If you’ve been around for the process of our Attic Family Room Makeover, you know that it’s been SUCH a fun process! And you’ve seen sneak previews here and there of some of the finished areas of this space. But today I’m sharing the FULL REVEAL! You have no idea how excited I am to finally show you everything!
But before we get too far into this, I’ve got to give credit where it’s due. I was experiencing some crippling designers-block with this space and how to make the most of it. I knew this wide-open attic had SO MUCH POTENTIAL, but the sloped walls and dormers had me scratching my head for literally years.
And I only say literally when I actually mean it in a literal sense.
Here’s an overhead view to show you just how awkward a space it is.
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So naturally, reaching out to Modsy to help me visualize a few different floor plans and ideas made so much sense! Remember awhile back when they rendered up our space with their 3D modeling software to show different options and layouts (that post here)? This whole experience made me want to do this with every single room in our house.
I can make mood boards with pretty things until I’m blue in the face… but will the arm chair look too bulky in that corner? Will the tv stand look too modern next to the vintage sectional? There are some things you just can’t know until you pull the space together.
Doesn’t that ^^ look sooooo real?
Using different ideas from their original ideas from this post, we knocked out this room, one project at a time. Although I’ll add that there are a good amount of purchased things here too. (source list at the end of this post!)
Side note… can we talk about how happy my fiddle leaf fig looks in the pic above? He had a rough winter and lost many leaves. But this spring I repotted him and gave him a new lease on life, and my plant-mama heart is rejoicing!
Here’s a view of the attic from over by the stairs.
We knew we wanted to incorporate a table for games and eating, and this blonde wood table I found on the local for-sale page was perfect! This is the only corner of this room that didn’t have a major project involved!
As you turn to the left, you see the other little dormer nook that we made into a cozy reading nook with lots of plants to camouflage the fact that the window isn’t centered (which drives me completely nuts).
Here’s the view of this nook as rendered by Modsy!
If we continue turning to the left, we come to the bar cart corner! I had so much fun taking my Granny’s old crusty bar cart and making it something new and shiny again. I know she would love it!
I think the biggest wow factor of this attic family room is the barn doors! And we really built them just to hide all the storage in those closets, not expecting them to be such a showstopper! The tutorial for building the barn doors is here, and the tutorial (and video!) for installing them with the hardware is here!
This next pic is the best one I have of the doors, but it was taken before the bar area was added, so don’t be confused.
These doors slide so easy and are SO PRETTY!
Here’s a side by side view of our photograph next to Modsy’s rendering!
Adding a bar to that awkward jut-out was such a good idea for making that space look more intentional, not to mention useful! And all it took was a couple corbels and a slap o’ plywood! Full tutorial here.
Those sliding barn doors may be the obvious showstopper of this space, but this sectional will always have my heart.
We bought it on Craigslist for $90, and had it professionally reupholstered (details on that here) and I so SO love it.
Modsy nailed this!
Putting together this space has been SO MUCH FUN, and I’ve enjoyed all the little projects along the way. I love that we used a combination of purchased pieces, thrifted pieces, and things that we built with our own two hands. It makes this whole attic family room feel ‘gathered’ rather than ‘designed’. Just the way I like it!
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It’s SUCH a fun process and really gets your creative juices flowing for the space you’re getting ready to makeover!
Here are all the sources and tutorials for this whole space:
- Barn Doors (tutorial here)
- White scrolly end table (thrifted with makeover tutorial here)
- Turquoise Lamp (West Elm)
- Couch (vintage, and reupholstered… details in this post)
- Round knitted pillow (vintage)
- Green textured pillow (Wayfair)
- Fluffy White pillow (Hobby Lobby)
- Geometric navy pillow (Hobby Lobby)
- Crushed Velvet navy pillow (Hobby Lobby)
- Arm Lamp (Target)
- TV stand (Wayfair)
- Rug (Wayfair)
- Nesting Leaf Tables (tutorial here)
- Pouf (Wayfair)
- Orange Chair (discontinued from but here's a similar one)
- Table – (thrifted)
- Chairs (Article)
- Scrolly Table Centerpiece (tutorial here)
- Gold pendant light (Target)
- Hanging Planter (Target)
- Macrame hanging planter (World Market)
- White sheep skin (Ikea – discontinued)
- Basket – Hobby Lobby
- Pillows – Hobby Lobby
- Globe – thrifted
- Books – vintage
Bar cart corner
- Bar Cart – (vintage – tutorial here)
- Lamp – vintage
- Rug – Hobby Lobby
- Planter – Hobby Lobby
- Wooden Circle Tray – Target