we've come a long way in a short time since buying our new sectional. in real time, about two days passed between deciding to repaint the sunroom and THIS:
in blog-time, it spanned a week or two...writing posts is a lot of work!
WELL, i had a gray version too - hanging upstairs in our master bedroom. so i switched them around...and it turns out the gray curtain coordinates with the newly painted walls just as nicely!
closer view of objets d'art on our ((discontinued)) side table:
when i painted the walls, i went ahead and painted the dark brown (i.e. ugly) pegboard inside the closet as well a la martha stewart. if you squint your eyes reeeeeeeally hard...it could pass for 'pretty' now!
the iron is stored in the sunroom because i procrastinate until i have a Mount Rushmore of fish's wrinkly work clothes, then sit in front of the tv to help make ironing slightly more bearable.
as for the rest of the room: if you were standing in the doorway to our sunroom...and wearing funhouse glasses...this is what you'd see:
p.s. i did not arrange that throw...K was using it to "be a tiger." he climbed up on the couch then shed his tiger-ness in a perfectly positioned heap...future home stager???
the print hanging on the wall back there is a map of chicago, c.1857...that desperately needs a grown-up frame:
even after bringing that monstrous sectional into the room, K still has a nice little area in the middle to play.
i eventually want to add a rustic wood coffee table...or maybe some kind of large storage ottoman...but for now, we'll leave it open so K can play with his cars in the "snow."
the imagination on him, i tell ya...
i didn't realize until looking at these pictures...it appears very cold in here so far, though the red-toned flooring does help warm things up a bit. so my goal is to add more warmth with accessories and plants...
this corner of the room is troubling to me in that respect:
while i don't know exactly what's going to happen art-wise, these two pieces i know FOR SURE are going on the gray wall:
two completely unrelated pieces...they look beautiful together.
and i love them.
besides art, the other problem areas in this room are...
don't worry: the wheelbarrow is going -- and staying -- outside once warmer weather hits.
once we find a new media console ((with plentiful drawers!!)), the cord and dvd situations will hopefully solve themselves.
despite these few eyesores, i love love love this room after painting the new wall color! it's inspiring me to get the whole sunroom pulled together once and for all.
ben moore HIMSELF thinks it's gorgeous.
(...pic from instagram)
(...pic from instagram)
p.s....now this pic, i totally did stage the throw. heh.
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