Friday, May 03, 2013

House Tour - Week 3 - Sunroom

Hi! Happy Friday.  I'm back today with another stop on my house tour.  This week I'm sharing a room that I don't think I've blogged about EVER.  How is this possible?  I'm talking about our sunroom.
It's actually a 3 season room right off our kitchen that leads out to the deck.  It's a great place to sit in the summer to avoid the bugs, but still enjoy the feeling of being outdoors.  Other than buy a sectional couch, a couple of tables, a few nautical accessories (this Maine girl had to have her Lobster), I really haven't done much with it.  Consider all of these photos "befores."  I took these pictures last summer (you can catch a glimpse of our kitchen pre-reno), but never blogged them. Not much has changed between then and now except it's a little messier.

{I spy Baxter in the yard}

I ordered this sign from L.L. Bean.  They will make it custom with the name and coordinates of any US city.  We got married in Kennebunkport. :)

A lobster pillow for the Mainer.

A crab pillow for my husband, the Marylander.

I do realize it's all a little kitchy, but that's exactly what I was going for.  I wanted a room in the house where I could display nautical decor to my hearts content because I LOVE THE BEACH.  Since I don't have a beach house, I thought the sunroom would do.  

Now let's talk future plans.  New windows are probably in the cards.  I'd love to replace the floors, but it just seems like a waste so I plan to lay a large indoor/outdoor area rug instead.  What I'm most excited about is my plan to paint the pine boards white!  It's the "results" part I'm excited about, not the painting part.  That part's going to suck....big time.  There will be sanding, caulking, priming, painting, painting, painting, and this ceiling is high man!  My neck hurts already.  I had hopes of getting to it this Spring, but realistically shiz ain't gonna happen.  But next year, I promise!

I want to leave the thick beams along the ceiling (there are 3) natural wood because I do like that rustic, cottagey look. I'm envisioning something similar to the ceiling in this kitchen:

{Image from BHG}

Pretty, right?  I know some of you natural wood lovers are going to disagree with me about this painting thing.  You have a year to convince me. :) 

Catch up on my other house tour posts here!


  1. What a great room! I say paint. I love the look of white painted wainscotting with exposed rustic beams. I love your pillows and that there's meaning and a story behind them. Fortunately, we don't have a bug problem in our dry NM climate, but it would be great to have a screened porch.

  2. What an awesome space, Jessica! It's going to look great in white with the beams left unpainted. I love the sectional and decor that you have out there….it's so perfect for a summer space.

  3. That's a great space and it's going to look GORGEOUS when you're done! Can't wait to see!

  4. I am loving your space! It's something about the wood and blue and white that is divine! I would love for you to come link up to That's Fresh Friday over on the blog today and share your wonderful post!

  5. Thanks all! Sounds like what paint is the popular vote!

  6. So pretty. It's going to look awesome with wood beams and white. Love the look you are going for!
    I love Maine. I lived there while doing an internship for grad school; it's so beautiful =)

    1. I didn't know that you lived in Maine! Yayy. I do miss it sometimes...I'm hoping some day I'll have a beach house there. :)


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