Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Loft...An Improvement

I figured it was time to provide an update on our loft as it stands now.  Way back when I talked about the new layout and changes we were going to make in the loft, it looked like this.  

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Well, after a little painter's tape and white paint I had in the garage, this happened.  

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  We moved the large brown shelf that housed Devin's record collection and some of my books into our master bedroom for my book and other stuff storage.  I wanted to streamline the record storage while at the same time combining the record storage with the turntables.  We ended up with this. 

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We used two IKEA Expedit shelves, a piece of wood and some IKEA Capita legs to create the turntable/record storage system.  We simply attached the legs to the bottom of the wood that we had stained a dark brown and sat it on the top of the Expedit shelf.  This allowed for space under the turntables for the components.  I recycled our existing IKEA Lack shelf above the station to place the speakers.  The speaker situation still needs a little TLC, possibly painting the speakers and definitely figuring out some cord management for the speaker wire.  It is a definite improvement thus far to the space.  

On the opposite side of the room, I used my drafting table to designate the creative zone with all of the art supplies.  It is still in desperate need of organization...baby steps.  

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I really love how the addition of the stripe added a little character to the space, especially since this will also be a play area for Vivienne.  I have plans to change the cover of the ottoman so that tan will be going away!  

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Like I said, baby steps.  It has gone from this...

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  to this...

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Yay! :)





  

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