Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sunroom Reveal!

The day has finally arrived... our sunroom is DONE!

It's been five long weeks of work... let's do a quick recap.

The befores:

Before we bought the house:



After we threw some furniture in:






Phase 1: Building a cat outhouse:




Phase 2: Tearing out the ceiling panels, adding insulation and a new humidity resistant drywall ceiling (with recessed speakers and lights)







Phase 3: 'Wood' tile flooring





Phase 4: Building the beds, coffee table and console table





Phase 5: Accessorizing





Art can be purchased here and here


And that is where we left off last.

Now that we're all up to speed.... I present to you, our finished Sunroom:


Disclaimer: No, I did not place my cat there for staging purposes. That is "her spot" and she can always be found either right there or in my lap. She put up a fight when I tried to make her move so I could take these, lol.








I am beyond happy with these pillows. I purchased 14 (double sided!) custom covers from Etsy seller FestiveHomeDecor, in various sizes ranging from 16x24 to 26x26 for $295 shipped. The selection, quality and service were amazing. You won't find a better pillow shop on Etsy... I've looked!

Both the lantern and table started out as black... <3 spray paint




These baskets are my new favorite thing:


I had been looking everywhere for some wire baskets that were the perfect size to tuck neatly underneath this narrow console table, when I stumbled across these bicycle baskets on Ebay. The look and size were perfect, and they even combined shipping and got them to me within 3 days so I could have them in time for my party. Couldn't be happier!




And this chair cover...


Holy crap.

Can you believe I managed to put this together with some hemming tape and an iron?


It took me 9 straight hours... but I pulled it off somehow. Surely my biggest accomplishment to date. *pats self on back*


I originally didn't include a cost breakdown since there were so many random trips to the hardware store for miscellaneous things that I know I forgot to record, but I racked my brain to come up with this list for you:

Cat Outhouse: 75
New ceiling + insulation: 921
Floor tile: 756
Floor tile installation: 430
Lighting/wiring: 70
Misc. electrical: 45
Fan: 137
Paint/tape/caulk: 51
Beds + mattresses: 700
Sheets, pillows, bedding: 215
Pillow covers: 295
Metal side table: 35
Spray paint: 15
Rug: 30
Blue lanterns: 20
Coffee table: 70
Console table: 20
Chair slipcover: 85
Curtains/rods: 100
Baskets: 40
Vase + flowers: 20
Ballpark Total: $4130-ish. I would say $4200 would be safe for the small misc. stuff I'm missing.

Apparently $4200 is the magic number for us... our kitchen, master bathroom, and now sunroom reno's were all right around this number. Strange! But I'll take it.
That pretty much covers it! Right now this is everyone's favorite room in the house. Summer is around the corner and we'll be spending most of our time out here enjoying the weather. In fact... I took those after shots about 5 minutes before our official summer kick off party began yesterday.






Looking forward to many more this summer!


This room has been featured on House of Turquoise, Centsational Girl, Hooked on Houses and Young House Love!




112 comments:

  1. Your sunroom looks amazing! Total magazine quality and love your kitty. Awesome job as usual.

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  2. Looks great and your cat is a great model!

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  3. OMG it is gorgeous!! I love how bright it looks! And those blues are to die for!! Love it all!! xoxo

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  4. I would never ever ever leave that sun room. EVER! Love it!

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  5. This is so amazing - I'm really impressed! I love the shot of the kitty peepin' over the edge of the "sofa." Greetings from Atlanta. ;-)

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  6. Such a lovely space - the cushions in all the shades of aqua are perfect and I love your little side table too xx

    Anna (My Design Ethos)

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  7. Wonderful job. The room looks great; and the chair is lovely!

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  8. It's beautiful! House of Turquoise worthy :)

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  9. "Gorgeous!" is all I can say. It looks like a picture in a magazine.

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  10. Oh my, this is so beautiful! I love all the colors and how you put it all together. I hope to have a room like that someday, I'd never leave it. :)

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  11. Love the sunroom! It's so pretty and looks like the most relaxing place to hang out and enjoy the nice weather. I can almost feel the breeze...thanks so much for sharing.

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  12. Saw this on House of Turquoise and had to tell you what a fantastic job you did! Love the floors and the infusion of turquoise, job well done!

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  13. So so dang cute! All of you hard work truly paid off. The floors are amazing.

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  14. Beautiful! I would love to have this floor in my house.

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  15. Oh I LOVE the look of this room! So relaxing and comfy looking :)

    Just out of curiosity... do you remember where you got that rug from? I'm looking for something similar and haven't been able to track down much that I like.

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  16. Love the room!! Beautiful. We too have a room that was once a patio in our home and has been converted in to a sunroom. In your before shot it looks like that old carpet was laid right over the patio - with slight downslope (like ours as is per usual with a patio). How did you level out the floor in order to put down those tiles? Our floor is our biggest obstacle to moving forward on this room!

