Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Stop the Press!!

Phew, what a busy weekend! We decrapified, I mean sold, some stuff at a friends garage sale, had a birthday party for my daughter who turned 8, had a sleepover, endless kids in and out of the house all weekend, and people over for a luncheon. It was a great weekend, but I'm pooped!

Anyways, onto the topic at hand.  I did something unthinkable last week; I actually completed a project-yipee! Sure, there are dishes stacked up in the sink and floors that need to be swept, but I seriously needed a project that was purely for fun...you know, for a Mommy's sanity!

I chose to work on the new to me sunroom table because 1. It was a relatively quick and easy project, and 2. The sunroom is so close to being 'complete'. I painted the table in ASCP Country Grey. I'm not really sure about this colour.....it's a beigy-grey tone (greige if you will). With the dark wax and distressing, though, I'm liking it for now. I already have a piece in the sunroom painted in Old White and wanted to step outside my comfort zone and try a new colour. I'm very tempted by Annie's blue colours, too, but for now, this neutral grey is nice, and I had it on hand already. All I need now for this room is the perfect area rug.

Ready for sunroom picture overload?

I distressed the piece and used both clear and dark wax on it.

I found a new magazine holder, which is perfect since this is one of my favorite spots to read a magazine or a good book =) (magazine holder is from Winner's).

I plan to one day, you know, put herbs in my herb crates, but for now, Ivy and Jasmine look lovely.

My new pillow from Sutton Place Designs.

I love the trim detail that the previous owners put up.  I also adore the plank ceiling.

My favorite comfy chair (from Pier One).

My next project day involves a can of Primer Red and a fabric cabinet. I can't wait! Linking to my Favorite Parties!


ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...[Reply to comment]

Andrea your sunroom looks so pretty! The table looks fabulous painted and I love the vignette on top!!

Kelly said...[Reply to comment]

I love how everything looks. I like how you stacked your herb crates on top of each other like that. I've seen them used seperately, but not like that. Great idea! I LOVE your chair from Pier One!! I haven't seen that before. Gonna have to check them out. Glad you were able to get a fun project done. Looks like you're on a roll!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...[Reply to comment]

Your sun room is looking fabulous. Love the table and I love how you stacked the herb crates. May have to borrow that idea.

Toni said...[Reply to comment]

Your sun room is so pretty. I really love the chair and that so cute rabbit. Visiting for WOW.

Olive Cooper said...[Reply to comment]

The room is fresh and comfy. Love the table vignette. The Pier 1 chair is splendid.

Inspired by you said...[Reply to comment]

Love it!

Tammy said...[Reply to comment]

Your sun room is lovely. I think you table looks fantastic. Your whole room looks fantastic--so bright and cozy. Love your Herb crates. I am your newest follower. I hop you can visit me sometime too:)

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...[Reply to comment]

I LOVE that table and the color!

Well done!!

You have an amazing sunroom, oh I would spend so many hours in there!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...[Reply to comment]

what a beautiful, cozy room you've created.. I never got herbs in my crates either:)

Designs By Pinky said...[Reply to comment]

OMG, I am IN LOVE with your sunroom!!! It is beautiful, every detail is perfect! I am so glad I found you at Wow Us. Love the stacked crates, the chair, the lamps, everything!!! XO, Pinky

chateau chic said...[Reply to comment]

Your sun room is so lovely and inviting. Love those herb boxes.
Mary Alice

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...[Reply to comment]

What a great job you did..your sunroom is soooooooo pretty,I would love to sit there and have a cuppa tea!!! AWESOME!

Chari at Happy To Design said...[Reply to comment]

Hi Andrea...

First of all...your sunroom is such a lovely space! I love what you have done in there...a beautiful room filled with light! Love that!!! I also love your pretty table and the new finish...it's gorgeous! Love, love, LOVE the pretty vignette that you fashioned for the table. Stacking the herb crates is really pretty! Sooo beautiful, my friend! Thank you for sharing your lovely sunroom with us!

