My sister has this beautiful, large sunroom with tall ceilings and beautiful large windows right off her kitchen. I have seen so much potential in it since they moved into their home. And have always wanted to
give it a little makeover. They have used the room as a multipurpose space since they moved in. It functions as a playroom for their kids and a sitting room. However, it was less than inviting.
My goal was to give her a sitting room that was warm and inviting and made a statement while also serving as a playroom for her kids. A place where she would want to sit, have a cup of coffee and relax without being overwhelmed with toys.
So that’s exactly what we did with a bit of paint, some new furniture, a new light fixture, décor and sprucing up a kid’s kitchen set. This project is an excellent reminder that not all projects have to involve crazy timelines, gut jobs or even power tools. Sometimes simple changes can make a huge impact.
How did we do this sunroom makeover project?
Like every project, I first created a mood board to visualize the idea I had in mind of how I wanted the room to look. It also helped me share with my sister the vision of what the completed room would be like.
After she saw the mood board and okayed everything, I picked a paint color and started prepping the room for paint. We removed all the outlet covers and light switches and wiped down all the baseboards. I recommend doing that before painting walls if you are ever painting trim. We did this step backwards as we didn’t have our trim paint picked out yet. However, it would have made the process much easier to start with the trim first.
As for the walls, we went with a beautiful navy blue color from Ace Hardware from the Magnolia Collection called Together. I love all the paint colors in that collection and highly recommend checking them out if you haven’t already. After applying two coats of paint, it was time to switch out the light fixture.
As for light fixtures, we went with the Gatz 9 Light 2-tier Chandelier from Hunter Fan in Alturas Gold. We wanted to install a light fixture that made a statement, and this light fixture did just that! I love the contrast of the gold against the dark navy blue walls! It also tied in the gold from the marble coffee table and other gold accents throughout the room. Installation was easy, as always! We have a few Hunter Fans and Hunter lights in our home, so I was confident about the product quality I was putting into my sister’s home. We love our light fixtures, and I knew she would love them too!
However Hunter has a few similar options if this is outside your budget.
We also added some new décor and new furniture to complete the look we were going for. Here is the link for all the décor and furniture we used in the room.
Lastly, I renovated a play kitchen set originally in this space that was a bit of an eye-sore. I transformed it to be more of a statement piece in the room and complement the room, sticking with the same color scheme as the rest.
Below is the blog post on how I transformed this kitchen set.
You can also check out this quick video!