So here’s a sign of enormous bravery: traveling out of town to stay overnight at the home of someone you’ve never met in person, but you know… through the internet.
Even sketchier when the person you’re going to stay with is ME. I mean, you guys are all getting the sketchiness vibes I’m putting out there right?
Just don’t tell my sweet friend Maury from Life on Mars Blog, who is actually coming to stay with me in a couple weeks for the Haven Conference for home bloggers. (And Skye from Neathering Our Fest! Who also appears to be immune to my possible shadiness… and my criminal background.)
Hahaha. Just kidding, Maury and Skye.
I’m just saying. Hide your slap bracelets.
I can’t wait to host them here in person in a couple weeks, but in the meantime, I’m SO excited to be “hosting” Maury virtually here today, and her showstopping sunroom, which she completely redid from start to finish on a dime. She’s a total pro at this stuff, y’all.
Yay! I’m so excited to be here. Not only is View Along the Way one of my favoritest blogs ever, but it also means that the Haven Conference is just around the corner and I get to meet Kelly and her sweet family in person! I can’t wait to meet Weston and little Mila.
My favorite season? I’m not sure. It changes about 4 times a year. Right now, it’s Spring One of my favorite rooms in the house right now is my Sunroom. It’s the perfect place for a nap on a Sunday afternoon:
Curtains: (Tutorial here)
I knew we needed a lot of curtains for this room because otherwise the walls were going to look bare. So, I made them but made them completely non-functional. I don’t want to block the view. I just wanted to bring some colors to the walls.
Pick up cast offs from family, friends, random strangers, on the site of the street… after all, my Momma always said:
Beggars can’t be choosers.
Some of the pieces were free. What you can’t get for free, get from craigslist, the Habitat Restore or on sale.
Day Bed: $95 (including mattress), Wicker Chair: $20, Coffee Table: $40
When you’re picking them out, don’t worry about being matchy match. That’s the next step… you have to make it all cohesive.
I spray painted the daybed and the wicker chairs. I made a slipcover for the chaise. I made cushions for the chairs and used some furniture I already had. I revamped the coffee table. Made some wall art out of toilet paper rolls… yes really:
- $95 for frame and mattress
- $40 for Mattress Cover
- $12 for plastic Mattress cover (hello… it’s a used mattress, gross)
Wicker Chairs: about $60
- $20 plus 5 cans of spray paint
- $25 for handmade cushions
- chair: free
- $50 for fabric
I’d love to add a rug and I have some extra fabric. I will probably make a bed skirt for the day bed. Other than that, this room is finished!
Thanks so much to Kelly for letting me guest post here today! It’s been so fun to see all the guest posts over the past couple weeks and I’m so honored to be included!
Don’t you love how she’s all “I made a slipcover and cushions and spraypainted everything…” as if it’s no sweat? Just whipped it up? Maury, I’m making a list of projects for you to whip up during your visit here. Bring work clothes!
Thanks for sharing your sunroom, Maury! For more of her budget-friendly, beautiful projects, check out her blog at Life On Mars.