Today we are going to explore the upstairs sunroom. I’ve never done a proper home tour as I’ve never felt the rooms were finished enough or clean enough or put together enough or (insert sorry excuse here) enough. The fact is, we live here and we are working on projects all over the house. If I wait until everything is perfect…well, everything will never be perfect. So let the Perfectly Imperfect Home Tour begin!
One of the main reasons we bought the house was this upstairs sunroom. In the summer it feels like we are in a tree house and in the winter we have a view of the mountain ridges around us. Sorry for the terrible photos. Some of these were phone or tablet shots we took before I got a decent camera and the rest are because I’m just learning to use my decent camera.
When we first moved in I used the upstairs sunroom as the dining room with a small sitting area at one end. We have a large family and by default a large dining table so this room seemed like a great fit. The original dining room, which we will explore later, is extremely small for this size house and would not accommodate a large family, or even a slightly bloated one. Small is being generous.
Here’s a view of the other end, sort of. You can see the back of the chaise lounge in the corner. I was changing out centerpieces and shelves and everything always lands on the dining room table so sorry for the clutter. I did warn you this was a Perfectly Imperfect Home Tour.
Using it as a dining room was OK but this room has the best view and we were only using it a couple of times a day. That just wouldn’t do so I made the decision to swap the rooms around. The upstairs sunroom became the living room and the dining room was moved into the living room.
Currently, it is filled to the brim with excess furniture while we work on the flooring through the main level of the house. The furniture that is staying is the Gold Mid-Century couch. Other than that I have no idea. I want this room to be mostly neutral because that view is the main attraction. I’ve always had tans and browns in here but I’m ready for just a little more color. I’ll be working on a mood board soon for the look I want in here so stay tuned.
Brace yourself. I didn’t do any staging, or cleaning for that matter. This is truly how it looks right this moment. Sad.
Doesn’t everyone have a miter saw in their Sunroom/Living Room? And random chairs? And a chiweenie? Reggie says ‘Hi!’.
The projects to complete in the Upstairs Sunroom are:
Repair the hole in the brick where I removed the old speaker
Address the wires where the old outdoor sconce was or add a fixture
Finish eradicating the swine colored walls
Repair or replace the glass stop on the french doors
Repair or replace the broken window grid in the other door
Address the kitchen window
Clean and reseal grout
Finish a design plan including furniture, rug, curtains possibly, accessories…all to be determined
I’ll update the projects page (up in the menu bar) as we complete or add things.
Tomorrow I’ll share the kitchen so check back in.
Do projects tend to take over your spaces? Have any ideas for how to keep this space neutral while adding a bit of color? Don’t you love the miter saw as decor?