We put all our indoor projects on hold to focus on the sun porch this summer. Ideally, we should have had this completed earlier in the season, but we are purposely taking our DIY projects slowly. I neglected to take a before picture, but just envision a sad little room with dingy carpet (concrete underneath) and faded blinds. Our biggest decision was what type of flooring to install. We debated between every possible option imaginable, but ultimately, it came down to cost. And we found an amazing deal on laminate wood flooring, which we installed ourselves. The color wasn’t my first choice, but I knew we could make it work and at the price ($0.39/ sq ft) was a steal!
Kleber replaced the existing light fixtures with two ceiling fans and he then ran wires (he surprises me everyday!) between the two so that we could install a light fixture in the middle. Which brings me to my own personal DIY project: the lantern! I found it at our local Habitat for Humanity Restore for $35 bucks (one of that quality can easily run you $200+). It was brand new, but it was copper – so not my speed! But nothing a few coats of spray paint can’t fix. Now it’s one of my favorite things about the room. Speaking of favorites, just discovered Lowe’s and it’s my new go-to place for home stuff! We replaced the old shades with bamboo rollup shades we found there, as well as our table and chairs. All we need now is a fun area rug and a few hanging and potted plants to bring some much needed color into the room. But I think it’s safe to say, this project is finally complete! Just typing that feels exquisite!