INSIDE : See the step by step progression of taking a dull unused space and making it usable and fun with a simple Sun Room Redo project!
As I posted last week here our sun room was a dirty, unused, trash collecting place in our home. I decided to take on the challenge and brighten + lighten it up. Could I take it from dull to a place I actually like being in? I give you the new and improved Fun Sun Room Redo!
Just a quick refresher for those of you who didn’t see the before pictures. I give you… blah.
The kiddos and I have been actually playing in the Sun Room every day since I started some of the beautification process. It just seems lighter and happier, I can’t think of a better way to say it.
The first thing I did was decide the uses I wanted in our sun room. I wanted an area for the kiddos to use their sidewalk chalk. I wanted an area for adults to sit and have munchies + snacks. I wanted an area for kiddo #1 to ride her new tricycle and for kiddo #2 to play with his trucks. Space planning done, it was time to get to work.
First item on the list was wrapping my ugly mustard yellow swamp cooler like a lovely birthday present. For those of you who don’t live in a dry desert climate, swamp coolers are like the desert “air conditioning”.
The next piece of business sadly took way more of the week than I had thought it would. Painting the two doors and their associated trim moldings was a job. I could only paint during the kiddos naps and by the time they went to bed, it was too dark out there. BUT, wows. As everyone says, it’s amazing what a little paint can do to a space! Major improvement over the weird raspberry brown doors and trim.
Next, I wanted to try and eliminate the huge blank stucco walls so I made paper garland.