The Third Floor

Our third floor is fabulous!  It has hardwood floors, beautiful decorative wood walls and a few other unique traits. 
Lately, we've been using this floor for storage, but not for long.
It's going to become my crafting floor!  I scrapbook, sew, paint, and create just about anything that my creative brain can think up.
This will be my Creation Station!

To Do List:
1. Knee walls- for storage
2. Carpet- This cuts down on the noise.
3. Electrical outlets
4. Windows- restore and insulate
5. Custom sewing nook and scrapbook island
6. Bedroom area- because a 5 bedroom house is just perfect

 I got a very big surprise this week, My Dad came to visit. Of all the projects around the house we was most excited to help with the third floor.

We started by building "knee walls" for storage along the slanted walls.
This will have a hidden door to stash away all the holiday decorations
Great idea Dad!

My Luna had to wear protective eye wear too.

The knee walls were covered with bead board to match the existing walls

My dad lined it up perfect.
Its seamless other than being new wood,
 you would think its been there all along

Now for the turret room. My Dad framed out a built-in bench.
Now when we watch the parades and fireworks up there we will have a great place to sit.

Luna by the framed bench.

Luna is our little manager.

The finished window bench.

Now for storage... Dave and my Dad framed a large area not just for storage but also to enclose the chimney.
This is going to provide room for all holiday decorations.

We used an extra door from the house, i love this because it looks like it has always been there.

Customizing the sewing nook was my Dad's idea. All the features will provide total organization.

More Framing for the bedroom nook.

Two book shelves went on each side.

The bed frame was built with drawers and two built in side tables.

Dave is the official saw guy
( I hate the saw)

I Love the nail gun though!

My scrap booking island started as a drawing on the floor

And it turned into a awesome workspace.

With tons of storage.

This little nook is for the computer and a cutting station.
I had an idea for paper organization.

So while the boys were busy i made paper trays.

This can sort the paper by color

Its works perfectly!

Over in the sewing nook my Dad built a desk
and a built in cabinet for fabric storage
(its on the left wall, not easy to see in this pic)

When we realized a roll of carpet wasn't coming up that narrow staircase
Someone suggested carpet tiles
Well.....My Dad could install those!

I learned allot working with my Dad on this project.

Its really starting to come together

With the carpet done we can move on to more paint
and lighting

Just a few weeks later
We are almost done
Just a few more finishing touches and we can move along to the next project

The sewing nook all painted and trimmed

This is a built in fabric display made from the top of a china cabinet
Ive always thought stacks of color full fabric are so pretty
maybe because i can see what they will become

The corner shelves i just had to have (thanks dad)
I think all the angles and cubbies up here really give it allot of interest
(again thanks dad that was a good idea)

This is the entrance to the third floor
Spencer is right next to the staircase
I think it needs a railing!

Cute seating area
The little door opens to storage for holiday decorations

My favorite part! The tea station

The little bedroom nook is complete with built in storage under the bed

The big storage area hidden behind the door is really convenient

The built in bench in the turret
The dogs love it in there

Photo storage and scrapbook supplies are on this wall

The computer corner / paper storage area

And Ta daaaaa
The scrapbook island
I'm so glad my dad made me think about where
everything needed to go i think this made it super organized
and everyone who knows me knows
"Everything has a place and everything in its place"

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