I realized that although I bitched and moaned about the carpet padding that ate my soul, I never posted an update on what we did with the sunroom in our new (old) house. Home improvement documentation continuity FAIL!

Things pretty much looked like this when we moved in:

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We got rid of all the junk, covered the washer/dryer hookups (and paid a mint to have new ones installed in the garage, because there’s no utility room in the house), tore out the creepy dust-choked plants that were growing here and there, pulled up the carpet, and spent a ridiculous amount of effort removing as much carpet padding as we could.

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I painted the floor with a porch/patio paint (going right over some of the more stubborn padding residue), put down a rug, bought some patio furniture that was 60% off on Amazon, tossed in a lamp, and voila!

sunroom

It’s not super fancy, and it gets to be about 500000 degrees on a hot sunny day, but it’s wonderful in the cool mornings and evenings. I don’t know how comfortable it will be during the winter, but right now I love it. It’s the perfect place to bring my laptop and a cup of coffee to get some work done, or relax with a magazine at the end of the day.

Plus, it’s great for watching the moonrise.

night

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Eric's Mommy
Eric's Mommy
11 years ago

Looks great Linda! My Husband’s Grandparents have a sun porch and it stays warm even in the winter, in the summer it gets super hot, but like you said it is great in the cool mornings and evenings.

Mariya
Mariya
11 years ago

Wow, that looks awesome! Way to go :-)

Karen
Karen
11 years ago

I love that you kept the mottled blue paint on the walls, that looks neat!

sarah
sarah
11 years ago

I love it! You all have been hard at work! Thanks for the update.

Deb
Deb
11 years ago

You got rid of that awesome pink gourd?

*tsk*

Meagan
11 years ago

That looks fantastic! Did you change the color of the wood walls, or is it just different lighting and contrast with the walls?

sooboo
sooboo
11 years ago

Wow! What an amazing transformation!!! It just goes to show what you can do with some elbow grease, paint and a well placed rug. With the climate in Eugene, I’ll bet you can sit out there most of the year.

NancyJ
11 years ago

It looks great!

Jeanette
11 years ago

That looks really nice! I would love to have a room like that!

Heather
Heather
11 years ago

Nice work! Gives me hope for our neglected screened porch.

Erin@MommyontheSpot
11 years ago

Looks fantastic! I love your style, too!

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

Looks wonderful and can imagine the feeling of enjoying such a room (I have a screened in porch that I enjoy May-October)
Sometimes “good enough” is just plain great!

Angella
11 years ago

Oh, I love it! Now I want one.

velocibadgergirl
11 years ago

The room looks fantastic!

Kate
Kate
11 years ago

Beautiful! Have you ever considered opening your own design business? You have a very good eye for this sort of thing.

Laura Broder
Laura Broder
11 years ago

Wow, Linda, it looks great! Your hard work paid off.

April G.
April G.
11 years ago

That looks great! I love the stain on the walls.

Sally
Sally
11 years ago

Ok, that’s annoying me now – what does the sign over the window say? I have embiggened it iPad-wise but I’m still not sure!

Linda
Linda
11 years ago

Sally: Whichello, my maiden name. It used to hang at my grandparents’ house in Michigan.

Kami
Kami
11 years ago

You’re so damn talented, LOVE it girl.

Christina
11 years ago

I love the photos of your new house. I’m so jealous! I just want to hang out in that sun-room.

Randy
Randy
11 years ago

Working on and around the house fixing things up and what not is incredibly satisfying work. This looks nice!

Amy M.
Amy M.
11 years ago

Looks fantastic! Great job!

aviva
11 years ago

Would you come to my house, just to advise me? :) You have such a great eye. The transformation from the first photo to the second is amazing.