That super tall shelf was a free find on the curb from a few years ago. It looked ideal for our future Tiny House and look! Ryan put it up and it fits perfectly.
*Finding shelves that don't protrude too far into the space yet still hold more than just knickknacks is a real challenge.* This one fits the small chapter books just right.
We don't have a ceiling fan. Not needed. I removed the base from two fans and hooked them up to the loft railing. Pretty great!
We raised the couch! Cement blocks and two 2x10s and we now have storage underneath for tools and extra sheets and bedding. Nothing fancy! Thank you to Mom and Dad!, It was their idea when I said I was going to take a stroll through Ikea and see if I can makeshift some storage.
As you can see, I'm all about the free and the makeshift. To me it feels like a Found Objects Art Project. That's totally my thing. :)
Now when you sit on the couch you can look out the window and use the sill as a place to set a few things, making it Sully's favorite place to chill out. I'm pretty fond of it, too.
See the difference?
The couch (we call it the couch... ottoman/dresser thing) was so awkwardly low, now it's kinda awkwardly high but we have the benefit of the storage underneath so it's a win.
What do you think of the more "lived-in look"?
Now you can tell that a family of four actually lives in this space.
Pretty HOMEy if you ask me! :)