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Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Loft Is Finsihed & Ready :)



This post is going to be short on words
and long on photos. 
The loft is finished!
 I made these to cover some 
transparent storage bins. 
 I decoupaged the fabric to the bins.
 The joke was on me,
after I was finished with the loft . . .
 you can hardy see them anyway :)

At the very ends of the loft
I still had that pink scratchy insulation showing.
So I made these from plywood,
to reach into those tight corners and finish it.


This bookcase was a $5 find this summer.
It fit up there perfectly :)
Okay!   Let's go up . . .




From this . . .
To this :)

Our granddaughters are going to love it!

I know that when I was a kid,
I always dreamed of a tree house
or a club house . . .
I don't think kids have changed that much.
This will give them a cool hangout place
in Grandma's Art Barn.  

I hope you like it, too :)

Keep Smiling,
Your blogging sister,
Connie :)


68 comments:

  1. Hi dear Connie,
    Well, what a genius you are.. You are so inventive .. You have put a lot of love and hard work into making the loft for the grandchildren.. Its beautiful.
    I really love it.
    wishing you lots of happy days .. love val xxx

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    1. Hello Val, and welcome, it is so nice to see you. Thank you for your sweet comment. I'm not telling the girls about it, but will wait until their next visit and surprise them.

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  2. Granddaughters nothing! I'd love to sleep in a space like that. What a whimsical place you've created from that loft.

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    1. Hi Lorrie, I do hope that it will also turn into a place for extra company to sleep. That is company that can sleep all night without needing to go to the bathroom. That ladder might be tricky if you are half asleep going down. That cuts out the senior group of friends, like myself, LOL.

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  3. NOW...you are going to have lots of people visiting and not just the granddaughters.....hahahaha!!!

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    1. What night can I sign you up for?

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  4. Connie, that is so beautiful. Such a perfect place for your Grandaughters to hang out, I love it. The perfect place to start making some treasured memories.

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    1. Oh, I think that the girls will be so surprised and spend some fun times up there. I'm happy that you like it :)

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  5. I do! It looks amazing up there. I love the faux headboards with spindles nice touch!

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    1. Well, they served the purpose of fitting into those tight edges up there in the loft. I couldn't have that insulation sticking out when my granddaughters were up there. It was okay before for storage boxes but not of children :)

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  6. What a wonderful grandma to make a special place like that for your granddaughters! How often do you get to see them? Mine moved to Ohio and I only get to see them once a year. It still kills me. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. Well, it's not much different here. They come visit about twice a year and we go visit them about the same. This last year they were only here for a quick overnight on their way to a wedding, but hopefully now that Autumn is finished with school and will be getting vacation time and some weeks with four days off . . . they will come more often. The problem is that they live a good 11 to 12 hour drive away now. At least when they come visit, it will be filled with lovely memories of grandma and grandpa's new place in the country. There is much more room here for kids to run and play than our old house in a tight community. That loft will be good to have when we have company, too. At least young enough company that they can sleep all night without a potty break, LOL. That leaves our generation out :)

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  7. Connie - your grand-daughters are going to love it.
    I especially like the 'dream big' cushion too - it's lovely.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Hi there, thanks for visiting . . . I bought that cushion years ago at Walmart :)

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  8. Cute, cute, CUTE! I'm with Lorrie...I'd sleep up there too...but I gotta have my a fan :)

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    1. Hi Debby, i've already been thinking about that. I could put a clip-on fan on that railing :)

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  9. Connie, it is just perfect! It is so cozy! I would love to snuggle up in one of those beds. What a perfect place to get away from everybody and everything.

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    1. Yep, it's kind of a little cozy nest up there:) I'm delighted that you like it.

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  10. Oh the girls are going to love it! What a thoughtful gran you are!

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  11. wow, it's awesome. what a cozy little spot to hang out. you did a wonderful job with this.

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    1. Hello Ann, thank you. . . I had a lot of fun fixing this up . . . I'm not going to tell them about it, but let them be surprised :)

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  12. Yes, I love it too! Steve better behave or you will be moving in up there! LOL Your ladder turned out just darling and the boxes you covered the front too even if you can't see them. Is that a window behind the lamps? The grands will want to come and stay!!! Nancy

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    1. Hi Nancy, no there is no window up there. I was going to put a mirror up there to add more light and look more open, but when that shelf fit so well, it just seemed like it needed to be up there.

