Tuesday, January 7, 2014

This is what's up(stairs)...

Things are pretty insane around here.  Eli is busy coaching basketball - constantly - we hardly see him.  We're still recovering from the holidays.  Grady was sick all weekend with a fever, cough, & ear ache.  He also starts swimming lessons today...on one of the coldest days of the year.  In the middle of all of that, Dad & I are chipping away at the attic project...slowly!

We're "this" close to being done mudding the bedroom portion of the attic.  There are just a couple of small spots that need one final coat of mud & sanding.  Most of the surfaces in there have already been primed & painted BM Simply White, though!  I should be able to finish up painting the bedroom & closets tomorrow!

Here are a few quick Instagram (@reneestarzl) shots of what we've been up to...

Prime & paint on the walls - mud on the ceiling.

prime & paint

Painting barn lights in "Catalina Mist" by Krylon.

barn light

Ta-da!  (Cage is from Barn light Electric, barn light from Menards.)

barn light

Gathering some bedroom textile inspiration.

textile mood board

What's next?
  • finishing up the last coat of mud
  • prime & paint ceiling
  • hang lights (eek!)
  • hang paneling on window wall & paint
  • repeat above bullet points in landing
  • paint & install stair rails
  • paint floor
  • trim, trim, & more trim
  • closet systems
  • storage doors


  1. LOVE those doors. I can't wait to see the finished space!

    1. Thanks Megan! (I can't wait to see it finished either.) ;)

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