Relaxing in the Sunroom

I hope everyone who got snow enjoyed a little snow day! I know we did here, we got about 5 inches of powdery snow so I took the opportunity to get some pictures of the Sunroom to share with you.

This Sunroom is hands down one of my favorite rooms in our new home here in Kentucky. One of the reasons I like it so much is because of the view, it feels like you are in a tree house!

BEFORE (picture taken this past August)

sunroom before makeover

The Sunroom leads out to the deck and has a cased opening over the kitchen sink (seen to the right).

sunroom before makeover

This is the view from the room looking back through the kitchen eating area into the Family room. All the floors had JUST been refinished prior to us buying the house… so thankful for that because they really are pretty!

sunroom before makeover

In addition to the green paint there were also some not very well covered up ceiling stains from a roof leak which has now been repaired. The first thing we did was apply a primer to the ceiling stains and paint the ceiling.

Also during this time we had all of the windows on the back of the house replaced, something like 25 windows! We would have liked to have replaced all of them, but the investment was quite substantial for just the back windows and they had the most issues. The back windows get hit with the afternoon sun and a lot of the seals on the original windows were broken, which allowed moisture in between the panes and gave them a foggy, dirty appearance. They did NOT look good…

broken window seals

In addition to the broken seals the original builder grade windows were just not very efficient. Particularly in the Sunroom which was hot in the summer and cool in the winter, not a good combination for our favorite room to have.

We chose a vertical style window in order to have an uninterrupted view and we could replace 2 windows with one unit, a HUGE savings in addition to being gorgeous!

The Sunroom is back in business just in time for Christmas!!

Stonington gray sunroom

The paint color is Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray (HC-170), it is a light gray / blue color.

I did choose to reinstall the original blinds, I really like the texture they bring to the room. I will replace them at some point, but for now they work perfectly. With our new windows I don’t have to close the blinds in the afternoon to keep the room from over heating… the only time I have to close them is to keep the sun out of my eyes!

This is such a cozy spot!

Stonington gray painted sunroom

I have two of these vintage stands I bought off of Craig’s List a couple of years ago, they are very versatile and adore them!

vintage iron and wood folding stand

This is another favorite piece of mine, I got it at auction, it has adjustable height iron legs and at one time had a hinged top to it. I added the marble piece to the center and now use it as a small side table, but I think it may have been a piano stool… if you have an idea of what it was originally please let me know!

vintage stool or stand with marble insert

The rug I purchased from Joss & Main, it’s thick, soft and just the perfect shade! I also bought the poufs from there too, they are indoor / outdoor so they can also be used for extra seating on the deck if need be.

updated sunroom painted gray

I found a great use for the extra Christmas balls we decided not to use on the tree this year…

Christmas balls used as table decoration

This is my favorite spot to relax, I get to look out into the tree tops! The vintage frames I originally had in my office with picture of past projects, but I changed out the photos for nature shots I took on vacations. I love looking at them and remembering the trips, easy instant art!

vintage frames with nature photos as art

I have finished the Family room too and will share that with you soon, but we just started the Dining Room, I’ll share a little sneak peak with you…

Navy Blue dining room sneak peak

No that’s not black, it’s navy blue and I am in L-O-V-E with the transformation! I’m hoping to finish the painting today!

I hope you liked my Sunroom makeover! I know I am enjoying relaxing in it and enjoying the fact that it is DONE!!

Thanks as always for stopping by…

Until next time!

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About Susan Sease

Hi, my name is Susan and I’m a furniture hoarder… whew, now that I have said that I feel so much better! Anyway, I started this whole furniture refinishing and blogging business in 2011 and I have LOVED every minute of it! It’s not “easy” by any means but it allows me to utilize my creative side and meet lots of wonderful people… it is seriously my dream occupation! I have been refinishing furniture for myself for over 20 years but never gave any thought to doing this for others until my kids had gotten to the point that they didn’t need me as much… sad but true! So now I’m a stay at home mom and wife who has decided that fixing up and painting furniture is so much more rewarding than vacuuming and grocery shopping… my house is never quite as clean as I would like for it to be and there is furniture everywhere… but I couldn’t be happier! I hope you can come along on this journey with me!

Posted on December 9, 2013, in Interior Spaces and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 29 Comments.

  1. Beautiful!! Ya’ll got snow, we got ice! Hope you all are doing well!

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  2. It turned out beautifully Susan! Sounds like you’re doing well!

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  3. Beautiful Susan! I love your sunroom.
    xx,
    Sherry

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  4. Your sunroom is gorgeous! Can’t wait to see the rest of the rooms.

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  5. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life

    Love your sun room, it is gorgeous. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  6. So pretty! I love the wall color, do you mind telling me what color/maker it is? Thank you!

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  7. LOVE LOVE your sunroom and I love the shades in there too!! What a beautiful color for your dining room…can’t wait to see more! Your newest follower…stop on by when you have a chance:)

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  8. Your sunroom looks gorgeous! I also love that NAVY wall. LOVE!

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  9. Your sunroom is absolutely beautiful. I love the rug. I would love for you to come and link this up to my Fall into Fall party going on right now. Hope to see you there. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com

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  10. Your sunroom is very pretty with the new (and efficient!) windows and lovely grey colour. The tall shelf is perfect and you have two of them, lucky you. Looking forward to seeing the dining room as I love navy.

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  11. Domestically Speaking

    LOVING that gray! So gorgeous and dreamy! I’m still on the search or the perfect gray to repaint all our common areas… adding that one to our list. I’m featuring your lovely sunroom in this week’s PoPP Spotlight.

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  12. Your sunroom is beautiful! I considered Stonington…my best friend has that color in her house and it’s gorgeous! Isn’t it amazing how a coat of paint can completely change the look of a room? Not that the green wasn’t super-fancy or anything. ;) Those blinds look great in your room now. Before you didn’t really even see them! Awesome.

    -andi

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  13. So pretty. Susan, your home is coming along beautifully! Still wish I would have met you sooner so I could have had a few pieces done by you!

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  14. Love, Love, Love! It is beautiful! Where did you get your couch? Is it Pottery Barn? I am looking for something similar but without the PB price.

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  15. Where did you get your couches that are in your sunroom. I have been looking everywhere for them.

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