Before & Afters Home Improvement

Sunroom. Finished. Finally.

25 August, 2013
sunroom

Cue the sigh of relief.

Our sunroom was one of the reasons I started this blog.  Sharing the good, bad, and ugly of DIY home improvement projects along with other Chandler shenanigans.  That was one and a half years ago.  It took me ONE AND A HALF years to complete one room.  Clearly, my life is lacking of motivation and full of procrastination.  Fortunately, the little bean growing inside of me fixed that and now I am absolutely trying to check off that to-do list I made back in January.

Our house is certainly not the nicest or fanciest, but I am a believer that you can truly make a house your home with a little effort and TLC.

The following sunrooms were my inspiration:

1. Love the ceiling, chandy, and neutral palette with pops of color.

2.  Again, love the unique ceiling and the tile.  Love the fireplace too…but that was a no go.
3.  Ceiling inspiration.
4.  Color!!
Via Southern Living

Hope you guys enjoy the before and after pics!

First up are the before pics:    *After searching for about an hour for good before pics…these are all that I could find :-(*

This first picture is terrible, but it shows yellow walls, tiny trim, pink tile, pinkish wicker with flowery cushions.

sunroombeforechristmas

The next pic shows the plain jane ceiling just when I started working on adding the coffered ceiling.

ceiling before

Trim removed.

suntrimremoved

Well…that is pretty much all of the before pics I have for ya…now to the after!

After watching a ton of youtube videos I installed a coffered ceiling…ALL BY MYSELF!  Holla!  Okay…okay…Craig did hold the 2x4s while I drilled them into the studs. 😛  They’ve been up for about a year now and haven’t fallen on our heads yet, so I’d say it was a pretty successful project.  What I learned:  Using MDF as opposed to pine is so much easier because they are always the same exact size and you don’t have to worry about the boards being warped.

I decided to paint the ceiling to help the bright white beams pop a little more.  Don’t ask how much crown molding I went through before I finally figured it out…

coffered ceiling

Next, I removed all of the trim and replaced it with bigger trim.  In hindsight, I would have left the trim and simply added extra trim around the existing trim.  Lived and learned.  I really wanted to make the top part of the windows and doors chunkier, but by the time the basic trim and window apron was put in place…I was pretty much over it…

trim

Repainted the walls.  Color: Perfect Greige Sherwin Williams

Perfect Greige Sherwin Williams

Next, up was the terrible task of replacing the tile.  Craig and I had a BLAST pulling up all of the tile and backerboard.

sunroombefore

Craig picked out our new tile.  I’m not gonna lie…I kinda love it too.  It’s very rustic.  If it were up to him, we would be living up in the woods somewhere in a dark cabin with moose heads all over the walls, which is weird because he is far from being a mountain man.  I will admit that I did not lay this tile.  My uncle did…I watched…and of course…learned.

Mountain Timber Canyon Porcelain Plank from Floor and Decor

Mountain Timber Canyon Porcelain Plank from Floor and Decor

I made some new curtains…sort of.  I like to have nice long panels and I just could not find any that I liked for less than $200…A PANEL.  Craziness. So, I actually found the 84″ linen panels on sale for $19.99 at JCPennys and I added fabric to the bottom using the no-sew method.  It adds length, pattern, and color.

No sew curtains to add length

Almost finished!  Next up, I switched out the light fixture.  Can you believe this house had this fan in almost every room?  So far we have replaced 4…only one more to go!  I now have a collection of white fans in my basement…any takers?  I have to mention that I am in LOVE with this chandelier…IN LOVE.  Like…I want to cuddle with it in love…

Savoy House Abilene Chandelier from Progressive Lighting

Savoy House Abilene Chandelier from Progressive Lighting

The wicker furniture came with the house.  It’s pretty comfy and free is ALWAYS good.  What was not good was its pink tinted color.  Easy spray paint fix.

wicker

The faded flowery cushion fabric had to go, so I had them reupholstered.  Having things reupholstered is pretty expensive (to me).  Definitely need to add that to the list of things to learn to do.

reupholsteredcushions

Not sure what that dog is doing. He’s an odd one.