Warmest wishes,

Michelle said...[Reply to comment]

Phew that was a busy weekend! I love this room its the kind of place I could curl up with a good book and a glass of wine. Those planter boxes look great in a group, loving it :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...[Reply to comment]

I love that table, Andrea! I'm looking for something similar for my sunroom, but with a shelf on the bottom {to hold the granddaughter's baskets of toys}. Love the finish you went with on it.

visiting from WUW : )

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...[Reply to comment]

What a beautiful room! I don't think I've ever visited your blog before. Anywho ... I'm your newest follower!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...[Reply to comment]

Wow! It's gorgeous. So light and airy yet it has a warm cozy look too. Love every detail!

Tricia said...[Reply to comment]

Your house is looking so pretty! It seems so sunny and inviting :)

Debra @ Common Ground said...[Reply to comment]

Hi Andrea, just found you from Maple and Magnolia. Lovin' your sunroom!

twelve-O-eight said...[Reply to comment]

Hi there! Here from Savvy Southern Style, wow what a beautiful area to sit and read. Now following you, would love it if you followed me back :)


Kellie said...[Reply to comment]

Where did you find the long woven shades? I need one of those for my front window.

Pamela said...[Reply to comment]

Looks beautiful Andrea!!

Emily said...[Reply to comment]

That plank ceiling is wonderful! The previous owners must have had good taste - just like you!

Babs said...[Reply to comment]

Your sun room is so bright and just the perfect place for your plants and to relax. It looks like you have a Christmas cactus. It's a nice size.Have you had it for a long time?

Rosemary@villabarnes said...[Reply to comment]

Busy weekend, indeed. Your sunroom looks so inviting. Happy Birthday to your daughter.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...[Reply to comment]

I just love the way the table came out - and I really like the herb crates. It's all looking really beautiful together!

Bonnie said...[Reply to comment]

GReat job on the table and I love your herb crates.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...[Reply to comment]

Your table is so beautiful!! The whole room is so light and lovely! What a wonderful place to spend time in!

Joselyn @ The DIY Spot said...[Reply to comment]

It looks great and I just adore your herb crates.

Korrie Bastian said...[Reply to comment]

Love the table, and love the herb crates!

thistlewoodfarm said...[Reply to comment]


I love this table! You did such a great job. You go girl and take as many pictures as you want....you deserve it :)


Beth said...[Reply to comment]

Your light-filled room is So Gorgeous! All the greenery is lovely. I have admired that Pier1 chair, too, and it looks right at home in your space. :)

House Crazy in Michigan! said...[Reply to comment]

What an elegant sunroom. I bet you almost live out there.

Great job!

Small House / Big Sky Donna

Linda @ it all started with paint said...[Reply to comment]

The table looks lovely! In fact, I think the whole room looks lovely. I can see why you like to sit in that beautiful, comfy chair and browse through your magazines ...



Melissah said...[Reply to comment]

What a beautiful sunroom - so light & airy! I just stumbled across your lovely bog & have just signed up as your latest follower. I look forward to popping back soon for some more inspiration!

Country Style Chic

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...[Reply to comment]

I love your sunroom...so pretty! The table turned out great. Thanks for joining my party this week.

Pamela said...[Reply to comment]

Andrea it all look so lovely! I think you are addicted to Pier One and their chairs!;)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...[Reply to comment]

Your sunroom is looking fabulous. Love the table and your vignette. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Amber and Brad said...[Reply to comment]

What a beautiful table and a gorgeous sunroom! I would LOVE a sunroom! Country Grey and Old White together are just divine!

If you get a minute, I would love to have you stop by and share at my weekly Chalk Paint link party.


Angelina Garcia said...[Reply to comment]

Your sunroom looked beautiful, Andrea. It looked wide and spacious because of its color scheme. You know what, the sunroom is also a good place to plant your little kitchen herbs because the of the amount of light that it provides, which is one of the essential ingredients they needed to produce chlorophyll.