Whoop whoop! The sunroom is done! While this isn’t the sunny summer post, with the sparkling lake and green trees in the background that I envisioned, I’m still bringing you on the tour, because I don’t want to leave you hanging til May. I planned on waiting til after Christmas to share this, mainly because it was really hard to shoot around my Christmas tree and I had to take down all my decorations in here. BUT, we’ve been snowed in for the last two days, and boredom has set in, so this post is officially brought to you by the polar vortex…
I carefully set up my tripod and shot all these photos with the snow storm raging in the background, put all my stuff away, put the Christmas decorations back up and the sun promptly came out. Gah! I raced around pulling everything down again and managed to snap a few blurry shots with the sun shining, after all it’s a sunroom! So, welcome to the semi-blizzard, semi-sunny blurry photo, Christmas decor avoiding, cabin fever, TADA the sunroom is done post!
I know it’s hard to get a good sense of the space because I couldn’t get full shots with my tree in the way, but I promise come spring time I’ll do it better justice. It still feels weird to actually hang out in this room, it has been such a long time coming! We have been enjoying lots of weekend Uno tournaments in here, which little man always inexplicably wins…
It took a lot of convincing to get the Mr. on board with this project. Weeks of me casually slipping into conversation…
“Gee if we had a sunroom, we could be sitting in there right now, you know, enjoying the sun and stuff”
Or “Man, a rooftop deck would be nice right about now, am I right??” You know just little subtle clever things like that…
The poor man, he finally gave in just so he could have a moments peace! Don’t feel too bad for him though, he readily admits building this was one of the best decisions ever (2nd to marrying me of course!).
It feels like our house is complete now, just imagine our house saying “you complete me!’ in a Dr. Evil voice and you get the picture.
Speaking of complete – our Pottery Barn couch that had been backordered since June finally came! It was worth the wait I love the texture it brings to the room.
If you follow me on Instagram you may remember this little $15 flea market find from this summer, I took all your suggestions on colors to paint it, but in the end I went with white. I decided this room was going to be all blues and white, I love the light and crisp feeling it has.
Ok and can we talk about the gorgeousness that is the window seat cushion my mother in law slaved over?? She did such an amazing job, especially considering I was all “hey mom, can you help me make a sort of tufted french mattress thingy? with like a pipey edge thing on it? and like it has to be 14 feet long?” and yet somehow she saw right inside my brain and knew what I wanted! I will say my own two little hands tufted the whole thing, but my mother in law really saved me on sewing the rest. You know if I tried it myself it would have been duct taped together…
Several of you have asked me if there is any significance to the numbers on the baskets. I wish I could tell you they are all numbers with some cool sentimental value to them, but honestly they were the only numbers the hardware store had left. I sanded them to give them a vintage look and hot glued them to the baskets.
Oh and my lights! Aren’t they cool? They are from Barn Light Electric and I LOVE them! I’m planning on switching out a few more lights with some of their other fixtures down the road, they just add such a fun old cottage vibe.
I would show you photos of the outside too, except you know that whole -1 windchill, 2 feet of snow, polar vortex thing happening. So that will have to wait til May, I mean it has to stop snowing by then right? RIGHT?
Couch- Pottery Barn
Rug- West Elm
Cushion Fabric – Online Fabric Store
Pillows- One Kings Lane, Pottery Barn, HomeGoods, Target, Ikea (made them out of tea towels)
Flooring – Armstrong
Lamp – Birchlane
Lights- Barn Light Electric
Table – flea market