Monday, December 26, 2011

The Sunroom..

...and just like the rest of our new home - it is still very much a work in progress.  My husband wanted a more "neutral" palette in this room - and trust me - when I see people who use all the lights and neutrals - I truly am drawn to them but when it comes to my own home - I'm a color girl - I can't help it.  So needless to say - I'm having trouble with this room - it is just burlap and navy - aaaaahhhh where is my red???  Don't worry - I think you will see it soon.  But till then - we will browse around a bit.

Excuse the absense of presents - they have already been opened ;-(  I miss them already.  Another project - paint coffee table and end tables - they were hand - me - downs from my sweet mamaw, Ruby.  But they don't quite fit the way they are.
 In the other corner - a rustic ladder I had - a great place for my plethora of magazines - along with every drawer and basket in the house ;-)
 My husband was also quite sure he wanted a metal ceiling and I must admit - I was leery - afraid it was going to be toooooo shiny.  I felt more comfortable with some that had already rusted a bit - but oh no - he wouldn't go for that.  Anyway, I have ended up liking it a lot and so does everyone that sees it.  I must give him credit for this one. (Ignore the plastic on the clock - my ladder is not tall enough to get up there - I can't believe I haven't taken care of this yet - oh well, someday) 

 I love my lamps I found - bought one 1/2 price and got the other for  FREE - just had to tighten it up a tad.  The burlap shades are my favorite.  That cool wooden ball came from the peddlers mall - I loved it from the moment I spotted it.
 A couple of navy and white chairs flank each side of the entrance into the kitchen.  You'll also notice that the walls are simply made of 4X8 sheets of an exterior grade material that has a rustic barn wood look.
 My Christmas tree in this room was full of some natural elements as well as a little sparkle.  Again, I stayed with more of a neutral palette of  navy, browns, creams, silver and white.
 Pods, nests, snowflakes, birds, netting, burlap ribbon and traditional Christmas balls all found a home on the tree.

 You can see we are gonna have a great view out the back when we get the yard all fixed up in the spring.  Right now, I'm waiting on the first snowfall - I think it will be so peaceful and relaxing sitting in this room.
 And you remember from the previous post - you enter the sun room through our barn doors - sorry I just love talking about them. Now, only if I could get them painted.

Hope your Christmas was happy and that you made great memories with your family and friends.  Wishing you continued blessings for a happy new year!

Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love. - Hamilton Wright Mabie


  1. Oh goodness, I just can't get over how perfect your new house is. I love the tables you got from your Mamaw. What isn't perfect about them? I love the scallops.

  2. I am a color girl but your sunroom looks lovely.


  3. Cathy I love the sunroom. Our new house also has one I am still working on a colors for it. I love the wall color. and the chairs oh wow! Everything looks wonderful

  4. Cathy
    I love the sunroom! We have a sunroom in our new house I can not wait to get into it and paint and decorate:) love your colors those chairs oh wow I am in love.

  5. Love it all...tables too! Very Cute!

  6. How beautiful the neutral colors are with the backdrop of the outdoors supplying the color!!! LOVELY!!! Love you barn doors, tin ceiling, rustic walls, well HEY can I just come move in?? Haha!

    Happy New Year to you and yours!


  7. I'm a color girl too. I also see the blogs with the neutral palate and pretty and clean looking, but just can't picture it in our home. Luckily, my hubby enjoys color too! He grew up in a home with white walls. You have done a beautiful job in your room though. Cool idea on the metal ceiling!

  8. So very beautiful Cathy! I love everything you show us!

  9. Oh my goodness! Just beautiful! LOVE the ceiling and the barn door. So glad you're having fun decorating your new home. Can't wait to see more pictures. Happy New Year, Dawn

  10. THis room looks amazing! Love everything you did...walls, ceiling, doors, color!!! I may have to borrow some of these ideas!!!
    Thanks for sharing!

  11. Cathy- I think the room looks wonderful with just the colors that are in there. Love the navy and neutral combo. That metal ceiling is just the crowning touch- Nice job all the way around- xo Diana

  12. Cathy, your new home is absolutely beautiful! The palette in your sunroom is perfect...if you still want color, you can just add a tiny bright spot of red or bright yellow here and there and still keep it mostly neutral.


  13. LOOOOOVE this room and everything else you have showed so far! You have really done a great job designing and decorating your new home. I totally love your tables with the scalloped edges. May have to find me some too or get my hubby to make them. Hope y'all had a wonderful Christmas!

  14. Love the room. Really like ur tables. and the paint color of the walls.

  15. Thank you all so very much for your kind words - and for following along on this whole "house building/decorating" journey. You all make it a lot more fun!

  16. Hello,

    could you tell me the paint color for your sunroom?

    thank you,

  17. HI Katie - I hope you can see this since you don't have your e-mail enabled. I'd be happy to share the paint color with you - it is "Burlap" from Porter paints. I hope this helps - let me know if you need something else ;-)

  18. Hi Kathy
    Would you please tell me where you found your sofa?
    God Bless


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