Here it is. The last post about our remodel. It’s a little bonus attic room at the top of a ladder. Two twin beds laid out in an L-shape. Great for reading. Or storing guests.
Heating ducts needed to run through this room, so before building the casing that would hide them, we figured out measurements that would allow them to do double-duty as “headboards” for the beds.
We bought this mattress for both the beds because it arrives compressed. Which meant we could get it up the ladder. If we’d tried that with regular mattresses there would have been a lot of swearing. And zero success.
The bed covers are just canvas drop cloths. We wanted to keep this room very simple.
Installing a traditional wood floor wasn’t an option because we couldn’t get any machinery up the ladder. I started thinking about a painted floor after seeing a post on Door Sixteen about painted floors. Ultimately, we went with a whitewashed plywood floor. (The plywood “planks” are cut about 7.25” wide and spaced using a coin between each one. Then we used a mixture of 50% wall paint and 50% water to paint them and then sealed them with a clear coat.)
Amy John Headley is a landscape designer based in San Francisco.