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« on: December 03, 2012 05:34:08 AM »

I have this odd corner of a room underneath the sloping roof, it used to be an attic, but it was converted into a room, the stairwell half blocked off this space and it had become a kind of library, very messy and very neglected..But with a beautiful round window..

so I decided to fix it up.

-I used some stick on lead and film to make this stained glass. It was entirely freehanded as I wanted it to look irregular. I am delighted with how it turned out!


-using inspiration from other projects on here, I created a rainbow of circles to echo the shape of the window
 
(hard to get a good pic of these because of the light from the window)

-the remaining bookshelf was a problem (I cut down the first one, to fit in a different corner), until I had a blinding flash of inspiration, It was too wide and sat slightly across the window, because of the low ceiling..So I cut the corner off and reversed it..it is a crude job, because I was only going to chop off the corner, but then it occurred to me to reverse it and screw it back on, brilliant!! (IMHO..lol)


-I took cupboard doors off (I left the hinges so that they can be easily put back on)...and i used scrapbooking papers to paper the shelves, these will act as home for a lamp, extra pilllows and quilts etc..i tie-dyed and made the quilt on the bed a long time ago, but I think the colours really work.


-the bed..I am actually most proud of the bed. I made it!..from scratch, it was not flatpack, but from proper lumber from a lumberyard. I cut it out and screwed it together. It was not difficult, plans from here http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-easy-low-waste-platform-bed/


- I had some wood left over so I made these little rollaway storage containers for underneath.


the whole thing..


and the before pictures!

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all in all, it was a very cheap transformation, most of what I needed, I already had. Except for the lumber for the bed and castors for the storage, they cost about $90 in total.

I still need to add some lighting and maybe a gauzy curtain at the foot of the bed, to give the illusion of privacy from the stairwell..

most of all the window gives me huge pleasure when the daylight comes in..it also looks magical at night from outside when it is lit up from inside
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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2012 05:39:12 AM »

What a fabulous transformation Edel  Grin I love that you built the bed from scratch!
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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2012 05:40:01 AM »

I would love to sleep or read in there!
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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2012 05:56:40 AM »

What a great makeover! Your new guest room looks so cozy and inviting.
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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2012 12:00:31 PM »

Great inspiration Edel. The window is awesome as is your quilt.
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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2012 12:14:03 PM »

aw..thanks guys..now you know where y'all will be sleeping when you come and visit!
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« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2012 08:22:26 AM »

It's amazing what you did with this small space.  You've made it warm and inviting.  I really love what you did with the window.
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« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2012 12:08:59 PM »

thanks hon...
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« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2012 03:28:35 AM »

So cool! I love your stained glass window! How do you do it? I want it Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2012 10:48:20 AM »

I bought the stuff years ago..I assume that you can still get it, it is light fast self-adhesive coloured films, cut them to size and stick on. The lead comes on a big roll and is also self-adhesive, so you edge the designs of the coloured parts with that.

the only trick is to make sure that you don't have 'islands' of floating colours, think of how you would cut glass if you were using pieces of glass, you cannot cut holes in it!!...

very easy though and effective
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