Last, but not least, comes the fun decorating part!  I have no idea what my decorating style is…aside from being schizophrenic.  I just go with the flow.  While I enjoy cute vignettes, I have become a fan of simplifying life and ridding myself of so much “stuff”.   Which is why I decided against adding shelving to the one good wall in the room.  I just felt like it would have made things a little cluttered, especially next to the chalkboard plant stand.  More pics ahead…yay!!!

sunroom

sunroom

I ordered this great ottoman online, which I normally don’t do.  I am generally a “must touch and see before I buy” type of person.  Considering the fantastic price I took my chances and so glad that I did.  Me likey.

teal ottoman from World Market

Ottoman from World Market

sunroom

Sheepskin rug from Amazon.com.

See that sheepskin rug lying across the settee?  Another online purchase.  I had plans to put it under the ottoman, but it ended up being way too small.  I thought, well…I can buy another one and lie them down together…but have you guys ever felt a sheepskin rug?  They are so thick and fluffy and soft and cloud like.  I decided that I didn’t want to get it dirty so I threw it across the settee so that I can rub my face against it whenever I want.  I’m so weird…

sheepskin rug

So soft and fluffy.

The one good wall that I mentioned before.

sunroom

Can anyone spot the photo bomber?

photo frame

chalkboard plant stand

Plant stand from Kirkland’s.

Since the sheepskin rug didn’t work out…I thought I’d try another farm animal.  Cowhide.  I asked my mom if she liked it.  Her response…”that poor cow.”  Me: “Umm…do you eat beef?”  Mom: “Well…yes.”

I am feeling a little iffy about it though.  It kinda blends in with the tile.  What do you all think?

cowhide rug

Rug from Sunland Home Decor

That’s it people.  After a year and a half of having my kitchen and living area a complete mess, it is such a relief to be finished with this project.  HUGE RELIEF.

Let me know if you have any questions or comments about anything and thank you so much for visiting <3

I’m going to go rub my face against sheepskin now.

Bye.

signew

 

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167 Comments

  • Reply Wendy Rose 25 August, 2013 at 5:24 am

    VERY nice! You are so talented! I can’t wait to se what you are going to do with the nursery!

    • Reply Luisa 25 August, 2013 at 11:45 am

      Thank you for your sweet comment Wendy!

  • Reply Craig Chandler 25 August, 2013 at 6:08 am

    You did a fantastic job!!! Love you!

    • Reply Luisa 25 August, 2013 at 11:46 am

      Love you too boo!

  • Reply Carol Prothro 25 August, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    I am so impressed! You certainly have a talent for decorating and the nursery will surely be amazing! Keep up the great creations, hope you are feeling well. Love, Aunt carol

    • Reply Luisa 26 August, 2013 at 3:14 am

      Thank you so much Aunt Carol! The second trimester is treating me well :-)

  • Reply Christy@Confessions of a Serial DIYer 25 August, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Love LOVE love LOVE…ok I guess you know what I think! I LOVE it ! :)

    • Reply Luisa 26 August, 2013 at 3:15 am

      Awww…thank you so much Christy. I’m so glad that you LOVE it! P.S. I do too :-)

  • Reply Marty@A Stroll Thru Life 26 August, 2013 at 2:32 am

    Oh my goodness, I love everything, so pretty and what an inviting space. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me party that will be live this afternoon. http://www.astrollthrulife.net

    Marty

    • Reply Luisa 26 August, 2013 at 3:16 am

      Thank you for visiting and thank you for the invite Marty!

  • Reply Ali Burtt | Pies and Puggles 26 August, 2013 at 2:34 am

    Wow, GORGEOUS makeover! You must be so happy to have it finished and it looks wonderful. Great job!

    • Reply Luisa 26 August, 2013 at 3:18 am

      Oh man…”happy” to be finished is an understatement! That you for visiting!

