As our wedding day approaches and we prepare for the influx of family and friends, naturally we've decided to make our lives even more stressful by tarting up the old ranch a bit.
Honestly, it's been a great motivator to finish up those "oh - I'll get to it" type projects that never seem to creep forward.
The latest was the final transformation of our sunroom from unfinished pit with sagging ceilings and exposed insulation to a lush and lovely room where morning coffee is enjoyed amidst chirping birds and where the dogs can now destroy yet another piece of furniture in their quest to frighten away any marauding squirrels.
So - over the past few weeks, we've gone from this:
A classic antique settee gets an update with patterned cushions and a graphic rug. Contemporary leather swivel club chairs make the most of the compact space. (The art deco buffet is soon to leave, opening the room up even more)
The room's southwestern exposure ensures lots of light for plants in the winter time, but in the summer an oak Victorian reading table hosts a reproduction radio/turntable/CD player and a vintage cinnabar lamp. We framed a Motawi Craftsman tile in an oak period frame to make a key hanger inside the back door.
A 'found' Hoosier cabinet and wall-mounted hat and coat rack round out the room, providing storage and utility. Finally! A place for all my cookbooks!