Friday, July 5, 2013

Sunroom, Oh Sunroom...

Please take the clouds away...

Welcome to my sunroom - it has been a nice lil' hangout lately because...


....well, you see... we have been having lots of rain...

 
...LOTS of rain.  Our driveway is under this - yep, that is our front flower bed being swept away and normally this is just pasture field.
 

...A river runs through our front yard - NOT REALLY - but it looked like it.


We were under a flash flood Monday - and within a matter of minutes - this happened.  Fortunately, none of our property was damaged - just a few fences down and some flowers lost.  Absolutely nothing compared to what some people face during floods.  And a couple of hours later it was gone.


...But it hasn't stopped raining since so I've been hanging out in the brightest room of our house when I could and sprucing it up a bit.  I've been "loving on orange" lately so I thought I'd bring a lil' bit in the sunroom.  Here is what I did...
 
 
I layered a throw rug I had on my front porch over my check rug and brought in a bright orange pillow...
 

I added a few orange branches to my big vase...


Here was a project I did several months ago - I took grain scoops from the feed store and hung them on the wall - perfect wall sconces for a farmhouse don't you think?


I brought in an old farmhouse table I had at the cabin...


...one of my ferns sets atop an old column...


A year ago I purchased this old turkey grower grain sack already framed at a yard sale!  SCORE!


My lil' writing, reading corner / phone table...  Thanks Ms. Evelyn for my "Summer Cottage" magazine - I love it!

 
This is something I've had for years and I love it.  It is simply a table attached to an old door and it holds lots of lil' things I like or should I say....love.


One of those things is an old piece of cut wood I found in the barn.  Shaun's late father had it stashed away and I thought it was a beautiful piece of cedar.  I sanded it and I use it as a lil' lift plus it reminds me of Glen.
 

Another one of my favorite things is my one gallon old watering can gifted to me by my grandfather.  I never see cans this size - it is very special to me. 
 
You can see our Barn Light Electric Gooseneck lights outside.  They are still one of my favorite things about the exterior of our home.


You can see the table tucked in the left corner here.  I intend to paint it - just hasn't happened yet.


This room has a metal ceiling - something my hubby was set on but I love it just as much.  The fan however, not something I wanted but he said we needed it for air flow.  I agree he was right BUT a cool light would have been better.


Another project is to put a shelf here so I can have more places to set things - imagine that!


Thanks for looking around. 


Hope it brings you some sunshine like it has me lately.



Looking forward to the sun shining soon!
 
Happy Summer!
 

20 comments:

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Whoa, that is a lot of water! I'm glad it receded quickly!
Your sunroom is so beautiful!! I am lovin' the cheery pops of orange in the room!

Donna, The Decorated House said...

What a wonderful room to get away from too much rain or whatever! Just lovely.

Two Vintage Sisters - Robin and Pam said...

I LOVE this room. It is cheerful and cozy. Love the pops of orange. Thanks for sharing! Robin

Stacey said...

I just kinda really think you hung the moon when it comes to decorating. Your sunroom is amazing.

NanaDiana said...

Cathy- It looks absolutely stunning. Your house turned out looking so beautiful. That is a whole lotta water you got there though! I think that orange is bittersweet? It is my favorite shrub! xo Diana

cindy the cottage chick said...

Cathy, what a beautiful room! I can see why you spend so much time there :) So many great personalized touches with stories to tell. So glad there was no real damage with the flood thru your yard! I would've been panicking...we had a flash flood here in May, and my son awoke in his finished basement bedroom to a waterfall coming thru his window...ugh. Thankfully no permanent damage here either, but it was a pain to clean up!

Valerie Smith said...

Cathy,

The sunroom looks beautiful. We had rain like that right before Summer and did a bunch of damage to the farm. Now we're in a dryspell grrrr....Don't you wish it could just spread it self out, lol.

Hugs,

Valerie
Cottage Making Mommy
www.lovingmyheartandhome.blogspot.com

Town and Country Gals said...

Cathy,
your sunroom is perfect. Love the elements you've used, all my favorite things! Lovely! Even if it's raining, what a great place to cozy up with a cup of coffee!
We've been having days of rain here too, supposed to keep on till at least Sunday!
I've enjoyed browsing thru and am your newest follower, would love for you to visit me
Rebecca

Diane said...

What a pretty room, love all the details. That is a lot of water from the flash flood, but good thing it left as quickly as it came.

Melinda said...

What a great room--so comfy and cozy looking.

I am a ceiling fan fa.

Hope it stops raining soon.

:)

linda eller said...

We too, are being flooded due to all the rain, but I enjoyed touring your sun-room and all the things in it. Happy Saturday to you.

Trish said...

I love your sun room, so warm and inviting. The colors are perfect.

Tardevil said...

So thankful your house didn't get flooded. I adore your sunroom. I had one in our last house and miss it. That would be my favorite room if we had one. Your fil's wood piece is gorgeous. Hope the rain stops soon.

Charlotte Wohler said...

Loved viewing your sunroom!! We have a sunroom off our kitchen and we get so much enjoyment from it! A haven of peace and calm is how it feels to me. Thank you for sharing your haven from the rain!

Dori at The Red Feedsack said...

Cathy, OH MY WORD!!! This room is absolutely amazing. I've been loving orange lately too and I love how you've brought in nice touches of it. And the clock? That is awesome. I just love everything about it and I want it all! :-) ~ Dori ~

P.S. And that door with the table attached??? That is really amazing... I need to figure out how to make one! :-)

Beverly said...

Oh how I love your sunroom, Cathy. I would spend time there too. You did get a lot of water, glad it wasn't too much. We haven't had any here in Ca. and could sure use some.
Love your accents of orange. I have been loving orange too this summer.
Love your farmhouse and all the special touches you have done.

Jan said...

ADORE sunroom. Love the little pops of orange and that tin ceiling is like nothing I have ever seen~I would love that. This room would be where I would live for sure!

simplyfarmhouse said...

Beautiful...

Aldo Finney said...

If I have a sunroom like this, I'll be staying home more! From the smallest decoration to the color combination, everything is perfect! You definitely know how to bring out the best out of your sunroom, but the windows are what I like best. Thanks for sharing.
Aldo Finney @ JacobSunRoom.com

Chase Conely said...

Your sunroom is absolutely gorgeous! You surely know the furniture to set up in this room. Likewise, you made a great choice on the lighting fixtures too. They provide warmth and comfort to the place. But for me, the clock was truly the center of attraction, though. It was really huge! You'll never forget about your stay in there. Hehe!

Chase Conely @ G.M. Roth