Done, done, done, done, done! After a little window cleaning and paint touch-ups, we finished up the sun room this weekend. Surprisingly, we got the entire thing done in about a month (including a whirlwind wedding weekend and Eric traveling a week for work). Ironically, it’s the first room in the entire house that’s 100% done. You see where our priorities are. 🙂
As a reminder, here’s where we started. Giant spiderwebs, broken doors, disgusting carpet, mildew, broken window treatments, the works!
And here’s where we are today:
I even updated a few things, like these lanterns…
and this vase. It was just your basic glass vase, but I painted the inside with metallic gold spray paint.
It’s also functional for everyone in the family. Eric and I have a nice lounging spot. We can also entertain in the space and have a place to put drinks and snacks without grubby little fingers reaching it :). Matthew even has his own little space. We left the far corner empty-ish after seeing how much fun he had rolling balls, spinning in circles, and riding his car. The ottoman is empty now, but I anticipate it holding more toys. Under the table is a bin for balls and the most-played-with toys. In the cabinet drawers are things like bubbles and extra chalk.
It wasn’t just cosmetic work that needed done. We cleaned the gutters and fixed some flushing on the main roof that was directing water to the ceiling–creating a small drip inside. I also think we went through 3-4 tubes of caulk. On top of that, we had to thoroughly clean everything–the rail on the sliding door had at least 10 years of crud caked in it.
The best part about doing an outdoor space upgrade in July is that for the stores, Summer is already over, which means everything is heavily discounted. We picked up 5 new throw pillows–all 50-75% off. Even the patio plants were discounted as low as $1 at Lowes. We did splurge on the sectional, but it was totally worth it. 🙂
I have to admit, having this room done and accessorized just the way we want has taken it from “this is the house we live in” to “this is really starting to feel like our house.”