The Sunroom – Before and After Photos

This sunroom. THIS sunroom. Definitely the biggest transformation, thus far and a nice addition to our home’s value. This room was junked, dirty, unusable space. Like a lot of rooms in the house, the previous owner just let this one go to waste. We took the entire Summer to turn this room into a (partial) outdoor retreat for relaxing, playing, and the occasional glass of wine while we listen to Summer crickets chirp. Aaaahhh so relaxing…

Before…

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After…
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The cat really appreciates the new space. “Thanks, humans.”

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Party lights!

What was done:  Ripped up existing carpet squares, cleaned EVERYTHING, scrubbed and painted all door/window frames with oil-based “Rust-Oleum”, painted the floor and raised platform with Benjamin Moore’s “Revere Pewter” in eggshell (several coats).  New carpet, lanterns, and “party” globe lights from Target.  New chairs from Ace Hardware and new pillows from Pottery Barn and Etsy (all very discounted because end-of-Summer).

For the lower floor, I portioned out some paint and mixed “Skid-Tex” non-skid additive to give the floor some much-needed grip.  I’d never used a paint additive before and was worried about the texture, application, and usability but this stuff is awesome. It mixed thoroughly, applied evenly (with a roller) and now has a great texture to prevent slippage in wet weather.

 

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