Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Makeover Inspiration

[Country Living]

This gorgeous daybed is similar to the one I intend on putting in the sun room.

My husband and I have been dreaming up ways to create a room to enjoy our back property more. We long for a living space, full of natural light, and gorgeous french doors that walk out to our back deck. It could be a place to sit and read, while taking in the view of our wooded lot. Or, a small space for entertaining, where, in good weather, the doors could be opened to the deck adding more space.

The only catch is, in order to make that happen, we'd have to give up our main floor master bedroom. It would be a huge renovation, and not entirely worth the time and money.

After much thought and planning, we think we've come up with a fairly easy solution. Our main entrance is currently the back door. We have a small front entrance with a little breezeway and closet that is never used. It's just always been that way I guess. Our back entrance is accessed from our back deck, through a set of french doors and into our back sun room. It's a smaller space that's off the kitchen, looking out back.

It's the perfect candidate for this lovely little room we've been dreaming of. It already has big, bright windows, allowing lots of natural light. One wall is almost entirely the french doors going out to our back deck. Since we have a front entrance, we can just make use of that. It would eliminate the constant traffic through the back room, making it feel more like a large, open mud room. It doesn't even need to be painted!

Needless to say, it should be a fairly simple transition! I've decided that this is going to be the major makeover for the month of February. Before pictures will be posted very soon, as well as some ideas for how I hope to transform the space.

Check back soon!


  1. Oh that sounds lovely...we use our little sunroom everyday!! Can't wait to see it!

  2. I can't wait to see...it's going to be gorgeous!!! Xoxoxo 1942charm.blogspot.com

  3. I think you are on to a great idea and plan. I'm looking forward to seeing your project...before and after!


  4. Oh, I can't wait to see either. The inspiration photo you have is just lovely.

    Linen + Verbena

  5. I've actually added many windows in my home to get more natural light. Natural light saves you money and is really good for you.


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