|Project by Terry Burks||posted 08-01-2010 04:12 AM||10462 views||2 times favorited||16 comments|
Our house has 3 good size walk in attic spaces. One is filled with mechanical equipment (HVAC, water heaters, etc.), one I have outfitted for the storage and the third was unused. My wife had the idea of converting it into a playroom for our girls (12 and 7 years old). The biggest challenge was all of the drywall finishing and texturing since I have done little of this but after this project I’m feeling much more confident. I must admit that choosing a room with this many odd angles was probably not a good place to cut my teeth on drywalling. The space had two separate levels so naturally we had to add a slide for the girls. My favorite part of the project was the built in bookshelves and cabinets. I love doing that sort of built in finish work. We used simple carpet squares for flooring which will be great if any get damaged or stained. We ordered extras which we can use by just peeling up the damaged one and replacing it. I put a hidden bookshelf door on the entrance (see separate project) to add some intrique to the room. The last picture shows the before picture (Note the pre-existing round window). My girls just love it and so has everyone who has seen it. Nothing makes a project more satisfying than completing something for those you love.
-- Terry - Willis, Texas