  • Reply Donnamae 26 August, 2013 at 2:43 am

    You did a fantastic job with the room! It’s sophisticated and casual all put together. I’m gonna look around your blog now…excuse me! 😉

    • Reply Luisa 26 August, 2013 at 3:18 am

      Glad you like it!

  • Reply Carol Cook 26 August, 2013 at 2:49 am

    Your room is amazing. A neighbor is thinking of tile similar to yours if it is what I see – tile that looks like wood. She described it and said I had to see it to know how pretty it looks.

    I found you via Give Me the Goods and now have to look around your blog to see what other wonderful things you have done.

    That ceiling – WOW!

  • Reply Sherry 26 August, 2013 at 3:14 am

    Luisa, Your sunroom is Gorgeous and the ceiling….WOW! This is my first time visiting and I am now following via email.
    xx,
    Sherry

    • Reply Luisa 27 August, 2013 at 2:42 am

      Thank you Sherry :-)

  • Reply Luisa 26 August, 2013 at 3:20 am

    Thank you so much Carol! You are right…the tile is made to look like petrified wood. I love all of the natural colors from tan to gray it exhibits.

  • Reply Dawn @ We Call It Junkin 26 August, 2013 at 3:52 am

    Just gorgeous! You did a great job! I’m hoping to build a sunroom soon and yours is great inspiration. Dawn @ We Call It Junkin

    • Reply Luisa 27 August, 2013 at 2:43 am

      Yay!! Thank you so much Dawn! Best of luck with yours!

  • Reply Iris 26 August, 2013 at 4:28 am

    Your sunroom is beautiful. You achieved the look in your inspiration photos. I think the tile is amazing. It keeps the room from being too neutral. I do not care for the hide rug. It really (at least in the photos) does not show up much against the rug or furniture. I think a faded color flat weave would be my choice. I do absolutely love the room and would let you design a room in my house. Good fortune to you and the “bean”.

    • Reply Luisa 27 August, 2013 at 2:44 am

      Thank you for your input Iris. I’m still on the ledge about the hide rug. We shall see!

  • Reply Kayla 26 August, 2013 at 6:01 am

    Absolutely beautiful updates! I’d love if you’d link up to The DIYers. http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-diyers-and-last-weeks-top-three.html

    • Reply Luisa 27 August, 2013 at 2:45 am

      Thank you Kayla and thank you for the invite.

  • Reply Martina 26 August, 2013 at 6:21 am

    What a stunning transformation!! Your sunroom looks beautiful!
    Love love that tile floor!

    • Reply Luisa 27 August, 2013 at 2:46 am

      Thank you! I guess the hubs did good :-)

  • Reply phyllis 26 August, 2013 at 7:03 am

    I love all the upgrades you did to the sun room, I especially love all the neutral colors in the cushions and couch leaving the pops of color in the accessories and pillows so you can change it without much trouble or money…I love the rug you chose and I like the way it blends with the floor to continue the neutral feeling of light airy and spacious….love your choices…come on over for a visit, i am a follow or will soon be…Phyllis

    • Reply Luisa 27 August, 2013 at 2:51 am

      Hi Phyllis! Thanks for stopping by :-) It was my exact plan to leave the big stuff neutral and add pops of color with the little stuff. So glad that you like it!

  • Reply Allison 26 August, 2013 at 8:19 am

    Oh gosh! The room is absolutely lovely! Well worth the wait (and pain and cursing!) Dropping by from Met Monday. Hope you’ll come see my grandson’s playroom.

    Allison
    Atticmag

    • Reply Luisa 27 August, 2013 at 2:53 am

      Yes…you are right Allison…it was well worth the wait!

  • Reply Tricia @ Simplicity in the South 26 August, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! I think I’d have to take turns rubbing the sheepskin rug and the beautifully rustic tile while I gaze at the coffered ceiling. :)

    • Reply Luisa 27 August, 2013 at 3:01 am

      Lol!! That’s exactly what I do! I’ve been meaning to ask you a question about your recent wall demo. Gonna hop over to your blog in a min! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Reply Marie 26 August, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    This is gorgeous! And way to go on doing the ceiling thing on your own.

