Saturday, February 26, 2011

Newly Painted Sunroom

I am so excited to share my newly repainted sunroom with you! The paint has made such a big different in the look and feel of the room I couldn't be happier with the results. Here are the befores. These pictures were taken not long after we moved in 3 years ago. We've since added more furniture but the pictures give you a good idea of the color the room was before.



It's a room that has a lot of functions. We now have a fold out couch in here for when company comes, it where we keep most of the cat/dog supplies when company is not in town, and a general hang out space.



It's a large room with lots of windows and light, but with the dark paint color on the walls and ceiling it makes the room feel uninviting.

We already did a little work replacing the light fixtures. This is what we had before:


We replaced them with this and a ceiling fan:





When I decided to tackle this job I wanted a light color, but that was neutral as well. I am still in the process of designing the room and am not sure what accessories or fabrics I'm going to bring in in the future. So I settled on Sherwin Williams Liveable Green. I thought it fit my requirement and would go well with the color of our sofa and newly painted end tables.



Once I decided on color it was time to prime! I had tried to get away without priming when we repainted out living and dining room and really regretted it. I ended up paint 3 coats to paint over the dark brown  with the lighter tan to get the right color.







Ok, I know the priming job is a bit splotchy. It may or may not have something to do with the fact that I was drinking wine and eating Girl Scout Cookies while listened (and partial dancing) to ABBA Gold. Hey, after working 8 hrs, chasing a 1.5 year old around the house then finishing the day off painting a whole room by yourself you need a good soundtrack.... and good wine.


Or maybe it was the help I had...

 
Anyway, one of the reasons I put off painting this room for almost 3 years is the STAIRS! They take forever to paint around.



So not to keep you in suspense any longer here's the final result!




I think it looks fabulous! It's so much brighter and more inviting. The room seems so much bigger now! It's still a work in progress but this is a much needed improvement.



Don't you love the dramatic difference paint can make!?

15 comments:

Ange (Love From My Kitchen) said...

Looks great! I love the change that paint can bring about, maybe that's why I'm a paint junkie. Looking forward to seeing what you do with this room!

 Shelby said...

WOWWWW!!! It looks AWESOME! I can't wait to see it in person! The color is a perfect choice!

See you tomorrow!!!

BEACH BUNGALOW said...

Beautiful colour; love your couch too!

Sue @ Beach Bungalow
xo

Megan said...

looks great! I love painting. It can make such a difference.


megan
craftycpa.blogspot.com

Nan said...

Hi, just found you on MM at BNOTP. You did a great job! I so agree with lighter brighter colors. We just did our master bath from a dull brown to a light aqua. Check it out on my blog. Have a nice week!

Nan said...

I'm going to follow you too!

the cape on the corner said...

great color, and what a great space! i love having an extra bit of space like a sunroom!

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

I like both colors, Rachelle, but certainly know what you mean about feeling light and fresh. This is such a pretty room will all of the light. Good luck!

Jo said...

I do love the paint, isn't painting something fun, just quick uplift...I do love spray paint too, so fast and easy.
~Jo
LazyonLoblolly

Meg said...

Hey! I love that color! It looks exactly like the shade I put in my bathroom. I'm applauding you doing this on your own. You did a great job! Abba must really help speed things along. :)

Jena @ Involving Color said...

I LOVE the color! Your sunroom is so pretty. Just came across your blog and I'm a new follower.

Nikki said...

I LOVE THAT COLOR!!!!!!!! Stunning! Thanks so much for linking this up to gettin' crafty on hump day! :)

Jamie said...

It looks amazing. I love the color your chose. I'm your newest follower. I would love it if you linked your project up to my link party on Monday.
More The Merrier Monday.

http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

I love how it turned out. I'll be painting an office soon...so thanks for the inspiration! :)

sun rooms northern ireland said...

I like everything you did! Everything turns out to be something new and fresh. Good Job!