Happy 4th of July everyone!
In today’s post I am going to share how we created a DIY Storage Room and Nook out of a space that really didn’t have a purpose! We live in a small farmhouse and we are always trying to carve out more space to accommodate our needs! Well this weekend, my hubby and I were hard at work creating a new storage space complete with a space saving pocket door, pine walls and a cozy little nook that will house my husbands many books!
This was the space at the bottom of our stairs…
This space was always an eye sore and we didn’t really know what to do with it! It is a fairly large space so we knew we could use it for something! We were initially worried that creating walls and making it into a closed in storage room would be to small to serve any purpose!
Well, we decide to go for it and I am thrilled that we did! Making it into a storage room actually turned out better than we thought and now it is a perfect storage room and cozy nook!!!
First things first, the pocket door. This was the first time ever putting in a pocket door ourselves and it was relatively painless and easy to do!
The pocket door frame is an adjustable one, as you adjust the size of it according to the size of door that you will be placing in it. Once we had this figured out, according to the instructions that it came with, we secured it in place by screwing it into the concrete floor and into the ceiling beam.
Once the pocket door was secure, we created a traditional wood frame for the remainder of the walls needed.
Once we secured the wood framing to the floor, ceiling beam and the pocket door frame, it was time to begin putting up the pine wood wall.
This pine board is tongue and groove there fore they all sit, one on top of the other, once measured. Each board is secured to the wall using a nail gun. We measured every piece before cutting because not all walls are straight and we didn’t want to waste any of the pine boards! Yes, it is tedious, but well worth it!
Once we completed the walls, it was time to add in the pocket door! This was interesting as you must hang the door on impossibly small bolts and secure it with a nut! Our eyes are not what they use to be but we got it done!
This was the end of day one!
Day two was all about completing the pine ceiling and trim in the cozy nook area. This process is the same process used to erect the pine wall, except for any strapping that you may need to add in to support the ceiling. We added horizontal strapping every 2 feet on the joists, to support the vertical pine ceiling.
We used rustic pine for the ceiling, which is also tongue and groove, again securing each piece with the nail gun! We chose not to finish the ceiling in the new storage room so we always have easy access to the wiring that goes to our electrical panel! We finished off with a pine trim around the edges for a cleaner look, and to hide the little imperfections in the cuts!
I added a little book shelf, large vase and colorful flowers, a picture of us, a lantern and a few leaf pictures on the walls.
This is now the view from our bed…
Project almost COMPLETE! This section doesn’t have the correct flooring as of yet, as we will be redoing our stairs! YAY! Another DIY post coming in the future!
Until my next post,