    • Reply Luisa 27 August, 2013 at 3:14 am

      Thanks Marie!

  • Reply SwedishCornerDownUnder...Pernilla 26 August, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    Fabulous!! Love the flooring – so rustic and beautiful! The whole room is fantastic :)
    Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

    • Reply Luisa 27 August, 2013 at 3:14 am

      Thank you so much Pernilla :-)

  • Reply Megan @ Our Pinteresting Family 27 August, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Everything is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the new flooring and that ceiling is just like a piece of art. :) I’m so glad I saw this at the DIY Dreamer party.

  • Reply Ellya Brill 27 August, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Beautiful sun room! You did a fantastic job!

    Ellya

    • Reply Luisa 28 August, 2013 at 2:13 pm

      So glad you like it!

  • Reply Heather 27 August, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Oh my goodness! This looks amazing, Luisa! Congrats on your “little bean” and your new room. I LOVE the ottoman, the sheep skin, the cowhide, and the new curtains! Love it all!

    • Reply Luisa 28 August, 2013 at 2:11 pm

      I appreciate your kind comment Heather :-)

  • Reply Tammy @ The Colored Door 27 August, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Wow! Your room looks amazing! I love what you did with your drapes. Very nice job.

    Tammy @ thecoloreddoor.blogspot.com

    • Reply Luisa 28 August, 2013 at 2:12 pm

      Thanks Tammy! It was super easy :-) Maybe one day I will learn to sew…

  • Reply Michele/Finch Rest 27 August, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    You did an amazing job with this awesome space – WOW!

    Well done, looks incredible.

    LOVE that pic of your fella, what a classic look, haha.

    So glad this turned out so beautifully for you.

    • Reply Luisa 28 August, 2013 at 2:15 pm

      I know…his face says it all doesn’t it? Ha! Thank you so much for stopping by!

  • Reply Manuela@ A Cultivated Nest 27 August, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    Oh your puppy is so cute! Your sunroom is absolutely stunning! The view looks amazing too!

    • Reply Luisa 28 August, 2013 at 2:18 pm

      Thank you Manuela!

  • Reply Selena 28 August, 2013 at 12:44 am

    That floor is fabulous. Where did you get the tile?

  • Reply Krista thehappyhousie 28 August, 2013 at 4:03 am

    Oh my goodness, this is SUCH a STUNNING and AMAZING transformation! WOW!! I love this!

    We would love for you to link up at our new mega-party Work it Wednesday if you haven’t already. Each link will be shown on 4 blogs! Work it Wednesday

    – Krista @ the happy housie

    • Reply Luisa 28 August, 2013 at 2:23 pm

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment Krista and thanks for the invite!

  • Reply the cape on the corner 28 August, 2013 at 4:50 am

    oh my gosh, what a great change. I love that wall color and your ceiling details! amazing!!

    • Reply Luisa 28 August, 2013 at 2:30 pm

      You guys are making me blush! Haha! Thank you so much and I am so glad you like!

  • Reply Corey @ Tinysidekick 28 August, 2013 at 5:18 am

    What a lovely room! You have the perfect amount of color and it looks so relaxing! Great job. I’m loving the curtains you made!
    Corey from TinySidekick.com

    • Reply Luisa 28 August, 2013 at 2:31 pm

      Thanks Corey…they were sooooo easy to make!

  • Reply Lisa Conley 28 August, 2013 at 8:44 am

    WOW…amazing room. YOU have a new fan.

    ~ Lisa frim Indiana ~

    • Reply Luisa 28 August, 2013 at 2:33 pm

      Yaayyy! Thank you Lisa :-)

  • Reply Julia Kendrick 28 August, 2013 at 8:50 am

    I love your sunroom! it is bright and colorful and I LOVE the flooring! We are hoping to build a sunroom/therapy room for my special needs son in a few months and I am going to use your room as inspiration. Thanks for sharing! I pinned. Julia @ http://www.juliakendrick.com

    • Reply Luisa 28 August, 2013 at 2:34 pm

      Aaww…thank you Julia. I hope that you guys are able to do that for your sweet son :-)

  • Reply Kerry@homecrush 28 August, 2013 at 9:33 am

    How pretty this all is! I’m blown away that you did your ceiling — what a big job, and it looks fantastic!

