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Sun Room Reveal

Ready or not, The One Room Challenge Finale is here!!!!

Oh what an adventure it has been!  All I can say is we LOVE our new sun room and we LOVE the challenge it has been to try and get it done in 7 weeks (thanks to the 1 week extension beyond the usual 6). 

A HUGE thank you and *hug* to Linda at Calling It Home for hosting the One Room Challenge Event.  It’s such a fun and special way to connect with other bloggers, and I’ve really enjoyed participating over the past couple years! 

We still have just a few small finishing touches in this room, but we are so very far from where we started! So without further adieu…

Let me remind you of what our sun room looked like at the beginning of this challenge, dark wood walls, concrete floor, good bones but no character…

One Room Challenge - Sun Room Makeover - Michaela Graves Designs

And Now!

One Room Challenge - Sun Room Makeover - Michaela Graves Designs

Our plan for this room started out simple.  A coat of paint, a stenciled floor and some new curtains.  But along the way, we realized we needed to go big or go home. 

These two sliding glass doors that led from our house out into the room were a major buzz kill.  Not only were they terrible to look at but they really closed off the room from the rest of our house, there was no flow.  

So in a moment of clarity we knew we had to take out those doors!

And we went from this…

One Room Challenge - Sun Room Makeover - Michaela Graves Designs

…to this!!!

One Room Challenge - Sun Room Makeover - Michaela Graves Designs

It’s OPEN!!!  And it’s amazing how much bigger the room feels without those doors. 

We also decided to widen the doorway a little to allow for even greater open concept into the kitchen. 

Now as you probably noticed we are not quite finished.  The door ways still need to be either painted or stained.  I’ll use this opportunity to get the opinions of all you amazing designers? 

To paint or to stain?

I am kind of loving the natural wood element they add to the room, but simple white paint would be so crisp and clean.  All opinions welcome!

We also have a bar cart area now, cocktails anyone?! 

One Room Challenge - Sun Room Makeover - Michaela Graves Designs

This room is the perfect place to linger with a glass of wine or a nibble when company is over.

One Room Challenge - Sun Room Makeover - Michaela Graves Designs

One Room Challenge - Sun Room Makeover - Michaela Graves Designs

I also included this seating area in the room, the perfect spot for a long Sunday brunch.

One Room Challenge - Sun Room Makeover - Michaela Graves Designs

And the perfect place to display my DIY wedding table number! : )

One Room Challenge - Sun Room Makeover - Michaela Graves Designs

One Room Challenge - Sun Room Makeover - Michaela Graves Designs

One Room Challenge - Sun Room Makeover - Michaela Graves Designs

The original idea behind updating this room, was to use it partially as an art studio.

One Room Challenge - Sun Room Makeover - Michaela Graves Designs

Just look at all that amazing light pouring in!

One Room Challenge - Sun Room Makeover - Michaela Graves Designs

With the art studio idea, also came a need for supply storage.  We added a little chicken wire door frame to the front of an old dresser for the perfect art cabinet.  I love that it has a door, but you can also still see all those brushes and paints on display. 

One Room Challenge - Sun Room Makeover - Michaela Graves Designs

One Room Challenge - Sun Room Makeover - Michaela Graves Designs

 

And some custom art, which again was the reason and inspiration for the entire room.  This is from my new Etsy shop, and the room will be used as my new studio for creating custom artwork and signs!

One Room Challenge - Sun Room Makeover - Michaela Graves Designs

So excited for all the new opportunity and inspiration this beautiful room will bring!

One Room Challenge - Sun Room Makeover - Michaela Graves Designs

One Room Challenge - Sun Room Makeover - Michaela Graves Designs

One Room Challenge - Sun Room Makeover - Michaela Graves Designs

One Room Challenge - Sun Room Makeover - Michaela Graves Designs

 

Thank you so very much for stopping by!  Be sure to follow the blog to see all the updates to the finishing touches in the sun room, and the rest of the house! 

Also be sure to check out how all the other designers and bloggers did over at Calling It Home!  Thank you so much Linda for another inspiring journey!

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24 thoughts on “Sun Room Reveal

  1. Absolutely beautiful new space! I love your floors and opening up those doors was definitely the best thing ever! I say paint only because it looks like you have wood floors inside and white painted trim is so pretty with hardwood. Just a lovely makeover!

  2. I love how the space turned out, and opening up the doorways improves the flow so much better! I’m torn on painting them or staining, maybe you can stain them a bit darker (kind of like the colour of the table) – then if you don’t like it, you can always paint it white!

  3. The sunroom looks so bright and inviting now! I love your stenciled floor. What did you think about that project? I’m not sure I’m ready to stencil again anytime soon. LOL

    Opening the doorways up was a great idea. Also, I love the little chicken wire cabinet. It is so cute. May this new room inspire you! It’s beautiful.

    1. Thank you so much Stacy! I actually just finished stenciling the floor using an old stencil when the one I ordered for this room arrived just before reveal day! I was SERIOUSLY debating starting all over again right then and there but decided to wait on it for a little while. I love the way it looks, but have found if I’m not doing it over existing tile squares, I have a hard time keeping it straight (as you can see in the photos). But i just embrace the imperfections as extra character! 😉

  4. Oh, man, what a change! I love that it’s now an eating space AND a space for creativity. With all that awesome light, it’ll be super inspiring and easy to work on things. The room will be a great mood lifter! Good job!

  5. Wow – I can’t believe you stenciled that floor. That’s amazing! Your sunroom looks great. Opening it up and removing the sliding glass doors makes such a big difference. Awesome job!!

  6. Wow this is a beautiful result! What a big transformation. You are right, removing those doors totally made the room and opened up the house. Enjoy your new room!

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