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Monday, July 7, 2014

Here comes the sun (room) remix


Not gonna lie.  Totally sit in the sunroom and gaze with approval and love at the state of the backyard. There may be satisfied nodding and "mmm hmming" with accomplishment, as one does with a finished project. When one is alone. And isn't being asked a question. Sure.

I'm loving on that bold black and white so much, i brought into the sunroom using the same pillows, and one clearance blanket.  Talk about a deal and a steal.  Apropos of this room, in which everything was bought at a yard sale, a thrift store, or taken from the neighbor's trash.


That sofa frame right there?  Neighbors trash.  The scrolly arms were never my favorite, but one does not look a gift sofa in the mouth.  Much like the outdoor set, i think the bold stripe in the black and white modernizes the look.


If ever you wondered if you needed a skylight that opens, i assure you, you do.


Ahh, the things we do for our animals, like putting out tray tables so they can sit at the same level of the windows.

These white chairs are probably the best yard sale find ever at $12 a piece.  I had to pretend i didn't want them, as i watched the couple who arrived before us sitting in them.  I proclaimed to the boyfriend loudly "No, i think i'd rather have wicker." The couple looked at each other, clearly contemplating the same thing, and walked away.  SOLD to me.  Sometimes you have to play the game, sorry (not sorry) other couple.

If anyone would like to recover these cushions, though, i'd be more than happy to support that, lol.  I just pretty much ignore the faint plaid pattern.  That green damask throw is what i had on the sofa before, and was just not modern at all. But she's mighty soft.

Fake plant for the win!


We created this shelving niche in what was formerly the bathroom window.  That's right.  You could be in the sunroom and peek into the bathroom.  I mean, you'd be a total creeper, but you could do it.


Here's a better sense of what i'm talking about. This was the exterior wall (read: brick) with the window in the bathroom looking to the outside.  Dry walling totally changed this to a more finished and definitely brighter space.

A much nicer look.


Now when i sit out here nodding to myself, it's over the cohesion of these two spaces, with their bold black and white patterns, and lush and vibrant greens.

Talk about a before!  This was one of the first before and afters ever shared on the blog, a whopping 4 years ago. 


I thought we could all use a refresher on this, my favorite project, as i changed the room to reflect my style more.

Any readers from all those years ago remember this project? If so, thanks for sticking around.  Hope everyone had a relaxing holiday weekend.




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30 comments:

Rachel said...

Oh.my.gosh. I love your sunroom!! It is gorgeous! The wall color with the wood ceiling, what a beautiful combination! I like the black and white being added. It is such a crisp, clean look! I bet that's the kitties favorite room :)

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Chrissy @ Adventures in DIY said...

I love this little room! And that skylight that opens? Awesome!

House in the Heights said...

Wow, what a transformation! Where did you get the striped blanket? I LOVE it!

Crystelle Boutique said...

Oh my! The before is quite shocking... The after is simply gorgeous. I love the ceiling and the cute little niche!! :)
XoX, Crystelle
Crystelle Boutique

Jennifer Schmitz said...

wow your sun room looks so much better now. all of your accessories are so pretty and that skylight is very cool!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love this room! The colors are so great and I like how you brought the black into the room from the outside! That touch of green is also just right! I'm laughing about the TV tray in front of the window because I've done the same thing for my cat!
hugs, Linda

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

What a cute room! Love the ceiling!

Lisa said...

It's gogeous! seriously, it looks like a photo from a magazine! I love how the wood ceiling looks with the soft colors of the furniture and decor. Your chair story is hilarious! Whatever works to get the bargain! :)

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

You have done an amazing job! It looks so pretty! I would love to sit there and relax! Angie xo

The DIY Homegirl said...

Love the color combination! Very fresh and summery. Great job!

Cathy Carroll said...

What a beautiful room to be able to wile away the hours in. You did a great transformation - love it. Cathy

Bonnie said...

I love light too. It energizes and makes me so happy. You did a great job redecorating the room. Enjoy and be proud or yourself for a job well done.

familyhouseandacat said...

Oh my goodness, you are so funny! I love the story behind your white chairs! Your room looks amazing. I'll be following you! :)

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What charming sunroom! It's so light and bright and of course has a great view. And I love the contrast that the ceiling provides. You must love spending time here!

Suzan Sweatman said...

What a beautiful transformation - I laughed my head off with the " game" because I do that all the time - all's fair in ...........lol
I love the sofa - and think the scrolls are perfect actually!
Beautiful job!
xox

Fiercely Demure said...

That looks SO comfy!!! And the colors blend perfectly :)

What camera do you use for your photos? I love the quality of it -- I use a Canon T2i..

The Boston Lady said...

That looks terrific! Decorated with 'finds', my kind of shopping! Love the 'I think I prefer wicker' strategy too. A seasoned garage saler, I can tell. I think I want to be a cat and live in that room. It looks wonderful! Ann

The Charm of Home said...

That ceiling and skylight are wonderful.
Sherry

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Lisa @ Ameliorer la Vie said...

I never would have guessed that the items in the room were all thrifted/from the trash! The transformation looks great!

Kim said...

What a transformation! I love the pops of color you included with the throw pillows.
Thanks for stopping by Pinspired Home!

Shelia Dowd said...

I love this cozy sunroom - especially the skylight! Great job - If I had this room, I'd find a million excuses to stay in it!
Shelia @ House of Highlands

Abby at Just a Girl and Her Blog said...

Wow!! What a total transformation! Love the lighter, brighter look, and that ceiling is perfection. Thanks so much for sharing!

~Abby =)

Erica said...

Cute room!

Revi said...

I love a sun room, and yours is a great space! The ceiling is beautiful. :)

Susan Newbigging said...

Your sun room is gorgeous. I love that you remixed everything. Th rifting is definitely the way to go.

Michelle Morgan said...

your little sun porch looks awesome. the ceiling is my favorite part. you did a great job.