Loft~ House Update (3rd Edition)

To see other rooms in our house that we've updated. Click HERE

Now for the Loft. This room was pretty easy to update. Just needed a little paint. I used a chocolate brown for the walls, and a light cream for the little nook, then just painted the banister black.

BEFORE

AFTER


I've actually done a little rearranging lately, so here is the UPDATED updated version :)










I'm pretty proud of this because I did it all by myself. I painted this built in bookshelf with the cream color I used in the nook. Then after that, I rubbed brown stain over the top and wiped it off, that way it gives it the antique look by leaving the dark stain in the cracks and creases. 


This loft actually doubles as Lily's room for now. Since there are only two rooms upstairs and the rest are in the basement, we decided to make Lily a bed closer to us. Once her and Oliver get a little older I will move them both down to the basement together. I've been working on their rooms downstairs.


We got this couch bed at IKEA, and it has been awesome!!!


And when I want it to be a couch I easily through her pillow and blanket into the storage area as seen in the picture below.

31 comments:

Rachel Cotterill said...

That's really stunning - distinctive enough to be interesting, but neutral enough to be timeless. I love it :)

Addison AND Crews Mama said...

Crystal! Beautiful! I love it!!!

Amanda said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your loft!!! And I REALLY love what you did with your bookshelf. For some reason I am SO SCARED to paint anything.... even a wall. I need to just dive in and do it! It will make a world of difference in my home if I'd just be brave and paint.

Kristina P. said...

I LOVE it. I love the rich chocolate brown. It looks so modern.

Ms Muffin said...

Oh my, am so jealous!!! What a pretty home!

Verena said...

Crystal, your loft looks very cozy. You did really a great job painting it! I love the brown for your walls.

Tara said...

looks so fabulous!!! i love it!

FourJedis said...

That looks fantastic! You did such a nice job... definitely deserve some leisure time in your cute loft (and that couch-bed looks incredibly cozy).

Darcie said...

It looks like such a warm and inviting loft space Crystal! Love it! You have done such a wonderful job with all your work.

Carrie said...

I love your cute loft. Great job on the stain. You should come over and help me find the right color to stain my jacked up banister. They added a piece later on. So we've got pretty antique stain...then plain wood!

The PWT said...

I love this! I so want to tackle some home projects but there's just so much on my plate right now. But it's definately rolling around in my mind! GREAT JOB!!!

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

Looks great! Love seeing your house updates.

Katie Lane said...

So pretty! What a bold choice of color but it really works, and that couch is awesome - I want one.

Thanks for the comment and follow! I look forward to getting to know you better as well :)

Ms. Mayra said...

Love it!! The decor adds a great final touch. =)

Daisygirl said...

I so love love love your house...I am so glad I got to see it in person! I love that deep chocolate brown it just pops!

Rebecca Jo said...

YIPEE! Glad you found me - so I could find you! Always love a new blog buddy!!!

That room is beautiful. I have an obsession with brown & any color with it... its such a classy color.

Lisa said...

Love the chocolate color on the walls. You did a great job...the bookshelf looks good too.

Young Wife said...

It looks great! Love the touches of green.

Adrienne said...

looks awesoem and the couch bed is very nice we have one similar in my son's room

Leslie said...

It looks great!!! you did an amazing job!!!! I love it!!! :)

Candace @ Candace Creations said...

That looks gorgeous! You did an AWESOME JOB! That is an awesome couch and I love the way you painted the bookshelf! The whole area just looks warm and cozy!

That one girl said...

Loving your updates! And, hi, ummm, can I have that built in?!?!

Frizzy and Bird said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. It's nice to have new visitors. I enjoyed reading about you and your life here. You're home is beautiful as is your family. Look forward to getting to know more about you.

The Empress said...

Love the brown with the green. One of my most peaceful color combos.

Very comfy and inviting. Looks so cozy and "snuggly."

You did a great job.

Salt said...

It is GORGEOUS! You guys did such an amazing job! I love the color scheme.

He & Me + 3 said...

Beautiful...I love the chocolate colored walls. So rich. Great coach too.

Jesse said...

It looks fantastic! What a great job you did!! =)

Style Attic said...

BRAVO!!! Mine looks like the before picture right now. Thanks for the inspiration that it CAN be done :)

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

I love it! It's so warm and inviting. And I am super impressed that you did it all by yourself!!

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

Looks great! I love your bookcase...I've been looking for a matching set like that for my living room. I'm also in the market for a sleeper sofa, but am finding that my idea of *reasonably prices* is vastly different from everyone elses! The closest two IKEAs to me are both 3 hours away, but I need to just rent a uHaul trailer and go!

Corine said...

Your house is ABSOLUTELY GEORGEOUS! Good job with the remodeling etc! :D

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