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    1. Our tile installer never mentioned anything about the floor being unlevel. If it is, you really can't tell! The sunroom was an addition so they may have leveled it out beforehand.

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  17. Hi,
    I'm new to your blog, having found it by accident while I was doing some research. First of all, I love your redone sunroom but what I really wanted to say was that your little black cat is super adorable!! Great job with all the renovations to date. Consider me a new follower.
    Jackie
    http://wwww.galexicupcakes.blogspot.com

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  18. Absolutely gorgeous! I am getting ready to redo our covered front porch, and you've given me a huge dose of inspiration! xoxo

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  19. I can't even tell you how much I'm in love with this room.

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  20. It looks like it came straight from a magazine! Just gorgeous! thanks for sharing with us.
    XO
    Kristin

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  21. I just downloaded your JennaSue earlier this week and I love it. Then, today I was on Centsational Girl and saw your gorgeous sunroom. Love you font, this room and your style! I'm revealing my new screened in porch this week too!

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  22. this is AMAZING!!! I am so glad I found your blog! xoxox, Julia

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  23. Slam dunk...or maybe I should say, CANNON BALLLLLLL!!!!! It's beautiful!!!

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  24. it is so beautiful! I love your flooring, decor, everything! Great job!

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  25. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Beautiful job! I love every inch of it!

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  26. Love it! I've been thinking about adding a sunroom to my home. This was more motivation to look into before summer is in full swing. Thanks for sharing!

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  27. Gorgeous sunroom! I love the beds! Do you have specific instructions on how to build one?

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  28. Beautiful! I'm going to feature your sunroom makeover on my blog--I think my readers will love it. Thanks! :)

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    1. Awesome! Thank you! Let me know if you need any additional information :)

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    2. I featured your sunroom this morning and am sending my readers over here for more photos and deets. Thanks, Jenna Sue! :)

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  29. Wow, awesome job! I love that "wood" tiling, have been thinking of using it eventually in our bathrooms. You're a big inspiration for me to get off my duff and redo our sunroom (we just bought our house last July). We live in Denver, CO and I hope with a redo, we'll use the sunroom for eating dinner and hanging out more (right now it's more like a garden shed/area to paint things).

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  30. I am new to your blog. The sun room is stunning. And I must admit your sweet cat makes the [pictures just perfect. She adds the mos beautiful contrast in many of the pictures!! :)

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  31. Your sunroom is just beautiful. I added one to my house 3 yrs ago and I live on it all yr long. I love ur wood tiles I wish I had those instead of the boring ties I have out there now. I have put a a bistro table and chairs on mine and I eat there everyday, can't tell u when the last time I ate in my dining room. My cats have love my room also from day one. I can go out there at any giving time and there will be at least 3 cats lounging around.

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  32. What a great room! I could just collapse in one of those chairs. I know you will enjoy it!

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  33. Beautiful! I'd love to spend time in here :-)

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  34. This is such a pretty room! Do you know where you got the side table that you spray painted? I've been looking for something similar that I can spray paint coral!

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    1. Target! http://jennasuedesign.blogspot.com/2012/04/sunroom-week-3.html

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  35. Hi!

    I write you because I've featured one of your pictures in today's post,

    http://www.dianthusa-paris.com/2012/05/reciclando-ventanas-viejas-upcycling.html

    Hope you like it!

    Best,

    Pilar

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  36. trying to find the side table on target.com...can't fund it grrr. love the room :)

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  37. Heck yes! Hello fabulous sunroom! :D This place is a perfect spot for relaxation. You, your family and your friends can enjoy the natural sunlight. This place is wide and I’m sure you’re gonna enjoy different activities in here. Oh wait, looks like you already did, and it seems like you all had a lot of fun. May you have many more memories to come in this beautiful sunroom! This looks awesome!

    Kip Whitehead

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  38. Planning on getting these beds for my daughters beachy bedroom. Love the total look-gorgeous!! Where did you get the tuquoise covers for the daybeds?? That is the exact color I am looking for!! Are they fitted sheets?? Thanks so much for the inspiration!!
    Raquel

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    1. They are quilts from Home Goods, check out this post :) http://jennasuedesign.blogspot.com/2012/04/sunroom-week-3.html

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  39. The sunroom looks oh-so perfect! I bet it would be nice to sit on that couch along with your family after a long day at work. Yes, it does feel relaxing. I can already feel it just by thinking about it! By the way, how long did it take they to finish your sunroom?

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  40. in love! where did you find that mirror? as with the entire room, it's gorgeous!

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    1. Lowe's! See this post: http://jennasuedesign.blogspot.com/2012/04/sunroom-week-4.html

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  41. I love everything about this space. I have to say this seems like the perfect hang out spot!! I am definitely checking out that pillow shop too.

