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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Story Time Attic

Story Time Attic
From: HGTV.com

An unused attic playroom is transformed into a magical storybook playroom complete with felt illustrations.

Before:

Kids 6-year-old Abby and 3-year-old Alex Korman have a great secret attic playroom they almost never use. Abby, a young writer with heaps of imagination, would like to turn this drab room into a fantasy wonderland where she can write books and climb her own set of monkey bars. Little brother Alex just wants a place to play, along with a dinosaur or two. Interior designer Chelsea Norton transforms this modern attic space into a magical storybook palace and playroom on a budget of $1,100.
 
An empty, small attic space with a whimsical curved door frame will become the perfect playroom hideaway for these imaginative kids. The room has a peaked ceiling, two built-in desks and a closet. Dad wishes the space was more of a "Destination Room" for the kids. Mom wants to lose two back-to-back desks, and make a decor that can grow with the kids.

After:

Designer Chelsea Norton begins her storybook themed makeover of the attic by covering the walls in felt. Mom and dad create felt creatures and characters that can stick to walls and be used to illustrate stories. Dad transforms 6-year-old Abby's artwork into his and hers "book cover" closet doors.

Resources
fabric - Jo-Ann Fabrics
craft foam shapes (bee, star, sunflower, tulip, butterfly, snail, train), tissue paper, letters - A.C. Moore
 
Before:
 
 
The desk is a great built-in for this room, but isn't big enough for both kids and won't leave them room to grow as they get bigger.
After:
 
 
A new two person art desk with re-sizable seats is installed, and will 'grow' as the kids do. Carpenter Matt makes a fun set of monkey bars out of industrial pipes and pink and purple paint.

Resources
grundtal furnishings, vika table top and legs - Ikea
pipe fittings (monkey bars) - Home Depot

After:

Cutting the desk part off the built-in creates new storage to help tame the clutter of the kids' toys.

Resources
wheelbarrows - Target
window shades, helmets, hats, costumes - Ayers Variety & Hardware

After:

 
Designer Chelsea Norton assigns a "Kids Project"" to Alex and Abby to create papier mache stars that will 'twinkle' from a wire strung from the ceiling. The ceiling is also covered with felt and decorated like the sky.
 
From: hgtv.com

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