fireplace and...
Snbtwins
Carriage House garage door with clay siding.
Hubby is finally ready to replace the garage and walk...
lodalady
Width of light over vanity?
I am doing a budget renovation of the hall/company...
Susan Taylor Brown
Do you have a blog?
Not sure what the houzz rules are (snicker at myself...
the_foxes_pad
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™