Within a month or so of buying this home back in 1997, we poked our heads up through a 2 by 2 foot access in the ceiling of a closet and found that our very tall attic was open framed!! The center of the attic was 15 feet tall! I started right then spinning dreams of an attic bedroom with slanted ceilings like those I'd read about in The Little Princess and Anne of Green Gables.
We had a staircase built in 2000, Scott put in a floor the next year, but a job change put things on hold until we had dormers built along with our reroofing last year.
A shoulder injury compromised Scott's ability to frame and Sheetrock, so we hired a talented neighbor, Gordon, to do that for us.
As you can see we are done with walls and doors for the most part and I am decorating the suite in red and white. This cabinet hides our flat screen TV.
The highest point in the room is now 8 feet, but all the slopes require constant vigilance to keep from bumping one's head.
So when I saw this sign atTreasures antique mall I knew it would make the perfect joke. I just outlined it with red and white washi tape so it wouldn't get lost on the white wall.
It went directly to my friend Arlene's house for its makeover. Doesn't she do lovely work. Laura of Dear Lizzie fame once said Arlene is S'marvelous, I can't think of a better word to describe her, and we've been friends for more than forty years.
Today Scott is getting the tub installed, with the help of my son Ben, so maybe next week I can share the bathroom as well.
We are loving our larger master suite, it is 450 sf as opposed to our former master bedroom which was 225 sf!
Thanks for sharing my dream come true!!