Monday, July 25, 2011

Changes in the Sunroom

Hi There. Many of you have already seen our garage turned sunroom. Well, this past week while I was on holidays, or staycation if you will, I added a few new accessories. The first was a shelf above the TV. This is what it looked like before.

Not to shabby for a room that was once a garage! Don'tcha think? : )  Well, I wanted more room to display things. So up with the shelf. It was one that we'd had sitting in the actual garage side of our garage. It needed some serious help and only stayed up for a few days before I took it 
down to give it a fresh coat of paint. Here's what it looked like before. 

Lots of water stains and some sort of mark that resembled the bottom of a paint can. 

Kinda gross, huh? 

So I took it down, sanded, and started painting. This was after the first coat. It already looks
a zillion times better! I used the same paint that we used on the folding wooden chairs in the room.
Last night I did the second coat to finish it. This afternoon I sanded it a bit to give it a
shabby, beach cottage look. And here it is now. 

Much better! Did you notice the addition of my new bird on the right? Love it! $5 at a thrift
store. I've seen similar ones at Pottery Barn, they started a $25 for a small one! And I
have to say, mine is better looking. : )

There's a couple new pieces I put up on the wall. On the right, a basket I picked up for $1 at a thrift store. Under that is a paper umbrella in a nice dark aqua color. On the left I hung my textured bag, and the little boat used to be on the right. The other walls got some new accessories too. Where the textured bag used to be is now home to four cooper cookies cutters in sea life shapes. They were a gift from my mom years ago. I love them and a can't wait for the copper to get all weathered looking.  : )

The little boat hangs above the love seat that's on the right. That was a Kijiji find for $5. It's soo cute! 
I'm still not quite sure what I want in it, but the shells are ok for now. The little bottle has sand in it from the British Virgin Islands. It was a gift from Ms. E's mom, Ms. J, after she'd taken a trip there. 

One last look. I'm really happy with all the little changes I've made. Sometimes I can't believe I'm outside when I'm in there. It's soo cozy and homey. We just love it! So what do you think of the shelf addition?

If you'd like a look at the entire sunroom please click here

Sharing with:
Michele @ Primp's Primp Your Stuff Wednesday
Kim @ Savvy Southern Style's Wow Us Wednesdays
Sarah @ A Beach Cottage's Good Life Wednesday
Debbie @ Debbiedoo's Newbie Party
Gina @  The Shabby Creek Cottage's Transformation Thursday
DaNita @ Delightful Order's Delightfully Inspiring Thursday
Shaunna @ Perfectly Imperfect's DIY Furniture Makeovers
Courtney @ French Country Cottage's Feathered Nest Friday
Vanessa & Heather At The Picket Fence's Inspiration Friday
Wendy @  The Shabby Nest's Frugal Friday
Jenn & Jenna w/ Saturday Spotlight


  1. Love it!! Love the shabbied up shelf. Although, not much sun for our sunrooms lately!!

  2. Very cute changes! Love that color blue!

  3. I love the colour you chose for the shelf! It's so pretty.

  4. Lovely space! That was a garage, eh? Well done - it looks beautiful and cozy in there!

  5. Such a beautiful room Catie. love the colors and the tranquil feel. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

  6. Adorable, Catie. This room is a daily stay-cation!

  7. So many fun and gorgeous coastal touches. Love the shore birds..., and how awesome are those cookie cutters on the wall!!

  8. Nice revamp, Catie. It's great when improvements can be made at a minimal cost.

    Hope you will please drop by and enter my $50 Gift Card Giveaway!! If there are 500 entries, they will increase the Gift Card to $100.

  9. Leo @ Cottage at the CrossroadsJuly 27, 2011 at 6:12 PM

    Hi Catie,
    I'm your newest follower

  10. Great job on the shelf, I love it!

    Beth @

  11. I love it. WE also made a room in our garage, but right now it isn't as cozy as yours. I am going to fix it up in a week or so when I am on vacation. Will have to post it when I do. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  12. What a cute shelf! I love the color. The room is so fun and beachy!

  13. Your sunroom is wonderful, such a beachy feel to it. Love the new additions and great job with the shelf! Thanks for sharing at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

  14. What a cute room! Love the color on the shelf. The cookie cutters are so cute! I'd love to find some of those.

  15. You did a great job. It sure doesn't look anything like a former garage! I really love the print that you have above the shelf.

  16. Wow, you transformed your garage into a sunroom! It looks great. It's a fantastic transformation and you should be proud of yourself. You turned that room into the perfect cove to do a bit of R&R with some wonderful natural light during the day.

  17. That really looks nice! It has a nice simple design and is quite detailed without looking too cluttered. I love those candles that fill the room with a lovely odor. It makes the ambiance more pleasant.

    Terence Watthens


Thanks soo much for stopping by!! Please don't be shy, leave a comment or question. I love hearing from you! If you'd like to hear back from me, please make sure to add your email to your google account. : )
~ Catie

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...