    • Reply Luisa 28 August, 2013 at 2:36 pm

      Thank you Kerry. You know…when I look back, I wonder how I ever did it too…ha! Pure determination I guess!

  • Reply Jena 28 August, 2013 at 9:45 am

    Oh wow Luisa, your sunroom looks AMAZING! I can totally relate with the projects that take forever along with the procrastination. Don’t even ask me about the few last little details I have to get to in our kitchen…that we started about 3 years ago. Perfect Greige looks SO good in here and I would love to feature this on my paint color blog, Involving Color. Let me know if you’re interested!

    • Reply Luisa 28 August, 2013 at 2:37 pm

      Hi there Jena! So glad you like! I would love to be featured on your blog :-)

      • Reply Jena 10 September, 2013 at 1:33 am

        I’m featuring this today! Thanks so much!

  • Reply Robin @ happilyhomeafter.blogspot.com 28 August, 2013 at 10:27 am

    Lovely room, great transformation … no a single item resembles its former self! Glad to meet another person who uses their sheepskin rug as a throw, mine covers the entire sofa and I don’t know who likes laying there better, my puppy or me! New follower by email.

    • Reply Luisa 28 August, 2013 at 2:44 pm

      Ha! I haven’t shared my sheepskin with the doggies yet…keeping it a secret for as long as I can, because if I do not, then it will be game over!! Thanks so much for stopping by and thank you for following :-)

  • Reply Amber Tysl 28 August, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Hi! I’m hoping I didn’t miss something but where did you get your light fixture? I’m in love with your sunroom especially the ottoman…sigh…love tufted things! :)

    -Amber

  • Reply kathy 29 August, 2013 at 9:21 am

    I love it!

    • Reply Luisa 1 September, 2013 at 2:39 am

      So glad!

  • Reply Corinna Ashley 29 August, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    It’s SOOOOO0o00000 beautiful! I’m absolutely swooning over here! Gosh I hope ours turns out this beautiful once we get around to fixing it up!

    • Reply Luisa 1 September, 2013 at 2:40 am

      You are toooo kind! I’m sure yours will turn out perfect!

  • Reply Angela @ CreativeBlossoming.com 29 August, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Wonderful makeover! The space feels so light and airy now—perfect for a sunroom. Great job!

    • Reply Luisa 1 September, 2013 at 2:40 am

      Thank you Angela. We are so excited to have our sunroom back.

  • Reply Terry 29 August, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Well Done!

    • Reply Luisa 1 September, 2013 at 2:41 am

      Thank you!

  • Reply Rachel Paxton 30 August, 2013 at 8:51 am

    AMAZING!!! I absolutely love it. Where did you get that fabulous ottoman? Thanks so much for linking up to Give Me the Goods. :)

    Rachel @ Maison de Pax

    • Reply Luisa 1 September, 2013 at 2:42 am

      Hi Rachel! The ottoman is from World Market. Thank you for the party!!

  • Reply Alaina 1 September, 2013 at 12:56 am

    I love all the changes. The ceiling WOW! Where did you order the ottoman from? Also I have never seen tile like that, sorces?

    • Reply Luisa 1 September, 2013 at 2:45 am

      Hi Alaina! I’ve upadated the post with sources. The ottoman is from World Market and the tile is called Mountain Timber Canyon Porcelain Plank and I found it at Floor & Decor. Thank you so much for stopping by!

  • Reply Nikki 1 September, 2013 at 4:04 am

    I LOVE this room!!!! I would live here all the time! The chandelier might be my favorite part :)

    • Reply Luisa 2 September, 2013 at 1:36 am

      Nikki…I am pretty sure the chandy is my favorite part too! Thank you so much for stopping by!