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  13. Fantastic transformation Connie! Love how you thought of everything! The family will love spending time up there.

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    1. I think that the girls will love it, why their Momma might even love going up there, too :)

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  14. Yay! It is so cozy and inviting!! I love everything about it! I see you painted the ladder...it looks great. All the little details are so sweet and your granddaughters are going to absolutely love it. I had a pillow just like the tan colored one with fringe. I just recently took it to consignment. I had it for years...:) Get some rest after all the work you put into the loft! Have a blessed Friday and weekend.

    Hugs, Vicky

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    1. Hi Vicky, well I know that you have heard the saying, "no rest for the wicked". well, I must be bad, because there has been a lot of work going on around here. This weekend we will be winterizing the boat and motor-home and spreading gravel out back. All that gravel, dirt and rocks that we dug out for the slab are piled up where I had the corn planted. I want to get it spread while we have our brother-in-laws backhoe. I think it will be a good drain field to set planter boxes on. We also want to dig post holes with it and put in a gate. You can not believe how many people pull into our driveway . . . it's like they think it a public road or something. It isn't even long so I don't get it and it drives Steve bananas. Do you think we will ever get done with these projects? Oh, and winter is coming . . . so we need to hustle.

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  15. Connie, how many creative bones do you have in your body? You did good!!

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    1. Hi Laurie, you are so sweet . . . I just have trouble standing still, I guess :)

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  16. It looks fabulous. Well done. I particularly love your patchwork of wall papers.

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    1. Thank you, those are sheets of scrapbook paper :)

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  17. This is so amazing! I love your posts...each one so unique. You truly make me happy when you share your thoughts, your ideas, your home! Thank you!!!

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    1. Well, aren't you just a sweet little thing, you have made my morning, thanks :)

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  18. Oh I am so sure they are going to just love this, you did a wonderful job on it, great way of refurbishing those shelves and like the painting on the ladder!

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    1. Thank you, Connie. You have that charismatic ability to make a person feel so good about what they have done . . . I'm delighted that you like my restored loft :)

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  19. Hi Connie! What a transformation!!! Yep, I imagine your granddaughters will love it and want to spend time with you in your crafty barn. I hope you have a great weekend. I'm hoping to get some things done around the house and do some blog visiting.

    Hugs,
    Kay

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    1. Hi Kay, My granddaughters love my Art Barn and always are ready to head out there for crafting with grandma . . . this little loft will be a new surprise and be likened to the cherry on top of an ice cream sundae :)

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  20. Oh my gosh. It looks like a real live doll house. Nicely done!

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  21. How fun!

    There is no way that the Coastal Commission would ever approve our turning our attic area into a room - we've already been informed! But, when/if I ever have grandchildren, I could still create a little nook in the attic.

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    1. It is a space that I know they will love . . . their own little hang out.
      I was sixty before I became a grandma:)

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  22. What fun! If I was kid I would definitely love staying in your loft. Your granddaughters are fortunately to have such a crafty and fun loving grandma.

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    1. You are so sweet. They always enjoy visiting, crafting and sewing with grandma, but this will be a surprise. When I transformed the barn into the my studio, I just thought of using the lofts for storage. Then I realized that I had plenty of storage space with one loft, that's when I started thinking about doing this with the other :) I'm sure that they will love going up there with a good book and getting cozy :)

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  23. Oh...what a fun place for your grandkids and for you too!
    ~Cindy

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    1. I have to admit that I had a lot of fun transforming that loft. I did it all on the cheap, too. We are planning on selling our boat and I had bought new bedding for it . . . no one wants other peoples bedding, so out it came and into the loft. those little lanterns were also on the boat and the rugs were from our old house. They just didn't ready fit this house and I had them stored. I think that the girls are going to love it :) Thanks for stopping by to visit:)

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  24. Connie, I almost missed this post. I absolutely love that loft. Love it !! You did an a fantastic job on it. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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    1. Hi Susie, I did get a little bit funky with all the colors and patterns, but I think it looks like a fun place . . . I'm sure that our granddaughters are going to love playing up there :)

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  25. Hi Connie, my blogging sister! You certainly have transformed that space into something very pretty and inviting - anyone would love it. What lucky girls your granddaughters are!

