Coffee Table to hold 150 CDs- Designed and built by Kim and Oceana

A coffee table to hold 150 CDs. Designed and built by Kim and Oceana.

A coffee table to hold 150 CDs. Designed and built by Kim and Oceana.

A coffee table to hold 150 CDs. Designed and built by Kim and Oceana

The pine fronts were finished with guitar volume knobs for pulls.

A coffee table to hold 150 CDs. Designed and built by Kim and Oceana

A coffee table to hold 150 CDs. Designed and built by Kim and Oceana

A coffee table to hold 150 CDs. Designed and built by Kim and Oceana

A coffee table to hold 150 CDs. Designed and built by Kim and Oceana

A coffee table to hold 150 CDs. Designed and built by Kim and Oceana

A coffee table to hold 150 CDs. Designed and built by Kim and Oceana

A coffee table to hold 150 CDs. Designed and built by Kim Hilliard and Oceana Rames

30 CDs per drawer

A coffee table to hold 150 CDs. Designed and built by Kim Hilliard and Oceana Rames

Oceana did the perfect corners!

Attic Renovation at Skiffs-Winter, 2001/2002

Planning

Sistering up the joists and  putting in the styrofoam thingy’s between the rafters…  I can safely say I never want to sister up a retro-fit again. Oceana is mirroring the sentiment, looking at me like, “did I really agree to go along with this?!”

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Sheetrock

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Collar ties and sheetrock

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More sheet rock. I don’t like to sheet rock, I have discovered….

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Even more sheet rock….

early bookshelves

Building the bookshelves. These are on wheels, and move out to access space behind the knee-wall for storage.

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Building the double- winding stairs. This was built into where the master bedroom closet was, and we had to move the wall to make the stairs wide enough. We also had to take over the coat closet.

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The second winder of the stairway. I designed and figured this out myself- I was pretty psyched how it all worked out.

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Mudding up the former coat closet door, and the entrance to the new stairs.

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Even more sheet rock…

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Finishing the floors with Polycrilic.

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More Polycrilic…

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Even more Polycrilic….

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Sparkley floor!

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The barn doors were put in to access the attic from the outside- now they are going to be glass sliders to a deck! Let the sunshine in!

I’m not sure why the finished photos are so small- I will try to find and upload the original files….

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Finished!

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Finished!

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Finished!

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Finished!

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Finished! The sky window was such a beautiful thing. Even though the house faced south, it was always very dark. This made life 1000% better.

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Finished! The sliders were so incredibly beautiful. The little door allows access to the knee-wall storage behind.

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My double-winding stairway! I was so happy with how FAB it turned out. Did I mention I’d never built a stairway before?! Did I mention I’m not really a carpenter?

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Look at the floor shine! The doors access storage behind the knee-wall. The ceiling is paint number 141, and the orange is Punjab Orange, sponged with 141.

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The bi-fold doors go to a closet on either side, and behind the closet is the recycled barn doors opening to more unfinished attic space

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It turned out soooo much more beautiful than when I pictured it before we started! I had no idea it would take much much longer than I’d planned, and those months were a bit rough… but the finished product was so worth it.

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Beauty.