Before & After | Small Living Space

Monday, January 5, 2015

When we purchased this house 4 years ago, we had BIG plans for this tiny room.  But like many home projects go, something more pressing always came up.  So, last year when we found out we were expecting twins, we knew we'd need to give this room a face lift and one that would allow this small space to function with multiple purposes.  This room needed to act as our family tv room, and act as a guest room when needed, as well as grow into a play space for the twins.  That's a whole lot of function for such a small area.  So, in designing the space we knew it needed to be simple in
design, allowing to make the most of every square inch.
 We started by clearing out the room and taking down the drop ceiling.  Doesn't it remind you of those from your school classroom days?!
From there, pine tongue and groove boards were added to the ceiling adding height and exposing the wooden joists.

The same tongue and groove boards were installed onto the walls, using the opposite side as the ceiling boards, making the planks wider.
 A fresh coat of Benjamin Moore Simply White and there you go, a quick room makeover that was long overdue.
 Later this week I'll share more about how we turned this tiny room into our high functioning, multi-functional space... 


  1. Is this the room your Christmas tree was in?
    Love all the light the room gets and all the tongue and groove. ❤️

  2. This transformation is lovely. I really love the tongue and groove and what a clever idea to open up the ceiling and expose the beams - it really makes all the difference!

  3. Hi Michelle~
    I love the ceiling and the boards on the wall ~
    What a great idea ~
    The room looks so much bigger, just by opening the ceiling...
    Have a wonderful & peaceful day

  4. Love the ceiling, so pretty. Great remake.

  5. I'm blown away by the transformation! I never would have thought of some thing as simple and genius as your ceiling configuration, LOVE IT! :)

  6. Love the transformation, just wondering what you did about insulation in your attic after you raised and put paneling on top of the beams. It's such a fantastic idea to add more height to the space. I would love to do this in my home too. Thanks jenn

  7. Where did you get the hooks for the musical instruments?

  8. This looks so photogenic, The presentation is on point, I feel interior design office near me - barnandbasil have the same type of creative mindset and I feel like getting more of these lit posts.


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