Our Attic Renovation: Before and After

We bought our little house a few years ago when we had one baby.

We loved it and it was the perfect fit for us.When I ws pregnant with our third, we decided to renovate our attic.

Our house was built in the 1920’s. The attic was basically untouched that entire time. It was

nearly impossible to get into as well. I had never been up there until renovations had started. It was

your typically old and creepy attic. We had a friend who was a builder do the renovations in record timing.

He was amazing and a big thanks goes out to him. He started the work when I was 33 weeks pregnant and

finished it when I was 39 weeks.

We didn’t live in our home during the majority of this

process. It would have been impossible to keep kids out of the mess and it wasn’t safe

with the dust and chemical exposure. I’m thankful that we had willing parents to let us

bunk at their house for awhile!

Here is the before picture of our dining room. Our builder took down this

wall, along with a closet and linen closet.




Here is the attic taking shape!


Our builder worked so hard.  Also, this summer was the hottest summer in years. It was nearly impossible

to take a breath in the attic because it was so hot.






The last week of renovations, our builder and my husband worked day and night. Literally.

I told my husband that I knew the baby would come very soon, so we panicked a bit.


We could not bring a newborn home to sawdust and plaster. The boys finished on a Friday. We spent the weekend cleaning up

and putting our house back together. We had two days of rest and then baby came the next day.

That whole time was extrememly difficult and a complete whirlwind. After it was all said and done, I’m so glad

that we did it. Our house feels like a new place!






In the end, we brought home this little guy to a newly renovated house.


12 thoughts on “Our Attic Renovation: Before and After

  1. Janae, your home is absolutely beautiful! Love all the white. You guys did such a great job on all of the renovations. Makes me excited to have my own home someday. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Oh my gosh! What an inspiring renovation, such a great way to take advantage of all the space in your house!

  3. Wow! My boyfriend and I live in a 1920’s home, too! We love our attic bedroom but definitely needs some painting done whenever. Our walls are all wood.. I always feel like I’m “at the lakehouse/cabin.” Our stairs are pretty steep, but we manage. I believe there has been only two other families that has lived in this home besides us.

    I love the renovation and yes, older homes definitely have some things you can work on. Your friend did a great job and I love the touches you did with it. This is making me want to paint our bedroom real soon!

  4. Janae,
    I just popped by via ABM. I am always a sucker for white rooms and your bedroom is just absolutely beautiful! Shew! What a relief to get it finished right before baby was born. I’m imagining you needed a few naps after all of that! : )

  5. Thanks Jean! Sounds like a cute house :) I know people in our neighborhood who have painted wood walls white and it turns out super pretty!! Good luck!

  6. Gorgeous renovation! I love the room and all the decor that you have incorporated into it. If you don’t mind me asking where did you get your bed frame? I’m looking for something similar for our bed as we get ready to move into our new house.

  7. @ S Davis We got it at Walmart online, I searched and searched for one and found it there. Hope that helps

  8. Wow I can’t believe how beautiful it turned out, and it looked soo creepy before lol.

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