Sunroom - Painted Wicker

Porch turned 'sunroom' see the transformation!  

My boys love to snuggle on the sheepskin rug and watch TV.

The sheepskin rug is from Ikea.

You enter the sunroom from my dining room.

The basket was my grandmother's. It has pretty seashells and small pearls on top.

We use this room daily!

We will be replacing the armoire with a flatscreen TV.

 Not only does the seagrass rug look good it has a fresh clean scent.

I filled the bird cloche with garden tools. Then added a chalkboard tag and some jute. I spray painted the silk flower with gold paint.

The bird cloche is from Wisteria! My favorite catalog for dreaming.

My friend RJ made me this beautiful coffee table runner.
I love the ruffle and the beautiful flower she added with a chocolate brown velvet ribbon!

I spray painted the annabelle hydrangea flowers. They had faded so much from the sun. I will be replacing them soon
with more annabelle hydrangea's from my garden.

I added the candle pin.

'Annabelle Hydrangea'!

The candle pins I made from barrettes.
­Click here to learn how

My husband is helping me sew the cushions for the 

My husband sweet grandmother taught him how to sew when he was a little boy. I can't believe he still remembers how.

My new french light fixture.

Sunroom ceiling see's the light! 

My husband added the lighting.

He cut a hole in the ceiling
to install the electrical box.

Meet my friend *Thing!

 See how the ceiling lighting was installed.
Click here-­Sunroom Ceiling See’s the light

The round placemats and candle are from Ikea. I added the burlap under the plates. The dishes are American Atelier at Home - Baroque. I added bunny ring napkin holders to the herb cloth napkins. The flowerpot is from Home Depot.

 I love margarita gerbera daisy's.

  The flowerpots are from Home Depot as is the margarita gerbera daisy's.  :-)

I'm in love with tablescapes. It's fun to learn from all the talented bloggers.

The bunny is so cute!

We installed a gas freestanding fireplace.
We use our sunroom like a family room.

Metal Watering Can-Before

I faux painted the watering can and added a picture from a magazine to the front. I then added a small metal crown and a chalkboard tag. I hung the tag with a piece of jute.

My husband surprised me with the water feature. I can control the flow of water by turning the faucet. How cool is that!

Metal Watering Can After
 How's that for a water feature!

The birds with the running water sounds so pretty!

I love collecting seashells, driftwood, starfish and natural sea-sponges.

I painted the wood serving tray navajo white.  
It was hunter green. I'm always amazed on what a can of 
spray paint can do.

All the wicker got a good washing.

Then we used a gray primer.


click here - before pictures of sunroom wicker

I made a ribbon flower using the fabric that will go on this rocker.

The burlap pillows were all sewn by hand.
I also sewed the liners for them.
It took me a month to sew them. My husband would ask "what is all over you". Burlap sheds a lot I found out. 
I was covered in it.  lol

I have friends that say they would never leave this room if they lived here. The sleeper sofa bed is just for that. The room can turn into a guest room in a matter of minutes.

The sheers are 'breeze mocha' by Waverly. They have a very small open weave.  They look a lot like the ones from Restoration Hardware ....but these are poly not linen. :-)

I love you can see right through the sheers!

We used conduit because it's strong and inexpensive as drapery rods.

I wash down the conduit to remove the oil.
 It was then primed and painted.

We used a conduit elbow to make a smooth turn in the 

The wicker plant stand is an antique. 
It was a hard decision to paint it chocolate brown. I'm so glad I did!

This plant looks like peas.

*Summer Porch - Before
We replaced the brown linoleum floor with italian ceramic tile. The aluminum awning (crank out) windows had seen better days. We had thermal glass pane windows installed from floor to ceiling.

(My beautiful sister and my son are in the picture.)

  *Summer Porch During
  'New windows and new tile floor!'

Over the years the fabric on the sleeper sofa and chairs started to fade and rip. I was lucky enough to find a similar fabric. I'm slowly sewing the new cushions with the help of my husband. 
The sleeper sofa has the new fabric draped over.

'New Seagrass Rug'

*Porch Turned 'Sunroom' 

All the wicker furniture is painted chocolate brown.

We need to finish sewing the cushions.
I am in 'LOVE' with our updated room.

The corner table will go on the wall where the armoire is once we replace it with a flat screen TV. Then we will move the round table and chairs more into the room.

I'm linking with:
Between Naps on the Porch
Savvy Southern Style
Michele Raven Designs - Primp
freckled laundry


Crystal said...

i love you new sunroom. I see the same fluffy rug every time I visit ikea and I just have to cuddle it, much to my husband's chagrin. Poor thing, going shopping with loopy wife. :-)

Anonymous said...

this beautiful,, did you link this to Debbies doos blogging and Blabbing?Its summer summer beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I didn't even notice the Title,, oops,, guess you did see Debbie doos,, lol,, sorry,,I best go back to bed!!

Town and Country Gals said...

Wow! Your sunroom is amazing! I'd love to have one, but, sadly, I don't! You have done a wonderful job designing it. Thanks so much for visiting me and being a follower. I am your newest follower also and will be visiting often!

Gypsy Heart said...

I love it! Looks so airy and spacious and yes, I would want to stay out there.


Honey at 2805 said...

Your sunroom is delightful! You have done a thorough job of working on it and showing it off!

I may not get my outdoor spaces post complete...there's been a lot of "life" going on around here, Coupled with 104 temps every day for 5-6 days now (at least) and constant high winds. But you have done a really nice job!

So happy you left the sweet comments and became a follower. I am you new friend and follower too.

