Leanne Ford transformed her 1900 Pennsylvania attic with a 360-degree paint job


Instead, Leanne took the angled shape of the attic and added a sense of airiness by painting each surface the same creamy hue. “I’ve used Behr Crisp Linen on the floors, the ceiling, the moldings, the walls, the cabinets, the steps – everything,” she explains. “That’s why it looks so vast. Everyone has this misconception that the trim has to be a different color, and I actually like the opposite. This creates a nice light box.

BEFORE: The original cabinets had an orange tint.


AFTER: A Jeanneret armchair is painted white, like its surroundings. “Nothing is safe with me when the paint can is open,” admits Leanne.


Although Leanne didn’t usually paint historic wood, she felt her battered state gave her permission to play. Also, the hardware probably wasn’t high quality to begin with. “In those older houses, they would save the fancy wood for the main levels that people saw, and then gradually, as you get to the third floor, they would use the cheap wood,” he explains. she.

For the furniture, Erik asked for minimal vintage and lots of clean lines, so Leanne and her brother Steve designed a simple, straightforward desk using a blueprint they developed with Hart Tools. The unsightly desktop computer stores easily in the original cabinets, which Leanne has fitted with an outlet and a pull-out drawer, while seating options include a mid-century Jeanneret armchair and the chair of Jeannie Cane Booster from Leanne’s Crate & Barrel collaboration.


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