One of our favorite rooms to spend time in is our three season room. This also happens to be one of our biggest renovation projects and one of the most drastic transformations in our home to date.
This is how the room originally looked. It was functional, but we knew that we would be able to make some changes that would make the room a really special space. Mike was immediately excited about sprucing up the plain floors. When we moved in, the floor was concrete with just a few stones set in.
One of the first projects that we took on prior to moving in was re-painting all of the doors in the house. The sunroom was our staging area for all of the paint! Our first house purchase was literally a roll of black plastic to cover up the windows while we sprayed the doors.
I was worried what the neighbors would think of us...from the outside it looked like we were making a black dungeon!! In reality, we were just trying not to inhale the paint fumes from the paint sprayer. You can see more of what the original floor looked like in this picture too.
Fast forward a few months to December! The room had remained a trash/staging/storage area while we had been working on our kitchen and other projects inside. We already had to cut through the aluminum ceiling for another project, so one day while I was at work, Mike ripped out THE WHOLE CEILING. WITHOUT CONSULTING ME.
When I saw the plan that he had for the ceiling, I felt better about the SURPRISE ceiling removal. He used cedar to create a new ceiling in the room. This is what it looked like in progress, and before we stained the raw wood.
After the ceiling was complete, it was on to the floors. I was dying to have a herringbone somewhere in the house, and we decided this was just the place for it.
Here is the beautiful herringbone floor!
After we completed the floors and stained the ceiling, we installed a chandelier and a fan. The previous owners had two fans, but we wanted to create a separate "living" and "dining" area, and thought that a chandelier would be beautiful above a table that we had been holding onto for the room. Next we added the furniture - dining table and chairs and an outdoor couch.
Next, to really finish the room, my favorite part...adding in accessories and plants. We went to IKEA and terrain and found some perfect additions to complete the room. I knew that I wanted to have tons of plants in the room and was so happy to find the perfect planters to place all along the window ledge.
Another addition was the TV in the corner of the room. This was an ongoing argument between Mike and I for a few weeks. I was happy with the peaceful room, but Mike insisted that we would spend more time outside if we could hang out and watch TV out there too. Similar to the ceiling project...I came home one day and there was a TV hanging on the wall. I hate to admit it but he was right....I love having the TV out there.
This room is really an extension of our house and we have loved using it as a second living room and dining room.