New Office/Work space in the Sun-room!

Hello and thanks for stopping by today! 🙂

I am SO excited to finally share our sun-room with you all. It’s not completely finished, but I’m very happy with the recent changes we’ve made. If you follow me on Instagram or you’ve seen photos of our living room in one of my home tours, you may have noticed a pair of white french doors. Well…those doors lead to our sun-room.

This room has been a tricky space to figure out. I’ve tried turning it into a play room, a guest bedroom, even just a sitting room. But the fact of the matter is that we just never went out there. Occasionally I would go out there to read in the summer time, but that was about it. The windows on every wall made the space especially difficult to decorate.

When we purchased our home, the sun-room was a very dark yellow, and right next to the french doors was a large, orange-y stained closet. Here is a photo of the space when we moved in:

And here is the giant orange closet:

One of the first projects we tackled after moving in was tearing this closet out. My husband came up with the awesome idea to keep the bottom portion and turn it into bench seating, almost so that we could create a little reading nook. We recently added a shelf and corbels, and this is what the space looks like now…

Since all of my sewing/painting/craft supplies are in our basement, I have to haul it all upstairs every time I work on a project. Not only that, but I usually do everything at the dining room table. When it’s time for dinner, I have to clear it all off and put it all away so that we have space to eat. Well, this past March the light bulb went off. What if I tuned my sun-room into an office/work space?!

The piece that honestly kick started this whole project was this gorgeous Davenport Wood Mirror sent to me from 33rd Floor Decor, the same home decor company that sent me the gorgeous Henley Trays I’m using on my buffet in our dining room. Guys…I cannot say enough about this stunning statement piece!!

When 33rd Floor Decor reached out to me, I chose this mirror with our entry way in mind. Once I got it and hung it up, it was just too large for the space. I’m SO happy that it didn’t work out there, because the beautiful, rustic finish is so perfect against our white, bead board covered nook!

I love how the finish looks weathered and old even though it’s brand new!

The pegs are so perfect for hanging material or bags of craft supplies.

I apologize for the photo overload…I just couldn’t stop taking photos of this gorgeous mirror! 🙂

If you’re interested in purchasing one for yourself, you can click here. 🙂

On the shelf above the mirror we added some galvanized bins that will hold ribbon, paint, fabric, brushes, etc.

I love the contrast of the wood, white and metal. 🙂

For my “desk” space, I simply painted an old table that my grandpa gave me. I wanted a large work area for sewing and painting projects, and this drop-leaf table fit the space perfectly.

The chairs were a Goodwill find…$15 each!!! 😀

The rug I used is also part of a fun collaboration I had with Well Woven rugs. The color ties into the darker woods found in the chairs as well as my rustic planter trash can I found while thrifting. I love the pattern and the rug fits perfectly in the space!

You aren’t seeing the left side of the room because I’m working on a file cabinet that will go there. Across from the table (where I’m sitting when I took this photo) isn’t quite finished yet either, but here’s a sneak peek. 😉

That’s all for now, friends! What do you think? For all of you DIYers out there, what space do you use to craft and create? I hope I utilize this space, I just LOVE being out there now so I feel like I really will. 🙂

Thanks for reading! I appreciate you all so much!

Much love, 🙂

Andrea

 

 

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7 Comments

  1. What a great way to use that room. Every home needs a craft/sewing room???. I love the war you have decorated it. You have a real good eye for arranging items.

  2. I love it! I’m adding a craft table to my home office now because I have the same issues with starting a project and then having to clean up before I’m finished (that kitchen table thing). It’s so nice to have a space that’s organized, where you have all of your supplies and the room to create.

    1. I completely agree!! Thank you so much for following along and reading my blog. 🙂 It means so much, Connie!!

    1. Hi Melinda! I apologize for the late response!! Thank you so much for your sweet comment. Unfortunately the color was something we had custom mixed to match the exterior of our home in order to do some touch ups. It is one of the most asked about colors in our home, so I’m going to have it remixed so that I can share it here on the blog very soon! 🙂

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