Next chapter in the summerhouse renovations is the loft but that is one of my absolute favourite places!
It doesn't have a full loft height but oh it is so lovely and cost and this window offers view over the whole valley!
This is how the loft looked like before we changed it, covered in pine which made it very cosy but a little heavy and dark.
We loved the location of the bed, under the little window and decided to keep it there from the start but the space needed to become a bit lighter with paint and the difference is vast!
We also wanted to set up some sort of a cover for the water tank to make it “invisible”.
This bed was also here on the loft next to the banister but we took this downstairs to be used in the second bedroom.
Here you can see the banisters and there on the right you can see a little cabinet that was stuck to the floor.
Here the cabinet is even more visible, we decided to remove this storage and luckily the flooring underneath was whole, again we are so very thankful to the previous owners for their fine finishing’s!
Then it was time to paint paint paint.. but how everything brightened with a bit of white!
Look, what a difference!
The bed was painted white…
The father and son built a little wall to the left when you go up the stairs and a little light moving wall to hide the water tank. By doing this we gained some extra storage for more bed linens and sheets.
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Það er svolítið grágrænbrúnt einhvernveginn en varð ofsalega hlýlegt yfir gula furuna.
Here the loft is ready. This is a box mattress from IKEA but we simply removed the legs and covered it with brown foe leather cover. The pillows came with the house as well as the rug but that used to be located at the living room.
This little storage we bought second hand online but it fitted perfectly!
This space is considered to be an area for the kids, the drawers are filled with DVD’s and books and board games. The box mattress also works as a “sofa” as well as an extra sleeping space for one adult or a teenager!
All bed sheets and pillow cases were made at Volcano Design’s sewing room. They are now quite used to jump from clothes making to home ware which I truly appreciate!
Here we can see the beautiful bed next to the window: I LOVE this like I said! Young, fresh and oh so cosy!
The images on the wall we got online at a brilliant blog called Oh so lovely but she offers free printable’s. This we used in several places throughout the house!
The feathers in the frame are also from this brilliant page!
The basket here in front of the bed is for all the pillows and throws because I am such a sucker for everything that screams “Cosy time”! I got what I wanted!
Quality reading material: Bridget Jones… well of course!
This is how the floor looks from one end to the other. The little wall we built is a sort of a cover for the bed area as soon as you come upstairs. Firstly you see the extra “sofa bed” on the right and then you see the main sleeping area to the left.
We also but some old cartoons under the glass plate on top of the TV cabinet, just to emphasize slightly that this area is “meant for” the kids and teenagers.
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