Welcome to my sunroom. I don’t think I’ve ever shared this part of my home before but it is my favorite spot to just sit and ponder. At the end of today’s post I’ll be linking to some other wonderful bloggers who are sharing their summer spaces with you as well as part of the bHome Home Tour Summer Open House and…there’s also a giveaway with all the details below.
When I first saw my home I was young and had opinions (a lot!) and this house was everything I didn’t want in a house…I had a list of NOTs and this house fit them all to a T except for one small thing that ended up being the turning point for me. I remember the first time I laid eyes on it ~ a cedar sunroom on the back of the house. The day I first saw it was a warm one and the windows and doors had all been closed up tight…when I walked in the warmth and aroma said “home”. I knew then and there that this was the house for me. It was such a little thing but it was “the” thing. I’ve decorated my sunroom so many different ways since that first time but the prevailing style has always been vintage.
I don’t think I’ve ever bought anything new furniture-wise for the sunroom. To me, I wanted it to be like a Grandma’s back porch, warm, cozy and a place to relax, read, laugh and share. I used to have my parent’s old kitchen table and chairs back here and we ate a lot of summer family meals around that table…I shared meals with my Mom, Dad, brother and brother-in-law….all who are now gone…but the memories of those meals and times shared lingers.
The table, too, is gone and in its place is my parent’s old card table…I have plans to spruce it up a bit this year but for now it’s covered with a vintage fabric tablecloth and mismatched wooden chairs.
There’s a waterfall dresser in the one corner with its original handles that are tainted with a bit of rust from exposure to the moisture fluctuations.
Atop the dresser are some houseplants….I love plants…a bit too much. There is a thrift store basket filled with terracotta pots and in front of it is my Dad’s ruler….I shaped it into the letter M ~ the letter of my first name, my last name and my Daddy’s middle name…..
There is also the vintage colander that I shared a post about a few years ago with some succulents…the succulent has had a few babies in the last few years and there is a terracotta bird to keep them company.
On the wall next to the dresser there is a painting that I thought was perfection when I was little…it hung above the buffet in my parent’s dining room. Next to it is a saw that is rusted as well….the saw that belonged to my Daddy and was used to build my parents’ house.
There’s an old washboard that was my Grandma’s and an antique washtub wringer that was my Grandma’s as well.
The seating area consists of a wicker sofa that was my Father’s. A few years after my Mother passed away my Father bought wicker furniture for the front porch of their home….it was one of the last things he purchased before he passed away….
the tags were still left on the sofa and I’ve never taken them off.
There’s a rattan couch that does not match with down filled cushions that are unbelievably comfortable ~ I covered the couch with a king sized comforter and the pillows are covered with some vintage linens and a bandanna. The sofa was given to us by friends from church…..a few years ago we needed a new sofa for our house desperately….I prayed for one….and all of the sudden out of the blue (not so blue really) we had three sofas given to us without me ever saying a word to anyone that we needed a sofa. One of the sofas we have in our living room, one in our downstairs family room and this is the third one….I have since stopped praying for sofas. 😉
The wall of windows is my favorite….I have the windows covered with the meshy curtains from Ikea….I have them hung with bamboo rods from the top ($2.00 a rod…not too bad!) and since they would puddle on the floor I have them tied in a loose knot to give them some structure. In the corner is my Daddy’s ladder….back in the house where it belongs.
This year I added strings of party lights and I love them….they add the perfect amount of light for nighttime gabbing with my husband and boys….
In thanks for being part of the bHome family already…or to welcome you today, we are giving away a $200 gift certificate to Painted Fox Treasures. PFt has all the summer time and any time home decor we all love. It is simple to enter. Just download bHome (the app) for free and leave me a comment with your bHome username. If you are already a bHome user, just comment and include your user name. Winner will be chosen at random on June 20th and notified with a message on bHome. Android users: don’t worry! We will offer this again when you can download too! Download bHome HERE.
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