Friday, October 12, 2007

Redecorated Sunroom



My summer project was redecorating the sunroom. Here are the before and after photos. I didn't really start with a redecorating project in mind. I only wanted to get rid of the awful carpet that the dog kept chewing and pulling out so I decided to remove the carpet completely and just paint the floor until my husband got home from 6 months in Alaska. He mentioned getting new carpet in this room when he got home anyway.


So, I thought I'd try something whimsical and fun in here and decided on creamy and plum colored squares because believe it or not the purple went with the pillows and accessories I previously had in the room. After the carpet was gone and the plywood floor was sanded and I putting the paint on the floor I kept looking at the green walls and decided that now was the time to change the walls also... I keep looking at everyone's pretty rooms in the shabby cottage group that I belong to and decided that if I ever wanted to do "pink" the time to try it would be when my husband was hundreds of miles away working in Alaska.


So, I painted the walls pink and brought in a large book shelf from my sewing room, a quilt rack and some new pictures for the walls as well as new pillows for the sofa, painted a washstand that was also in the sewing room and I'm just about done. I haven't gotten curtains up yet because I am out of money currently, but I have curtains on the list and hope to get them before Molly and Meg come home for Thanksgiving vacation.


So that's my summer project!

4 comments:

Cottage said...

Kay, it looks fabulous!! And I just LOVE the Plum shade you picked for the floors, I have that same shade for my stair railing...which oddly enough no one ever notices it's plum.

I think you did a beautiful job on the sun room!

Melissa

Laurie said...

Kay what a transformation! It was beautiful before but now it's gorgeous. I love the shade of pink you chose. The pattern on the floor is wow! I can't find the words. You did a phenomenal job! What did your husband think? Is he back yet? I am sure he's going to love it, and I am sure you will both spend many happy evenings cuddled up in your new and improved sun room. I'm so happy for you!

Laurie

Erin~~The Classy Rabbit~~ said...

Hi Kay,

I just love your room! It's beautiful and the floor is fabulous!

Erin

TinaTx said...

Kay,
It looks great! I painted the floor in my dining room - everyone thought I was nuts, but I love it. (I did it dark red then sponged gold and black - hides the dog hair really well!) If I can ever muster the energy to move everything out of this office, I'm going to rip up the dirty, needs to be re-stretched carpet in here and paint this floor too!
Enjoy your new room!