Hello people! There is a story that I want to share with you all. It’s about my pet Molly who is going to be a big sister to a little human. Since Molly is going to become a sister, she surely needs a room of her own. That’s why I have decided to construct it for her.
Before the baby arrived, I had started making a room under stairs where nothing existed before. Since it was walled-in, I wasn’t sure about how much space is available or how great the room will look. But luckily, everything went as planned and I and Molly both are happy with the results.
You can scroll down to see how we have constructed the room.
Molly in her new, finished room
She is the best wee dog who had been very spoiled up to this point, so we didn’t want her to feel less important when the baby arrived!
And here is the proud big sister with baby Catelyn!
Starting point… I thought there might be dead space behind the stairs, but wasn’t sure. Trying to sneak a look
If it was going to work I also needed to move the wiring for the house alarm system. Decided to update the kitchen at the same time, by adding tongue & groove panels
Space cut out… I can now see what space we have to play with
Bigger than I thought, around 4 square meters
Most importantly… don’t want Molly to be scared of the space, so in for an early look. Definitely going to be big enough!
The door frame fitted in keeping with the internal joinery, the base of the frame kept in place as integral to support the staircase
Plasterboard fitted, starting to look like a room
In for a sniff and helping with the plastering/sealing
Feature wallpaper gives an idea of what’s coming next
View from inside the room
Colour changing mood lighting installed
Molly waiting patiently as I had to finish the tongue and groove outside her room first
Flooring goes down
And skirtings for the awkwardly shaped walls!
Molly still waiting patiently has taken the new couch in the meantime
So I bought her one for her new room
Finishing touches, photo frames, and luxury bed
Pictures of Molly at school with her friends
All moved in, proud as punch!
Posing in her new space
Loves the cozy corner
Finishing touches with her sign and personalized leash/harness hook
Luckily she likes her new home better than the one in the garden!