Hi, loves! Today I’m here to share the major progress we’re making in the sunroom. I can already feel that it’s going to be my favorite place to hang out ALL spring and summer and fall every year (too cold in the winter though).
This room is hands down what made us fall in love with this home. It’s the perfect place to sip a morning coffee or late night glass of wine. It’s a space to practice painting and open all the windows for a nice breeze. And we’re working to bring it to its full potential.
But first, a little reminder of where we started last spring! (click here for BEFORE pics)
This room was formerly an outdoor, second story porch. I know this because the previous owners left the original blue prints for us. Then, at some point, it was turned into a screened in porch.
We instantly knew it was a space we’d spend a lot of time in, but we wanted to really change up the vibe of the decor. The carpet had to go, we thought the bricks would be nice in white (something we eventually would like to do to the whole exterior!), and we envisioned string lights instead of these fans.
Fast forward nearly a year, and we’re making some really nice progress!
If you’re an old school blog reader, you know I used to be really into painting, and I even used my Etsy shop (selling a lot of paintings and art prints) to support myself for a couple years in my twenties while I transitioned my career. I made so many paintings, sometimes staying up till five or six in the morning to try to make money to pay our rent in those days. So as my career developed, I hit somewhat of a burnout phase and stopped painting for a long time. In recent years, I’ve been practicing, strictly for fun. It’s something I want to get more into, and I feel very inspired to have this new corner to set up!
Someone on Insta said it was like The Notebook…. into it!
The biggest change I want to make in this space now is that it needs WAY more plants. I want it to be a jungle in there. So I’ll be aggressively hunting this month for more, more, more! That’ll probably be my new weekend hobby.
The string lights are from West Elm last summer. We just got them hung this past week. The gold sconces are from Schoolhouse Electric (I love them).
If you want to learn more about painting brick, see here. We used a sprayer for this room.
I am still planning to update the paint color on the trim… we’ve got a pretty intense to-do list these next few months. We’re working to complete ten rooms by June!
These chairs are one of the two things that came with the house. I love them in this room, so this is their home. Maybe just need some cushions?
Well as you can see, we’ve come a long way, but we still have quite a bit to do. I’m happy we have a photoshoot deadline in June, though, because that means it will be complete to just LIVE LIFE IN for the rest of summer and autumn. What a nice thought! 🙂
Thanks for following along throughout this whole process! If you have Snapchat, my username is @elsielarson and I post random house updates almost every day over there. Have an amazing day! xx- Elsie
Credits//Author and Photography: Elsie Larson. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.