Friday, January 30, 2009

The Big Sunroom Makeover Reveal!

Whooo-hoo!!! Today's the "Big Reveal" for the Sunroom Makeover!

Above is the before pic, and below are LOTS of afters!! :)
(And I'm apologizing for the icky quality of the pics, it's just so overcast outside!)

"After...." (click on pics to enlarge, if you wish :)
Hubby lovingly painted the sunroom in Duron's Tobacco Road.
I had heard so many amazing things about it from Nester and others on the web, that I had to try it out! I'll admit that I freaked out at first, then wondered if I should go down a step to Plantation Beige, but now we really love it!


The new white slipcovers, yea!
And pillows that I made myself!!



Y'all were so interested in my antique French key, I added some more pics! It is the key to my "secret garden"!! This is my "garden room" after all!! :)

It's hanging from an old scale!!

My newly spray-painted barn star!!







I love chalkboards, and these are some of my favorites!
The "menu" one below I got from JunkMarket tour at the Kane County Flea Market several years ago!
The menu hasn't changed in a couple years, it reminds me of the outdoor movie festivals we would host each year!!

My floral frog collection :)
The pillow fronts are the most gorgeous Martha Stewart Signature fabric. I got this as a remnant at a fabric store. There wasn't enough for the pillows, so I got some complementary sagey-mossy green fabric for the backs. It matches the "leaf" color in the fabric fronts, and also matches the distressed painted color of the coffee table and sisal rug border!


Look how the white is crisply set off by the rich neutral Tobacco Road paint color!

Sadie likes her "new room"! :) LOL






( We really wanted to put up bamboo roman shades as well, if you remember, but our windows would require a special order width, and since we plan to sell the house this year we decided to put that on hold. Painting was a LOT cheaper! )


I really hope that y'all like the makeover! We are enjoying it so much!!
Thanks for visiting :), leave me a little comment to say "hello"!!!

65 comments:

Mandi said...

Oh Stacey, it is just spectacular! I absolutely love everything about it, but that Pepsi bin is really great. The wall color really warms it up too. I can tell you really put a lot of thought into this room. Way to go!

DRI said...

LINDO!!LINDO!!SUA SALA SEU BLOG TUDO É PERFEITO....BOM FIM DE SEMANA BJINHOS :o)

Shilo said...

Beautiful, Stacey! You really know how to put it all together! So much fun to see!

Stacey said...

Wow I love it! The color on the walls made such a difference. You can see the great lines of the ceiling now so much more than before. I love all the furnishings and girl...that cloche on the scale is to die for!! I also love the garden table and all the goodies.

When the time comes that you are ready to sell, people will be drawn instantly to that room.

Thanks for sharing some springy inspiration. :)

southerninspiration said...

It looks perfect!! How are you ever going to leave it if you sell it??? Love all your special details! Great job!

Suzanne

Betsy said...

Can I come over and read right now. It really is just beautiful. Enjoy before you sell.

Imperfect said...

My goodness, I love it! This is the second person I've seen use Tobacco Road paint color. I have a friend that swears by it. Maybe the next time we paint we'll have to give it a try. It looks fabulous.

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

It looks so good! I just want to pour a glass of lemonade, sink into the couch and read a good book. It's absolutely perfect! The chalk board menu and the Pepsi crate...love! You did such a good job!

Tracy said...

It looks lovely, Stacey!

MeganSloan said...

Great job! Love the slip covers and the simple details. I especially like the chalk boards and antique scale/key combo.

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

It is beautiful! So crisp and bright. I love it!

~ Sarah

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

It looks really pretty! I love the white slipcovers! They look really good against that color. I tried that color in my family room and it didn't work for me - I'm thinking you need a room with lots of natural light cause it looks great in your sunroom!
Manuela

Momovthree said...

I think you did a fabulous job! I love the color and all the little touches. You must be really enjoying this room!
~Michelle

Lorri said...

I think it is wonderful and I love the paint! You did such a wonderful job with the decor. Great pictures, thanks for sharing.
Lorri

So blessed! said...

Oh So Pretty...so very, very pretty! What time is tea, my dear?

bec4 said...

Stacey--it looks fabulous! It is so fresh and comfy looking and the little details and extras add so much. Wonderful!

julie & joe said...

It looks beautiful!

Jenny S said...

So pretty!! I love that paint color!! Is the star from a certain store I know?? I think I have the sister one in red on my fence outside!! hehehe!

Janice said...

That looks like a really relaxing room. I love it!! One day I would love to have a room like that to decorate. I will continue to be patient and happy for you. Thanks for letting me take a peek at your blog. I am a first time visitor. I came over from a teachable heart. All the hard work paid off for you.

Kelly said...

Oh my gosh it looks fantastic. I love all the little touches, and those slipcovers are awesome!

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

Yea! It looks amazing, Stacey! All your hard work paid off! The color is perfect and I love the white furniture! I adore the floral frogs! I have a few of my own that I love!

Nancy said...

Fantastic Job, Stacey! Everything looks beautiful! I know you must be enjoying it! Blessings, Nancy

duchess said...

So pretty. I'm going to have to consider that Tobacco Road when I paint - it's beautiful.

Angie said...

It looks warm and inviting..I am comin over cause I am a bit tired of all the snow here...lol. I wonder what Sadie thinks of you taking all the pictures? :-)

Denise K. said...

Super! What a light and airy room!!! You did a great job!!! Thanks for sharing all your clever ideas! :-)

Linda said...

