Today I am so excited to finally be able to share our Modern Farmhouse Sunroom Makeover with you, it’s my favorite room in our house!
Hey friends! I hope your summer is treating you well so far. I have always dreamed of having a sunroom, but this is the first time I have ever actually had one. One of the things that sold me on this house was actually the sunroom. And after 11 months of living in this home, I am so excited to share our modern farmhouse sunroom makeover with you!
This room sat virtually empty for months. You may or may not know that we relocated from West Virginia to Texas last July, and we got rid of the majority of our furniture before the move. So furnishing this house has been a slow process, and we still aren’t fully furnished. But we didn’t want to buy anything on credit, so we have been slowly buying furniture as we can afford it. When the quarantine hit, and we received our stimulus check, we decided it was time to buy furniture for this sunroom. We really need a separate space where we could exist and work, since we both began working from home in March.
We can’t have a room reveal without sharing what our sunroom looked like when we first moved into the house. The walls and the ceiling were yellow, just like the exterior of the house. The ceiling fan had also been painted the same yellow at some point. And the floor was a rust color with a very worn out stencil painted onto it. Yu will also notice that the seal on one of the window is broken and that is why the window looks foggy. We have three windows in this home that have this same issue and need replaced.
Modern Farmhouse Sunroom Makeover
This isn’t a final reveal, because I still need to paint the ceiling, paint the back door and repair the doggy door, address the ceiling fan (I will either paint it or replace it), and we still need to add an area rug. I also plan to make some DIY cafe curtains using drop cloths, and I have all of the supplies. I hope to have them finished in the next few weeks because we are having guests stay here. But for the most part, the room is finished, and I just couldn’t wait any longer to share it with you!
I painted all of the walls in this room in Bistro White by Behr, which is the same color I painted the walls in our guest room. I love the way this color looks on the walls here! I had been envisioning this space for months before I began working on it, and I knew I wanted a dark painted floor. I thought about stenciling a tile pattern on the floor, but decided against it because I want to add an area rug and most of the floor will not be visible because it is not a large room. So I felt it just wasn’t worth my time.
We purchased the string lights that you see hanging from the ceiling at Wayfair. At first, I didn’t like the black cable and I was going to return them and get white ones, but they grew on me after a few days, and I decided I do like them, so I will be keeping them. I just love the warm glow they give off, and my favorite time is when the sun first starts going down and the string lights create the best ambiance.
I used Concrete and Garage Floor Paint from Home Depot to paint the floors. I chose to have it mixed in a color called Cracked Pepper by Behr. To be completely honest, although I love the color I chose, I am disappointed in this product. I wish I had chosen something different. I painted on three coats, and it chips very easily. I have had to do several touch ups already, and this room doesn’t receive a lot of wear. So, I can only imagine how horrible it would be on a garage floor that has cars driving on it. I will probably re-do the floor with a different product at some point.
I want to add a lot more greenery with macrame hanging planters, but that will take a little more time. I’m always on the lookout for plants at good prices, so I will slowly add to my collection over time.
Being that we were smack in the middle of stay home orders when I was working on this room, I didn’t really purchase anything new in terms of decor for this space. I styled it all using things we already had.
The most exciting part of putting the sunroom together for me was shopping for an outdoor sectional to put here. I spent quite some time shopping for the best price, and I finally settled on this one that I found on Amazon. It’s an Ashley furniture sectional, and I didn’t even realize that Amazon sells the Ashley furniture brand. The set comes in 4 pieces, including an ottoman (which you see at the far right end) and a coffee table. It has a dark wicker frame and beige cushions that have a dark brown piping on them.
We have had it for about three months now, and we love it! It is super comfortable and durable, and someone or other is constantly hanging out in this space. It makes my heart happy to see my family enjoying this room, especially after it sat empty for so long.
I purchased this little rug at Target in the Fall, and I moved it in here and really like it in front of the door here. I wanted to link it up for you, but I can’t find it online. So I’m not sure if they still have it in stores or not.
The little barstool you see under the window is just a tool from Pottery Barn that I have had for years. It just landed here, but I want to replace it with a small thin console table of some kid eventually. The interior window you see leads to the living room on the other side.
I painted this door in the color Plum Martini by Benjamin Moore. I still need to paint the exterior door in the same color, but I kind of pooped out on that project. One of these days I will get around to it before summer ends. This glass door you see below leads into our breakfast room. It was in bad shape, so it took me some work to prep it for paint. I had to scrape so much gunk from around the windows! and there was also some rust on it, but I sanded it down and it all came off.
I just love the look of black doors against light colored walls. I have now painted all of the doors in our downstairs in this same color, and have not regretted it for a minute. It does not show dirt, and I love that about it!
As I mentioned above, I plan to make some DIY cafe curtains for the bottom half of the windows, so I will be sure to share here once I have them finished. I think I am going to start working on them this week. I ordered some curtain rods that wouldn’t work in the space, so I have to return them and choose something else. I bought a large drop cloth that only has seams on the edges. I will be using it to make the curtains. Wish me luck! I want to have them finished and hung before we have guests come to visit in July.
I hope you enjoyed seeing our modern farmhouse sunroom makeover today. It is my most favorite spot in the house! I still feel giddy about it and it has been finished for a couple of months now. The last time we had company here, this was an empty space, so I am excited to have our first guests here and this room can be utilized for parties and family gatherings. Hopefully we will be able to start having group gatherings sometime soon. I miss people!
You guys have a fantastic day! I’ll be back soon to show you some more things we are doing in our yellow prairie house. Next month will be a year since we moved here, and I am planning a fun post to share all that we have accomplished here in the first year.
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