With our big move to North Carolina we downsized a lot. We were moving to an Asheville Bungalow. But, we still had more than enough to bring with us and put in storage! We did have to put quite a bit in the sunroom.
|This is not my stuff, but this is what I delt with during the estate sale of my mom's and our stuff!|
The sunroom is at the front of the house and is long and narrow. I needed to create a better space. It is beautiful to sit out here and view the mountains, so I want to capture a good space.
|How many bruises do I have from navigating this?|
My challenge has been to create a sitting area and be able to move in this small space. So my first project of the year was a big one. First, we rearranged the furniture to place a sitting area closer to the living room. When guests come they can be part of the group. I had to move the buffet to the end of the room to allow space!
So here we go:
Step #1 Rearranging the room went smoothly...well, we did break 2 of my new purchases. My ironstone casserole and yellowstone bowl, ouch. I will reveal at the end the new look.
Step #2 Here is where it gets fun...Anne Sloan Chalk paint.
The table was painted with Old White all over and then 1 coat of Louis Blue on the apron and top. I distressed the table making sure to sand the raised flowers on the table so the white would show thru. Then clear wax.
Step #3 Next, the secretary...oh goodness a large piece. This was overwhelming in my mind but once I started I was in love. I did some repair work on the side top. Quick glue and I was done
Loving this process since I didn't need to prime, just took out the drawers, took off the door and applied Old White. One coat on the drawers, two coats on the base.
Next, I applied the Louis blue to the drawers.
On to waxing... I think this was the step I was dreading because in my head I knew what I wanted but didn't know if I could get to where the image was.
I am happy with the results!
I distressed, applied the clear wax and followed with the dark wax.
I also decided to add some dark wax to my table!
Here is the new room design allowing for the room to flow into the living room and gives me a nice reading/office space
As you enter the "Front Door" it leads into the sunroom
Shelf on wall across from the above piece, there is a beautiful sitting chair beneath from my great grandmother.
Looking down the sunroom you can see I have a clear path! Great sitting area for morning coffee and extra seating when guests come over.
The buffet fit perfectly here and now the music center fits below.