Sunroom Makeover - DIY Board and Batten Walls, Repaint, Refurnished and Redecorated!

Hi lovlies,

I've missed you guys. It's been almost 2 weeks since my last post as we have been on holidays for a week up the Coast enjoying the beach weather.  Then this week was the last week of preschool for the kids so lots of goodbyes.

But you know I can't sit still, and today I finally managed to complete the sunroom makeover and get a few photos taken as well!

I couldn't find a decent before shot as I've always struggled with decorating this room while keeping it functional, but just imagine an all cold white room filled with lots of toys, a desk, and two small settees.

This was probably my least favourite room in the house, 
but now it's my favourite!  The kids and I hang out here all the time now.
You might remember the French table and chairs are a recent redo and I've decided to keep them. 
The side table was a thrifty find I painted white.
The coffee table was another thrifty find and I'm still in the process of repainting and staining it.
The gorgeous flowers were a birthday present. 
My desk and chair are also thrifty finds.
 Our beautiful Christmas tree lights up this room at night.
While the French doors lead into the dining area. They were originally varnished brown wood.  
My DIY burlap Christmas Bunting spans the end shutters.
And our tree topper angel watches over us all.

 I love my DIY board and batten walls. The wood and MDF only cost around $30! And I painted the top part of the walls a lovely shade of Hog's Bristle.  I'd best describe it as a milky coffee colour.  I love how warm and welcoming it makes the room feel.
The French foot stool is also a recent redo.
I have been wanting a "You are my Sunshine" sign for this room but wasn't sure the best way to make it.  Then I saw some really cute Christmas book page buntings and so that is how I made mine....  
I've covered the toy storage under the TV which was previously open and messy with some fabric I had spare.  It's simply sewn into rectangles and tacked on.  The kids can flip it up during the day and I flip it down at night. :)
 At the other end of the room is the entry to the kitchen on the left, and behind the curtains are french door which lead out onto the back verandah.
As you can see it's a very long and narrow room and that is why I've struggled with restyling it.
And most of the walls are covered with white Plantation shutters. They let in so much light. 
And let's not forget my new Ikea lounge. :)

I hope you enjoyed the tour.

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  1. Julie how fun to get away to the beach! I know it is summer there and winter here.We are expecting a big winter storm tonight!
    Your room looks beautiful you really did a great job using the space.Even though it is narrow it still is roomy and cozy! I bet that is such a fun room for all to be in!What a great idea to place fabric over those shelves to hide the toys and mess!It all looks so pretty! LOVE your Christmas tree too!

  2. Lovely bday flowers!!! Love your tree and decor is chic and soothing!!! Jealous on the warm weather:) Following now. Follow back. and


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