Stacey, love the color of the walls! And all your little accessories make such great touches. I collect old flower frogs too, I have them on our covered back deck on a table.
That was fun to see, enjoy the room!
Linda

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

It does look just beautiful, and if I could speak Spanish any better, I am sure I would second what your top commentor said. :)

Teri said...

Wonderful transformation! It is bright and beautiful-looks like such a tranquil place. You have done good! I too, LOVE the paint color but am not familiar with the brand??? Can you share a little more about it? I am in St. Louis so it is possible we don't carry it here???? Thanks so much!

Deidre said...

Wow, Stacey! It's gorgeous! The wall color brings such warmth to the room and with all the white, it balances everything. I love it.

Jen r. said...

HI! You won something in my drawing! Stop over!

Jill said...

What a difference the color made! It really makes all the white "pop". How much do you love being in this room?

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Teri,
The paint color is from Duron "Tobacco Road". Duron was bought by Sherwin Williams, so you can go to their store and they have the Duron formulations to make the paint for you! Or to be cheaper, I'm sure a home improvement store could match it too!

Blessings,
Stacey

Kimm at Reinvented said...

absolutely gorgeous. Oh, how I wish I had a sunroom. Of course, right now it would be a "snowroom." You did a fabulous job.

Heather said...

It looks fantastic! I want to curl up on your couch with a good book and a cup of coffee.

Shannon said...

Oh, I just LOVE it!! I love the color with the white slipcovers. You did so good on the pillows and I love all the accessories and how you arranged them!! I love everything!

Nancy said...

I have the same sofa, what a transformation!

Allison said...

I love the new look. You did a fantastic job!!!

snowman hill said...

It's just beautiful!!! I love the scale and of course the darling key. Great color, maybe I should try it? Thanks for sharing, it makes me want to cozy up with a cup of coffee!- Krista

Katy said...

It looks fantastic! :) I love the color on the walls! :)
I am a fan of chalkboards too! :)

Susan S. said...

WOW....great job! It's beautiful....love the color and ALL your special little decorating touches. One of my favorites is the "chicken wire" at the bottom of the shelf unit. SOOO cleaver.

SoBella Creations said...

Your new Sun Room looks great! You can really tell the difference once you put the molding around the windows.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

So gorgeous!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Stacey, it looks beautiful! You did a great job & I'm really jealous of those slipcovers you made yourself. I've got that project on my list too for a chair & ottoman & I'm a little nervous since I'm not a great seamstress. I figured this will be a learning experience.

I love the whole feel of the room, all those little elements together make it so cozy & warm. That's a great wall color that I've seen around for years now. My sister has Plantation Beige all through her house.

Margo said...

It is absolutely beautiful Stacey, you did a great job. Love the color, the pillows, the viniettes--all of it.
Margo

Nora said...

I love the color, it's so cozy and warm. Great job!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I love it....it makes me want Spring right NOW! Love that whole little corner vignette..perfect...and you are making me want white slipcovers even more....YUm. cherry

Colleen said...

Really beautiful! I love the slip covers. All the little touches have made the room just perfect. I actually like the fact that the windows are bare. For a sunroom, that is a great look.

Bonnie said...

Stacey, Im thinking of getting new white slipcovers as well. Where did you find yours - Online or Out and about? Your sunroom looks great!!

JudyBug said...

What a wonderful room. You did a lovely job and I can't believe you made your slipcovers.

Queenie Jeannie said...

It looks fabulous!!! What a great place to chit chat or reading a book!

mishebe said...

Great wall color it makes the slip covers pop! mishelle

Nikki said...

Your Sunroom is beautiful! Very cozy and inviting. I love the colors.

Gina said...

What a beautiful room, you did a wonderful job. Don't you just love when a room finally comes together? I really enoyed the pics.

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Great job on the sunroom re-do. It is beautiful! Jackie

John said...

Great job on the slip covers! I also love the paint choice...my aunt has this color in her home...she's an interior designer. This space is very welcoming to me...but I'm a gardener and adore all your bits here and there.

Sit A Spell said...

Oh my...I did it again...my hubby was on his account and I did a comment...the one above is mine...not "John"...am tired tonight and did not pay attention.

Blue Castle said...

Oh wow. It looked nice before, but this is just stunning. I love the wall color, love the slipcovers, love the decorations, everything. Awesome. :)

Meg said...

Isn't it amazing what a can of paint can do! I LOVE the wall color.

Your slips are beautiful too, did you make them? The detail is awesome? What Fabric is it? I am not talented, so I had a seamstress make some for me.. yours' look just super.

"Dove" said...

Stacey,
You did a great job! What I really love about this room is that it is "fancy" enough to be gorgeous and trendy, but it also looks like you can actually LIVE in it. It is comfy and inviting. I could spend a little time in a cheery room like that with a good book and an iced latte! :)

The paint choice was perfect. I'm trying to decide where I can try it in my house too. :)

Darlene said...

Girl! Great job on your sunroom... I am so sorry that I missed your reveal!!! (if you hop over to my blog... you will see that we were a little busy that day!)
I think you did SUCH a good job, especially considering you were restricted by having to make choices appropriate for a future move. I love it. And yes, that color is fantastic. I also love the chalkboards. BEAUTIFUL room!

LuLu said...

Just wonderful!!! turned out great I want to come over and have tea in your sunroom...
LuLu

Amber said...

That looks awesome! Love the white slipcovers. Love the paint color. I may use that when I repaint our den in the spring!

Simply Dandy said...

It is very tranquil and very crisp. Great job!

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Melissa said...

Verrry pretty! I hope you enjoy it a lot!

Christine said...

This is adorable!!!! This room is amazing and you did a wonderful job! Are you free this week end?..lol