  • Reply Kathryn Griffin @TheDedicatedHouse 1 September, 2013 at 6:28 am

    Luisa, it’s gorgeous! You are one of the fan favorites today at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on over and grab a Sunday Showcase feature button. Here is the link to the Sunday Showcase. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2013/09/sunday-showcase-from-make-it-pretty.html Hope to see your prettiness again tomorrow at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

    • Reply Luisa 2 September, 2013 at 1:36 am

      Yayyyy!!! Thank you soooo very much Kathryn :-)

  • Reply Anne 1 September, 2013 at 8:37 am

    What a stunning transformation! I love how serene and relaxing this room looks. Enjoy!
    Anne

    • Reply Luisa 2 September, 2013 at 1:43 am

      Thank you very much Anne…I was going for relaxing!

  • Reply Dianntha 1 September, 2013 at 10:30 am

    I am in love with this room. We will be adding one within the next year and it is so exciting to see one already done! Dianntha

    • Reply Luisa 2 September, 2013 at 1:46 am

      yayyy! Sunrooms are the best!

  • Reply aimee 1 September, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    I love your room!! It is so sunny and warm and HAPPY! Great job!!-aimee

    • Reply Luisa 2 September, 2013 at 1:49 am

      Thank you Aimee…it makes me happy that’s for sure!!

  • Reply Kim 1 September, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Beautiful room makeover. Love the drapes and that ottoman is gorgeous. I love the new floor. I would love to replace our tile floor, but I am sure hubby will not go for that since we laid it in the first place.

    • Reply Luisa 2 September, 2013 at 1:51 am

      Hi Kim! I am very familiar with your sunroom and it is gorgeous! Your tile floor is very classy and timeless and most of all…not pink! I understand what you mean about replacing it though…I don’t think the hubby will ever volunteer to pull up tile again!! Thanks so much for stopping by :-)

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  • Reply Sarah 1 September, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Luisa, I’ve lived though my share of home redo projects, so I know how frustrating it is to live with construction. Though, in the end, it is very rewarding. Your sunroom is gorgeous. Love the ceiling detail. You two did a fantastic job!

    • Reply Luisa 2 September, 2013 at 1:57 am

      Thank you so much Sarah! Now I can actually invite someone over without being embarrassed about all the “stuff” lying around everywhere!!

  • Reply Petra 1 September, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    I’m a sheepskin-face-rubber too! I must say that room is GOR-GEOUS! You have a way with colours. And the moo-cow rug is subtle yet cosy. Pat on the back to you for doing that ceiling – wow-wee! :-)

    • Reply Luisa 2 September, 2013 at 1:59 am

      Haha! Glad I’m not the only sheepskin face rubber!! Thank you so much for stopping by!

  • Reply Suzan 2 September, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    It’s amazing – absolutely amazing – looks like it belongs in a magazine :)
    XOXO

    • Reply Luisa 5 September, 2013 at 10:11 am

      Awww…thank you Suzan for your sweet comment! Made me smile! :-)

  • Reply Judy 3 September, 2013 at 2:52 am

    Absolutely stunning! I love it. I will be featuring it tonight at my Sizzle into Summer party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I’ve Been Featured button. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com

    • Reply Luisa 5 September, 2013 at 10:15 am

      Woohoo! Thank you Judy!

  • Reply amy @ commona-my house 3 September, 2013 at 5:24 am

    I am so impressed! I selected you as one of my Features this week on Give Me the Goods Monday link party! Love your details and amazed by your coffered ceilings! WOW! Amazing Job! THanks for linking up!
    http://commona-myhouse.blogspot.com/2013/09/give-me-goods-sunday-features-no-23.html

    • Reply Luisa 5 September, 2013 at 10:20 am

      Well thank you so much for the party and I reallly appreciate the feature!!!

  • Reply Christine Leahy (@women_stand_up) 3 September, 2013 at 7:38 am

    Sunroom stunner! Love the ottoman so much I can’t stand it! That tile is beautiful. What’s it called? Where did you buy it?

    • Reply Luisa 5 September, 2013 at 10:21 am

      Hey Christine! Thanks for the love! The tile is called Mountain Timber Canyon Porcelain Plank and I actually purchased it at Floor & Decor in Kennesaw!