Karen said...

That is a lovely sun room, its so large and airy. You did a great job on all of your projects. I love all things burlap lol. Thanks for visiting, I'm returning the follow, we Jersey girls have got to stick together.

Brandi said...

love your sun room. it's such a big beautiful space. you've done such a nice job decorating it.

Daniella said...

I could talk about this room for hours!! It is just that beautiful!!!
I would live there too!!!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Really lovely room and what a great space for your family. The curtain rod idea is brilliant! I think my fav is the burlap runner. LOVE the velvet ribbon. Have a great rest of the week!

Sarah said...

What a spacious, beautiful room. I'd want to spend time here too. Love the walls of windows. It gives one the feeling of being out in your garden. Is this vintage wicker? It is all lovely. We've had wicker in our home since we first married. It is one of my favorite looks. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous space. ~ sarah

Daniella said...

Oh Dee! Thank you so much for your sweet comment!!!
I got my internet today, and had to answer all of the comments that I had!! I'm here tonight trying to catch up with my blogs that I visit often.
I wrote here already that your sunroom make over is wonderful!!
It is so nice to be missed! Thank you so much for that!! You are awesome!

Mary said...

Dee, Your sunroom is a showstopper! Love the wicker painted brown, all your beautiful accessories, you did a great job on the hand sewing of the pillows and I love the runner RJ made you!
I would be spending all my time here too! Mary

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

hey there, following you back now. Love that sun room-it is huge. Cheers

angie said...

wow, it's so pretty! i agree - the plant stand looks great painted chocolate brown!!!

thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my porch swing makeover ~ i really appreciate it!

Kathy said...

You have an amazing sunroom! Love all your changes - quite lovely,

Rose @ Walnut Acre said...

What a beautiful sunroom. I think I could live in a room like that!

Sue said...

What a beautiful sunroom. You have worked hard and it shows. I love your burlap runner. Lovely room.

Anonymous said...

Dee you did an awesome job on your pretty sunroom. I know how very hard you and your DH worked on it and it really shows. I love your antique wicker painted brown. You did a fabulous job on your cushions and pillows (love the cute fabric flowers) and your accessories are spot on. It was my pleasure to make the runner for you. I love seeing it in your gorgeous sunroom. rj

Gina said...

Your sunroom looks wonderful! It's a huge room. I love your new ceiling fixture. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm your newest follower.

Yvonne@StyleBurb said...

How amazing is your sunroom, Dee! It's just gorgeous and your attention to all the details in fantastic! I love your tablescapes and burlap pillows, but I think your watering can water feature is my favorite! Way to go- you and your husband are hard workers!!

Cindy Adkins said...

WOW, what a transformation!!! I love it all! And your watering can is so clever!!! It's all so beautiful!!

Debbiedoos said...

WOWEE Dee..that is an amazing sun room porch area. I would live out there. Looks wonderful and all your hard work paid off.

An Oasis in the Desert said...

Gotta love a sunroom! You really have a nice space. I am a new follower.

Holly said...

Love, love, love this!! You did an incredible job! It is like looking at pictures in a magazine! For now, I am going to go look at your "how to" on candle pins! Very nice!

Ispirato Design said...

I'm exhausted just reading the post. You completed so many projects and the are all so imaginative and your personal style really shows! I understand why your family uses it like a family room -What a great space!

Unknown said...

Dee, this room is just gorgeous, welcoming & soooo relaxing. Your treasures/accents are just perfect. The creations you've done are lovely. How talented you are.

Happy PS weekend ~

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

So cute!!! You did an incredible job! Thanks for linking up to "It's a Party!

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

What a lovely inviting room you created....lots and lots of pretty touches and I loved how the light was installed. lol!

Robin said...

a lovely sunroom....
Your grandmother's basket a beautiful and don't you just love Ikea....
Have a pinkishly beautiful weekend


What a lovely, inviting, pretty and cozy sunroom!! It turned out fabulous my friend...what a great job you all did. Love the French lamp and grandma's basket, specially bacause it wa hers. Have a nice Pink Sat., I just came from it to visit you. Have a great weekend. FABBY

Unknown said...

What a beautiful sunroom you have, so cozy!

Happy Pink Saturday!!


Tami @ Creative girl Vintage said...

That was such a lovely tour today! I can imagine sitting in that beautiful room and relaxing. I love all your little touches that will make this room the one that everyone wants to be in.
Happy Pink Saturday..xo Tami

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Dee Sweetie...
Your sunroom is absolutely gorgeous. I don't think I would ever want to leave it either. What an awesome job you and DH did of turning it around into a beautiful room for the family to enjoy.

Love the furniture, that rug is so pretty with everything. Just really popped adding it.

Love the water feature. How fun that is and what a wonderful job you did with the water can make over. I love it. I think my grands would be playing in the water all the time. I do so love it though.

Thank you for taking me on this wonderful tour. I so enjoyed myself. You are going to have family standing in line waiting for a turn to stay in the new sunroom turned family room. How wonderful is that?

Have a gorgeous Pink Saturday and a wonderful weekend. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

Beautiful room! Your wicker is gorgeous! I like the window treatment too!


Gerry said...

That is a-mazing, man! That was made from a porch? It is pretty amazing how you can turn something simple into a room that's full of joy and comfort. Exhibit A of using the full potential of one room...

- Gerry Bossier

Rona Gregory said...

Oh my! What a transformation...totally love it!

Unknown said...

Such a charming and comfortable place to relax. The transformation is gorgeous, Dee. What a beautiful property outside those windows, too!


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