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Vibrant, Playful Girls' Bedroom

A neglected attic in a 1946 cottage is transformed into a fun and colorful sister's bedroom.
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An Attic Lacking Purpose

For years, carpenter David Cloak used the attic of his 1946 cottage as a space to store hand-me-downs. As daughters, Gaby and Channing, outgrew their first floor bedroom, the single dad decided to overhaul the neglected upstairs area into a stylish space to sleep and play.

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Three Spaces that Work

Gaby and Channing's bedroom is made up of three different zones: a sleeping space, an area to store books and toys, and a place for reading and clothing storage along the back wall. The light pink and blue accents are set against a dominant shade of periwinkle.

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Chalkboard Cabinets

Gaby and Channing have tons of books and toys, plus they love to draw and play games. To give them something fun and unique, David installed ready-made pine cabinets, painted the inside the same shade of periwinkle as the walls, and added chalkboard paint to the door fronts. While the cabinets are used primarily as book storage, pink plastic bins below serve as open storage for classic board games and plush toys.

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Keeping the Remodel a Surprise

David surprised his daughters by transforming the attic into a playful retreat. From playing games and reading books over dinner on a Friday night to doing homework after school, Gaby and Channing’s attic-turned-bedroom has ample space for the duo to spend as much time together as possible.

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