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Orange Swan
« on: May 13, 2012 08:36:37 PM »














I've just completed the renovations on my attic work room. I use the attic as an office, a sewing room and a studio all rolled into one. The attic is very large (20' x 14') and light and has a walkout on to the roof, where I intend to have a proper deck built eventually. It's an amazing space that I feel very fortunate to have. The two houses that are attached to mine do not: they have an unfinished crawl space with no windows that can only be reached by a trap door in the second floor ceiling. As a matter of fact, I would not have even bought this house if it didn't have this attic. I would have said, "The house has great bones, but there's no parking and it's right in front of a bus stop. Meh, I'll keep looking." But it was here, and it was a major selling point. A tradesman I once brought up to the attic exclaimed, "I would never let my wife see this room! She would want me to make her one like it at our house!"

The space itself was pretty easy to renovate, but I had a varied collection of motley and very utilitarian furniture, none of which matched anything else, and a lot of stuff to store — and no closets in which to put it. Given this the room was just never going to look designer perfect, but I did succeed in turning it into a pleasant and convenient place to work, and some of the various pieces look quite nice.

Check out my full set of before and after photos with commentary on my blog about the stuff I make!

http://modwardian.blogspot.ca/2014/02/swans-end-attic-before-and-after.html

I am gradually doing over my whole house, and have posted to Craftster before about some of the other finished areas:

the bathroom
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=317053.msg3650989#msg3650989

the living room
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=346156.msg4029213#msg4029213

and the basement apartment
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=360141.msg4222041#msg4222041
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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2012 01:01:52 AM »

Absolutely lovely. What a wonderful place to work. Love what you did to the chest of drawers...and that kitchen set? Wow. Lovely!
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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2012 06:07:05 AM »

Wow that is amazing!  Looks like a great space to work.
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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2012 04:11:50 PM »

lovely space,
I really love the chest of drawers.
is that your own work?
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Orange Swan
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2012 05:41:51 PM »

I decoupaged the poster on the chest of drawers and also painted the chest of drawers and replaced the hardware. If you're asking if the art work is mine, no, it isn't. It's a reproduction of Alphonse Mucha's painting "Summer", from 1890.  
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