  • Reply Brandi @ Nest of Bliss 3 September, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Amazing transformation.. I don’t think I would ever leave that room!

    • Reply Luisa 5 September, 2013 at 10:27 am

      Thank you so much Brandi!

  • Reply Pinky at Designs by Pinky 3 September, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    WOW!!! You did an amazing job on this room! I love everything! I do like the cowhide and actually likehow it blends with the floor. I also would have kept the sheep skin on the settee to bury my face in:):)

    • Reply Luisa 5 September, 2013 at 10:28 am

      Thank you so much for your comment. The rug is beginning to grow on me!

  • Reply Michelle 3 September, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Love your blog. Found it through Southern Savvy Style. Cant wait to find a follow button 😀
    Michelle / newengland-style.com

    • Reply Luisa 5 September, 2013 at 10:33 am

      Thank you so much for visiting and so glad you like!

  • Reply Diana W. 4 September, 2013 at 7:44 am

    Great job! Two thumbs up on the coffered ceiling! I’m soooo impressed! I’ve reupholstered several chairs, but have never attempted to sew a cushion cover. Think I may need to get on that. Now, since you asked, I’m going to tell you I’m not feeling the cowhide. I think it blends in with the floor, I also think a white and blue rug would be FAB there. I’m your newest follower because I’m loving your writing style and the way you do things.

    • Reply Luisa 5 September, 2013 at 10:38 am

      I really appreciate your opinion Diana! From the comments it seems that half like and half don’t…ha! Well…that’s okay. Rugs are so easy to change out right?? So excited to have a new follower too!

  • Reply Sherry 4 September, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Just beautiful!
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    • Reply Luisa 5 September, 2013 at 10:41 am

      THANK YOU!!!

  • Reply Mary Deckert 4 September, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Beautiful room ~ even prettier than your inspiration rooms. I found you today through Savvy Southern Style’s Wow Us Wednesday. Your room is at the top of the blog (in case you haven’t seen it!) Anyway, I saw the photo and thought “oh, please have a link to that chandelier…and you did! I love it too ~ thank you!

    • Reply Luisa 5 September, 2013 at 10:44 am

      Yaaayyy!! I’m so glad you like the space Mary! Thank you very much for your sweet comment!

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    Absolutely stunning!! Thank you so much for linking this to Grace at Home–I featured you today! :)

    • Reply Luisa 7 September, 2013 at 3:31 am

      I am tickled pink that you featured me!! Thank you and so happy that you liked it!

  • Reply marlin 5 September, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Absolutely stunning ! Love how choose the colors !! Perhaps you will enjoy to sit there with your morning coffee and bright sun :)

    Best,
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    • Reply Luisa 7 September, 2013 at 3:32 am

      Absolutely! It is perfect for for that! Thank you for the sweet comment!

  • Reply Sandy 6 September, 2013 at 2:21 am

    Hi Luisa! Kudos on your sunroom! Of course you already know it’s fab because you love it. Not only that it’s been featured on so many fantastic blogs. I love your little photo stealer! My dogs are always ready for a photo opportunity. I’d say your room looks just as good as your inspiration photos. I love the sheepskin draped over the settee. I love the cow print but I’d probably go with faux (that’s she me) I adore cows, and occasionally eat beef. I’d cuddle with that chandy too! I adore your plant stand and everything on it and the ottoman is fab! Best of all, the floor and the ceiling! You go girl!

    • Reply Luisa 7 September, 2013 at 3:44 am

      Oh my gosh Sandy! Thank you so much :-))))) All the features have floored me and I really appreciate them. I visited your blog and your dogs are precious!!! Thank you so much for stopping by!

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        Thanks Luisa! I’m amazed that you did the coffered ceiling yourself. I’ll be back for many visits, I’m sure.

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      Thank you so much for your kind comment Suzanne and thank you for the party invite!!

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      Thanks Kathy. I have a confession to make…there is nothing old about that frame. I purchased it at Pier 1…it is actually made to hold frames! 😛

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      Thank you so much! It is definitely my happy place!

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