Finally! FINALLY! My sunroom is done. For those of you who have been following this saga, I have a great sunroom that had become a storage room while we worked on other rooms in the house. Here's an embarrassing picture of the before:
You can read all about the before here. The plan was to turn this junk-filled room into a new project room for me. I wanted a place where I could spread out on a project table or on the floor, have a lots of storage for all of my supplies and tools yet still be a pretty place to sit with friends. After seeing inspiring pictures of calm rooms with beautiful neutral palettes, I decided that's the direction I wanted to go. After a few weeks, I changed my mind. The neutral palette just wasn't me. So, I started all over. The room has a neutral backdrop but I added color which is way more me. So, here is the new project room:
|The room has pretty french doors as you enter. You can see the concrete floors covered with a Pottery Barn rug I got for a steal last year. You can read more about the floors here.
|Some of these pictures may be a little dark because it was difficult to control the light in this bright room. You can see the work table I painted and talked about in any earlier post.
|My cousin had given me the old window that hangs on the wall. I'm using it as a dry-erase memo board. On the table in the corner is an antique gold scale my father used in his jewelry business.
|Here's a close up of the dry erase memo old window.
|This little old child's rocker sat in my parents' house as far back as I can remember. I think every kid in our whole extended family has sat in that rocker.
|This old cedar closet was from my parents and I think my grandmother before that. It was red and had a fake crackle finish. I painted it with a pale grayish white. I added a an old chippy clip holder to one door and some junk on top.
|I still need pillows for the bench next to the cedar closet but some lively quilts and throws add color right now.
|There is lots of storage in that cedar closet. I have 3 metal baskets on the top shelf and may add more later.
|Here's some of the junk on top of the cedar closet. There's a child's red rocker, an old soft drink crate I had hanging in my room as a kid and a metal red arrow I got on clearance from Sundance Catalog.
|I picked up this chippy clip at the Red Shed. It holds my inspiration photo.
|I still want lots of pillow for the bench but I can take my time to find just the right ones. I do like the bench recovered in drop cloth.
|I used another soft drink crate (in favorite color RED) to hold craft paints and glue. That idea is stolen straight from Funky Junk Interiors.
|My pal, Jennie, gave me this wooden slotted storage piece. I can put office supplies, magazines, paper, camera, or just about anything else in those cubbies.
|I love that this thing. It's just tons of cool storage. I put my new galvanized tote on top to store spray paints.
|I like the old paper labels still stuck on the side.
|This piece is really sturdy too. I could add cushions and it would be extra seating if needed.
|Back around next to the entry is the fireplace. On the wall next to it is a metal baking rack. It can hold more supplies if needed.
|On the mantel, I sat one of my favorite green shelves. I like the shape, color and the chipped worn finish of this shelf. In the future I can add decorative elements or perhaps a row of buckets or other containers to hold more supplies.
|I just love this shelf.
|Did I mention that I love this shelf?
|Yep, another shot of that shelf.
|Some of you saw the blue and white material I had placed under the glass on the project table. I replaced that with drop cloth and painted two red stripes on the drop cloth.
|There's my awesome stool that I got here from a fellow blogger.
|Yes, that drop cloth is a bit wrinkled but 1) they will work themselves out eventually and 2) it will get covered up with photos, notes, etc. that will go under the glass over time.
|I added my big 2 ft. tall chippy white "G" I picked up at the local antique mall. There's also another jeweler's scale on top of the drawer unit.
|I'm lovin' this room.
|It's so me.
- one gallon of paint for the table an cedar closet: $25.00
- one piece of glass cut for the table: $30.00
- bar stool with the 3: $30.00
- huge galvanized tool tote: $20.00
- large G: $30.00
- drop cloth for recovering bench/put under glass on table: $10.00 (and there's a lot left)
- new Macbook Pro computer: priceless