Jack created our new downstairs bedroom pretty much from scratch. This is what it looked like before he started.
With two rooms downstairs, he finished the big one for me as an office and yarn storage space. (There’s a blog called “His Square, White Heart” that describes that room, back a few months ago.) But then he began casting his eye on the second space….
Well, okay, so maybe I said something like, “What will we do with that smaller room at the back?” Anyway, the point is, he decided it would make a good bedroom. And it does. You can see how smart Jack was about finding all the crevices and getting the most storage space possible. For a hanging closet, we bought an old cedar wardrobe from our friends at Vintage on Main (a secondhand store a couple blocks up). The nice lady who worked there surprised me by putting in a couple of dresses she thought I’d like as a bonus!
So… behold Jack’s handiwork! (He and Bert decided to model for us.)
So the Bookstore goes on above us, and Jack and I have a little hideaway where we can read and relax. Jack still has his office and studio for recording his radio programs on the second floor, and I have my writing retreat downstairs. Soon the SECOND STORY CAFE will open in our former living room, and our second story storage space will turn into a proper functioning kitchen. Life is good!
Nice work, Jack! Looks lovely. One thought: Have you checked for radon? Radon gas can be mitigated if found, and it needs to be. We had to do this in our basement.
We visited yesterday and bought some books. My Joy was ecstatic to find an old C.S.Lewis volume. The kitties are adorable! I already have a large blg man named Alabaster! He’s a sweetie, too. Sorry we missed you and Nike!
Yes, Nike was too little to stay on her own and is with the catsitter. She’s running the place, apparently. She saw our black Lab Zora off her food plate a couple of days ago. I think she weighs as much as Zora’s ear!
You two are AWESOME!
It’s totally amazing what you made out of virtually nothing. Congratulations on your new space!
True genius and so cozy!!