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  42. So many details I love, but I wanted to ask about the mirror. Where is that from please? Gorgeous reno!!!

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    1. Lowe's! See this post: http://jennasuedesign.blogspot.com/2012/04/sunroom-week-4.html

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    2. Thank you so much and one more question if you don't mind. I've been wanting to build an outdoor table with large casters and they are so expensive. Did you find a good deal and if so, where, please?

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    3. I got them at Lowe's for $10 each. All the details are in this post: http://jennasuedesign.blogspot.com/2012/04/easy-diy-coffee-table.html

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    4. Sorry I saw the post afterwards but thanx so much. I went to Ikea, which isn't too often, and actually found some there. I hope to build the table this week. :)

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  43. Wow - that all turned out really well. You'll have to change the tagline at the end to include having been featured by Young House Love now too! :)

    The decor is amazing, but I have another question...we also have a little black cat[Molly Fuzz] and she is extremely hard to capture in photos. Most of mine turn out with just a black blur [in action shots] or a black undefined image in stills.

    I've found it difficult to get decent pictures of her at almost any level of light exposure and had pretty much resigned myself to the possibility that perhaps black cats don't photograph well, but you have proven otherwise here. Any helpful hints to share?

    Cheers,
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    1. Hmm... I usually photograph with a lower aperture (4.0ish) and a relatively fast shutter speed because I don't usually use a tripod. Lots of light helps, so the sunroom photos all had a pretty fast shutter speed which didn't allow time for blurring. She should be nice and in focus with enough light and a fast-ish (at least 1/50) SS. Hope this helps!

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    2. It does! Thank you so much and I appreciate you taking the time to write back.

      Best regards,
      Erica F

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  44. LOVE the pillows - thanks for linking to the Etsy seller! I've been looking for something like this.

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  45. Love how you transformed this space, and really impressed with how much you can do for under 5k! I do love the prints you used and was wondering where you found them? I'm trying to work a travel theme in the bedroom and would love a "you are here" with our longitude and latitude on it. Thanks!

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    1. I just added the links (whoops, shoulda done that earlier!) but the coordinates print can be purchasd here: http://www.jennasuedesign.com/custom-coordinates/ You can find all of the art in my house on this site :)

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  46. Simply delightful, please share the color and brand of spray paint used for the side table from Target. Thanks!!

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    1. Valspar's Exotic Sea! http://jennasuedesign.blogspot.com/2012/04/sunroom-week-3.html

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  47. LOVE the room!!! You have a fantastic eye for detail! I am actually thinking about buying the daybeds you have and am wondering how you like them. I sure love the look of them and they would fit perfect in my guest bedroom. Are they comfortable to sleep on? Were they okay to put together? Any other thoughts you might have on them would be very appreciated!

    Thanks so much!
    Amanda

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    1. The comfort level will depend on the type of mattress you choose. Ikea offers several. We went with a mid-range model, but it's still very comfy. My sisters visited and slept there for a week and they loved them. Brad and I have both taken naps on there too and we are definitely happy with our choice! They were a pain to put together, but so is anything that large from Ikea :) Still worth it!

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    2. Thanks for your thoughts, Jenna Sue! I greatly appreciate it! I believe they were a pain to put together and I totally agree that that happens with pretty much anything from Ikea! =).

      Have a great weekend!

      Amanda

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  48. Greetings from NE Alabama. I came over from Young House Love to see the sunroom in all its glory. Love the cat outhouse, the coffee table, the wood tile - it all came together beautifully for you. Congratulations.

    Barbara H.

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  49. I cannot get over how amazing this room looks! A total transformation. I adore the floor you chose and the colour scheme with the accessories, it looks so lovely and airy. Kudos to you! x

    http://www.jenventure.blogspot.co.uk

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  51. New follower from Young House Love!! Adore the room. I'm in Florida too, wanna come do mine?? :)

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  52. Found you through Young House Love....this room is GORGEOUS! I love how light and airy it is, and all of your accessories are just perfect. I love the little "kitty outhouse" too, so smart! New follower here :)

    Steph

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  53. Love the black furry accessory! Your sunroom turned out great!

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  54. I absolutely love everything about this sunroom. Can I move in? =)

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  55. curious-- how did you decide which way to lay the floor? was it materials based or just the unexpected factor? love the room!

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    1. Good question-- I originally wanted to lay them the long way but realized the flooring in our house runs the other way. We wanted everything to flow so we ran them the short way.

