Hi, loves! Today I’m here to share the major progress we’re making in the sunroom. I can already feel that it’s going to be my favorite place to hang out ALL spring and summer and fall every year (too cold in the winter though).
This room is hands down what made us fall in love with this home. It’s the perfect place to sip a morning coffee or late night glass of wine. It’s a space to practice painting and open all the windows for a nice breeze. And we’re working to bring it to its full potential.
But first, a little reminder of where we started last spring! (click here for BEFORE pics)
This room was formerly an outdoor, second story porch. I know this because the previous owners left the original blue prints for us. Then, at some point, it was turned into a screened in porch.
We instantly knew it was a space we’d spend a lot of time in, but we wanted to really change up the vibe of the decor. The carpet had to go, we thought the bricks would be nice in white (something we eventually would like to do to the whole exterior!), and we envisioned string lights instead of these fans.
Fast forward nearly a year, and we’re making some really nice progress!
If you’re an old school blog reader, you know I used to be really into painting, and I even used my Etsy shop (selling a lot of paintings and art prints) to support myself for a couple years in my twenties while I transitioned my career. I made so many paintings, sometimes staying up till five or six in the morning to try to make money to pay our rent in those days. So as my career developed, I hit somewhat of a burnout phase and stopped painting for a long time. In recent years, I’ve been practicing, strictly for fun. It’s something I want to get more into, and I feel very inspired to have this new corner to set up!
Someone on Insta said it was like The Notebook…. into it!
The biggest change I want to make in this space now is that it needs WAY more plants. I want it to be a jungle in there. So I’ll be aggressively hunting this month for more, more, more! That’ll probably be my new weekend hobby.
The string lights are from West Elm last summer. We just got them hung this past week. The gold sconces are from Schoolhouse Electric (I love them).
If you want to learn more about painting brick, see here. We used a sprayer for this room.
I am still planning to update the paint color on the trim… we’ve got a pretty intense to-do list these next few months. We’re working to complete ten rooms by June!
These chairs are one of the two things that came with the house. I love them in this room, so this is their home. Maybe just need some cushions?
Well as you can see, we’ve come a long way, but we still have quite a bit to do. I’m happy we have a photoshoot deadline in June, though, because that means it will be complete to just LIVE LIFE IN for the rest of summer and autumn. What a nice thought! 🙂
Thanks for following along throughout this whole process! If you have Snapchat, my username is @elsielarson and I post random house updates almost every day over there. Have an amazing day! xx- Elsie
Credits//Author and Photography: Elsie Larson. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.
I love plants! I want a jungle, too. 🙂 It’s looking great so far. You might want to check out Moore & Moore on Highway 100, right by Chaffin’s Barn, close to Loveless, for more plants. Good luck in your hunt!
I always love your color choices!
https://www.etsy.com/shop/InsaneSucculents I’d be honored to serve you fine ladies!
I love the trim paint color it is now!
I haven’t been to Nashville, but might it not get too hot in there without ceiling fans in the summer?
I love these photos. I love sunrooms. We have one here at our home as well and it is totally my favorite room. I’m even sitting there now. I’ll tag you on Instagram, Elsie so you can see. Love all the progress you’ve made. That white brick is SO much better.
wow 10 rooms…. My house has 7 rooms and I don’t have a small house. So funny the dutch houser are so much smaller than the american…
Amazing space! I love everything especially the rug ♡
We actually do have one, but with these progress reports I’m not always ready to share the whole room… it’s still very disheveled. It’s coming through! I promise!
We’re not. So, the room has an AC unit (for those HOT summer months) and it works REALLY well at cooling the space. Then when it’s nice out, like during these spring months, we open the windows a lot. So hopefully we will not miss the two fans. 🙂 The new lights are much more pretty at night.
Check out the Bertoia Loom Chair — I think it’s amazing and is *defo* up your alley! I bet you can make something amazing in that style, if you like it!
Close to it! We closed last year in May. 🙂
Are you going replace the ceiling fan with perhaps a corner wall mounted one on the days when you need a bit of breeze? love the artist corner!
Please please please get a wide angle lens. These house updates are killing me without wide angle shots.
Hi Elsie! Found you have a great project there!! I am delighted to see how the trim color matches a tissue I have bought for my barbecue table benches pillows and something like that would certainly enhance your chairs! I will send you a photo through the Instagram!
Tks for sharing!
Wow, I’m jealous! What a beautiful space! Nice job!
It is looking absolutely great! I love the colors that you chose. The sunroom feels so fresh and vibrant.
It already looks amazing,I can really imagine sitting there on a lazy Sunday. And the light is perfect for painting!
So jealous. I wish my house had a sunroom! What a beautiful space to relax & be inspired in.