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    1. Oh, we have been blessed with a couple of sweetie pies and I want coming to visit grandpa and grandma to be filled with fun memories. I waited until I was sixty to be a grandma, so I want to make the most of it. We probably won't see them until next spring or summer, but it will be a surprise when they visit :)

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  26. Very cool place to hang out! I would have loved it. Be glad you did it while they are still young enough to enjoy it. they are going to have some special memories thanks to you!

    Cindy Bee

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    1. Hi Cindy, they have moved so far away that we won't be seeing them as much, but when they do come to visit, I want it to be very special. I also think that, that space will be nice for any over flow of over night company.

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  27. Connie, thanks for stopping by to say hello and introduce yourself! I love your loft! At first I thought you were on AirBnB! I've been on the hunt looking for some far away places to visit on a budget. AirBnB has some great getaways! Anyway, I enjoyed looking around your blog - you are so creative! Lucky granddaughters! I love that you have a site to teach guitar - how cool is that! Well, take care, and "see" you soon!

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    1. Hi Jodi, no I haven't opened my home to strangers . . . it sounds all well and good, but there are a few nuts out there. Maybe I watch too much Law & Order on TV, but it seems a little bit scary to me. My daughter has done it and feels good about her experiences, so good luck, I hope that your experience is nice like hers has been. This space is above my studio and will be used for family and close friends. I am happy that you like it.

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  28. Very cozy! I'm sure they will love it.

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    1. Yep, my pretty little butterflies came go up those stairs and find a cozy cocoon to play and relax in :)
      I'm delighted you like it.

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  29. Wow, I'm so impressed! This space is amazing and I know your granddaughters will love it. I would've loved to sleep in a space like that as a kid! It's like a cozy little secret hideaway. :-)

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    1. I think that they will love it. I remember some friends of my folks that lived in on a farm in Michigan. Us kids would all take a blanket and go up in the hay loft to sleep. It was wonderful . . . and has stuck in my memories for around 60 years :) Having a little spot that is just cozy, fun and different from home is something they will remember.

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  30. Oh my gosh, you did such an amazing job! I love every bit of it!!
    I wish I was little and could visit...heck, I'd love it at my age! ;)
    Amazing!
    Kimberley

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    1. Hi Kimberley, thank you for the visit. I have two lofts in my studio and was using them both for storage . . . all I had to do is be a better organizer and every fit into one, leaving me room to do this for the girls, and anyone else that needs a bed for the night :)

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  31. What a transformation! Love it. A great place for sleepovers, that's for sure!

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    1. Good Morning, it is lovely to get a visit from you and I'm very happy that you like this little sleep space :)

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  32. Hello dear Connie...oh my! How I would love to be your granddaughters...what a delightful little attic bedroom - I love it! And so beautifully decorated too...and with ever so much love by their grandma! {{Smiles}}
    I have always dreamed of having a loft or attic bedroom...a bit like Heidi!
    So lovely ''visiting'' with you this Thursday...blessings and hugs to you!

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    1. Thank you Kelly Anne, I have been watching this home and garden program on TV about people building tiny houses. When I saw what they were doing with tiny spaces, I knew that I wanted to do this for my granddaughters out in my Art barn loft :) They are special little girls.

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  33. All I can say is WOW! How do you keep coming up with so many fabulous ideas. I had no idea where you were going with your loft, but what an amazing job you did. Your granddaughters are not going to want to leave that space.

    Connie, it is always a pleasure to visit you. You always inspire me... always. Have a lovely weekend... :)

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    1. Good Morning Dee, it is always such a sweet pleasure to have you visit. I am delighted that you like what I did with the loft. My barn has two lofts, both the same size and if I organize things well, I do not need two, so this was a fun project. I think that the girls will love it, too.

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  34. LOVE. IT! Oh, Connie, it's just so cute and fun. Your grands are going to have delightful times up there. Your art barn is fabulous. You lucky girl!

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    1. I feel very blessed to have this space . . . it's a dream come true :)

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