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Monday, August 15, 2016

A New Look in Our Sunroom ...

Happy Monday!

Have you ever dreamed of a DIY project over and over again, hoping that one day you'd have the confidence to take that task on, even if it meant venturing into unchartered territory?  That was me for quite some time ... until last week, when my husband helped me take on that project in our little sunroom!

*This* is what happens when you play with a compound sliding miter saw, nail gun, a handful of nickels and lots of plywood ... all while saying several DIY prayers ... 


TA DAAAAA ... we now have planked walls!  Yay!

Honestly, it wasn't as intimidating as I thought it would be and, while it's far from perfect, we couldn't be more thrilled with our new *farmhouse-y* spot!


Where "seasoned" DIY-ers could've completed this in a day, it took us a bit longer than that.  It was smooth sailing on my own until it got tricky around the windows ... that's when my hubby stepped in ... he's my hero for making these daunting cuts! 


I was so excited as each board went up that I couldn't even wait for them to all be installed before starting to paint! The room is now Ben Moore's White Dove ... a color chosen to tie in with our neighboring kitchen cabinets that I also painted White Dove some time ago.


When it came time to put the room back together (my favorite part!), I traded out the two Ektorp chairs that were in here for the Ektorp love seat that was in our front sitting room.  I then brought in two smaller slipcovered chairs to complete our little seating arrangement.  Lastly, I decided to take down our bamboo roman shades ... the added light helps to highlight our planked walls even more!


Simple ... clean ... and a whooooole lot of white ... for now, anyway.


I didn't even want to put added nail holes in the planked walls, but I couldn't leave them bare ... so back up went our French prints.


And, to bring in more texture and help with the farmhouse feel, I brought home this cute, wicker trunk from IKEA to serve as the coffee table.  It was then that we "high-fived" and raised a glass here in our *new* room to celebrate our accomplishment!


So, friends, if you've ever thought about doing this project, or one similar, but have been afraid to, don't be ... if "I" can get comfy with a big scary saw and loud pneumatic nail gun, so can you!  You'll be just as thrilled with the results as we are!


I can't wait to add soft Fall colors in here and a big "something" to hang in front of the window in the coming weeks!  What can I say (?), I love our new walls, especially because we tackled this project ourselves ... onto the next project!  


Thanks so much for stopping by!

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26 comments:

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Your planked walls are gorgeous! I'd say you nailed it!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Your planked walls are gorgeous! I'd say you nailed it!

reFresh reStyle said...

Beautiful! Come help me do mine!
Debbie

Kim Dan said...

Oh my gosh, Becca!! Simply gorgeous!!! Please, please, please give us some tips and tricks! I want to do this in my home as well, but I am not as brave as you are! Terrific job! Enjoy!!

Brooke Kroeger said...

Fantastic job, love it!

Brooke Kroeger said...

Fantastic job, love it!

Cricket said...

Becca, as always you totally rocked it. Those walls are amazing!!!

laura@notatrophywife.com said...

Becca- Love this room! It looks so warm and cozy! laura

VStock2004 said...

I love It! I am in progress of building a new house and want to do this in my dining room!

VStock2004 said...

I love It! I am in progress of building a new house and want to do this in my dining room!

Miranda Whaley said...

That is the most beautiful and peaceful room ever! I'm in love!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Becca, it is gorgeous. I love it.

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Beautiful Becca. We have been working on ours midst all the craziness of a busy life. Soon.... 😊 In meantime, I'll admire yours.

Mary Ann Pickett said...

BRAVO...wish I was sitting in there with you sharing a glass of wine (white wine--with all the white :)

Beautiful job.

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

I love what you did it just looks so pretty!

Carol said...

Beautiful! Skip and Joanna would be proud!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Becca, great job! I love it!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Oh you and that nail gun look so good together!....Great job Becca!...and hats off to your hubby for helping you with this beautiful project....and of course you couldn't wait to paint and re-decorate that room....beautiful, beautiful!!

Maria Elena said...

You guys did a wonderful job. Looks beautiful! Take care, Maria

Tracie said...

Love. Love. Love. Did you paint the boards before or after you nailed them up? I SOOOO want to do this!

TheHoefflers said...

Hi! The room looks fabulous! I have the Ektorp sectional, and wondered if you over stuffed your cushions? It looks much fluffier than my seats? If so, what did you use?

Thank you!

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Traci said...

Very pretty! Love how light & bright it is.

Summer said...

Your sun room looks so bright and cozy ♥

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Essie Reed said...

White always makes for a breezy, free flowing feel in a space. Going from a beach/country feel with the original color and paneling on the walls to the white everything really elevated the space and almost makes it look like something you'd see in an ad. The furniture, the walls, the whole thing really comes together in a nice way.

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