Thursday, January 19, 2012

c a m d e n ' s    l o f t 

My plan of moving into the new shop this has been derailed. We have been hit with a huge snow and ice storm and I can't even get the car out of the driveway. I am trying to make the best of the situation by tackling some projects around my house that I have been meaning to finish. 

One project finally finished - Camden's loft bed.

We have some really funky architecture in our home. I guess it is typical for Victorian homes.
There are nooks and crannies that I have can't figure out what the original purpose was.
An example of this is Camden's closet. I assume that the closet used to have doors that went all way up to the top of the closet, it is pretty obvious that the doors she has on now are a 70's addition. 
My bedroom is on the other side of this closet so it is also possible that this was just a large opening to my room, who knows.

Anyway, for the longest time I had baskets up on top of the closet, not knowing what to do with the space. 
My mom suggested we make it a loft area. I loved that idea, and my dad built Camden a ladder last time they visited me. I was a little nervous about her playing up there without a rail, so I made one out of a full sized headboard with the legs cut off. I screwed it in tight, right to the closet frame and painted the ladder and rail with the same color as the trim in the room. 
Today I painted the walls and ceiling with chalkboard paint {Camden's idea} and it turned out sweet {I have a headache from the fumes}.

{view from the loft}

I still have small things to finish in her room. 

I am not a fan of the brass light fixtures or electrical outlets. But I will save these projects for another snow day.

Hopefully, this darn snow will melt so I can get to my shop and start working!