I'm going to embarrass myself today. Hopefully, I'll redeem myself in a few weeks. I am starting on my sunroom makeover. It's going to be quite a project as far as labor is involved but the cost will be next to nothing because I'm doing it myself with stuff I already have. So, let's begin. Just a warning...the photos in this post have not been re-touched, edited, airbrushed or enhanced. I'll just let you see it as it is.
Let's start with the good. The sunroom is going to become my project room. It is a beautiful room with two walls of windows, a fireplace and french doors. It's screaming with potential.
six huge windows
lovely french doors with antique glass knobs
pretty little fireplace and mantel
even has a little chandelier (although it needs some tweaking)
The new sunroom/project room will have some cool things it in like these:
Before I can make it pretty, I've got to fix the bad. The sunroom had nasty carpet in it. It came that way. So, first I will have to redo the floors. I'm going to continue the painted concrete floors into the sunroom and I'll probably show my version of a tutorial on that later. Right now, they look bad.
Since we've been working on the dining room, the entry and the den, we've had to move stuff around. When we didn't know where to put something, we just put it in the sunroom. We would say "let's just put it in the sunroom for now and we'll decide about it later." After awhile, the sunroom just became a storage area and it was ugly. I wish I could say I forgot to take pictures of it in it's before stage but I went ahead and took them. So, here's the ugly before (and please tell me you all have an embarrassing spot in your home like this too. Don't you have a spot where you just put your junk and close the door and hope nobody sees it? Is every room as perfect as it appears on our blogs? Now you know mine it isn't. Please tell me yours isn't too so I can feel better.)
By embarrassing myself by showing this, I am now motivated to make it pretty. So, that's what I'm working on the next few weeks. I'll clean, paint, recover, stain, re-arrange, redo, create, re-purpose and whatever else to make this my new project room. Guess what, I am not linking this post to any party, anywhere. Nope, I don't want to share this with thousands of people. I will post updates as I go along. Also, Jennie's been redoing her master bath and I have been nagging her to get me pictures. She's done some great things in that bath so hopefully she'll get me some pictures to post!