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  56. A little off topic, but what color is the console table in your living room (next to the ladder)? I've got a space that needs that touch of color!!

    thanks

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    1. Glidden's Sea Spray: http://jennasuedesign.blogspot.com/2012/04/sunroom-progress-diy-weathered-wood.html

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  57. Newly constructed sunrooms and conservatories need an initial "drying out" period because water vapors remain undetectable while floating in warm air. When they do make contact with cold surfaces like windows, mirrors, and tiles, condensation will occur and the vapor turns to water droplets. So to reduce the possibility of condensation, it is advisable to provide natural ventilation whenever possible by opening a door or window, reducing the watering of plants, and keeping kitchen and bathroom doors closed.

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  58. What a beautiful space! I've seen you on Hooked on Houses, Centsational Girl, and now Young House Love-- so it's time that I comment. :-)

    Erin @ The Great Indoors

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  59. Hi Jenna—I saw this room on Young House Love a few months ago and fell hard for the flooring! We are about to do a thin strip of tiling in front of a bar area (8'x18") and I want to use this... however, I'm having a hard time locating it. Did you find it locally, or purchase it online somewhere? I think I'm going to have trouble getting a single box shipped since most online tile resources have a minimum quantity, but any direction would be much appreciated. Thanks!

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    1. I purchased it locally at a great store that has a wide variety. I would probably try a local place, and if they don't have it, see if they can special order it!

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    2. Great, thanks. :)

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  60. You did an AMAZING job!!! I wish I had a space like this at my house, it would definitely be my favorite room!!! Do you have a tutorial that shows how you made the slipcover? I need to make a slipcover for a loveseat that we have in our home office

    ~Jessica

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    1. Thanks! No tutorial unfortunately... it took me *forever* and I basically just measured and cut and winged it as best as I could. I assumed it would be a disaster but luckily it doesn't look half bad. Good luck if you're brave enough to attempt it!

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  61. This is the most relaxing, perfect room!! Can you share what kind and color of paint is on the walls and ceilings? Or did I miss it?

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    1. Tropical Mist by Valspar (here's the post!) http://jennasuedesign.blogspot.com/2012/04/sunroom-living-room-wall-progress.html

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  62. I LOVE your sunroom and am currently using it as inspiration for mine :) I also would love so e affordable white curtains for the space. Did you get yours from Ikea or is there another option? Thanks!

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    1. I always go with Ikea for white curtains!

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  63. Love your sunroom!!!! Where did you get the end table/waste basket??

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    1. Target, but I don't think they sell them anymore!

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  64. Nice post and Thanks for this useful information..

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  65. I am SO IMPRESSED with this sunroom!!! It's lovely and practical and such a great-looking space! Nice work. :)

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  66. Hi Jenna Sue! You inspired me to paint my office ceiling this lovely blue! Quick question - what is the wall color you have (the white)? I'm looking for a good white to go with the tropical mist. :)

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    1. Hey Alexandra! The walls were already painted when we moved in so I don't have the name, but I always just use a standard bright white and it works great!

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  67. This is such an amazing sunroom transformation! I have seen a couple of sunrooms in San Antonio that look like this!

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  68. Hi Jenna,
    Your sunroom looks marvelous and the combination of white and Aqua paint oh... I like it most. What a nice Combination.!! I’m so glad to found this blog because I’ve much confusion about my sunrooms wall paint but now I’m relax. It’s so pretty.

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  69. Amazing transformation. Very inspiring for I love sunrooms.

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  70. Hello!

    Love your sunroom! I have a question regarding the Brimnes daybed packaging- were they easy to transport home? I am looking into getting one, but I'm not sure if it will fit in my small SUV.

    Thanks!

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    1. We had ours delivered from Ikea so I really have no idea—sorry! I think it says the package dimensions in the details on their site though.

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  71. Hi!! This is truly beautiful! Do you know what the name of the fabric is that was used for the blue striped pillows?

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    1. Thanks! Festive Home Decor on Etsy (there's a link in the post where it talks about it).

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  72. I love love love the sunroom! I have one similar to your before, blinds, carpet, but its a toy room for my 2 and 6 year old. your room now is something I think I could work with having kids in as well. toys in the drawers and where your chaor is I could still have their cubbies. ahhhhhhh I love it I keep looking back at it. and I alrady have 4 pillows I could use on the beds ;) such an inspiration thanks for sharing! love love love all your projects!!!!!!!!!

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  73. what are the measurments of your room? I wrote yesterday too about the sunroom but it comes up anonymous bc idk how to sign on.... thanks! tammy

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  74. I could read a dictionary in that room because it's not the book in that room, it's the most peaceful, zen, Serenity filled room I've seen. I just want to sit in it & feel the aura. superb!!!!!

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  75. That looks great. Now I want to turn my patio into a sun room. I would love to be in a sun room taking a nap right now. http://hunterconstructionco.net/services.html

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  76. Thanks so much for this post! I've been doing a lot of research on this lately, and you answered most of my questions. Keep up the great work on this blog!

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