Sunday, March 27, 2011

Log cottage loft remodel

I always hesitate in which order to post redos, remodels, etc. Do I post the final product, which makes everything look so easy and effortless? Or do I show the uglies and hard work first?

First off this has been an off and on remodel process over the last 15 months. When we bought our log cottage we knew we wanted to open up this hallway to make another living space.

But we knew we would have to sacrifice this atrocity.

An underused storage room, with absolutely no natural light. So dark and gloomy. We really do have plenty of storage in our log cottage.....bye, bye , good riddance.

Now this is a start in the right direction.....:)

Two walls gone and new load bearing header being made. Check it out on the sawhorse. Gotta love our teenage son's room Xmas decor in the background.

Header up, 2x4's gone. Really can get a feel for the space of the new loft area.

But still lots to do:
Scrape ugly swirly ceiling
Paint and stain
Built-ins under eaves
Insulation under eaves
Install hand whitewashed pine flooring
New light fixtures and wiring
Shop for decor appropriate to space, especially a long narrow sofa

And a few months and tears later.....

Loft that's a real ahhhhhhhh.......

Couple of baseboards to place and let the decorating begin.....

Bright , simple space where there used to be a wasted dark storage room. Sofa....goodwill purchase....perfect and $60. Did I say perfect?

Favorite find for room. rug. Love it!

Here's a few more sweet things.

Upstairs log cottage......complete.

Thanks hubs!

1 comment:

  1. Hi! Nice post! I'm doing a similar project for a spare room in my house and I definitely got good ideas from your pictures. Thanks!

    PS. will update you on the progress of the room soon

    Kevin Akins -


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