The biggest job was the demolition of the walls. I wanted the sunroom to be open to the kitchen. We had to add a couple columns for support. The light fixtures came down and the ceilings were scraped and smoothed. We added pocket lights and a new fixture where that flower light fixture was. We also removed the old wood paneling and my dad put beadboard in it's place. I debated whether or not to take the beadboard from floor to ceiling, and in the end we went for it! I really love how it turned out. Of course the floors were also rebuilt and our hardwood continues in there from the kitchen. Here it is mid-floor.
I chose a light tan to mirror the cabinets and my dining room wall. I love the contrast with the snow white trim and the deep dark floors! I took this picture last night...AG was sitting in there around the tree chatting on the phone with her Grandma and I just thought it was cute!
Notice the masking tape on the windows? That's because these windows were here when dinosaurs walked the earth and the cold comes right through the cracks! Haha! It's funny because our bedroom and the den stay very warm and then we walk into the kitchen and freeeeeze! The tape was Ben's temporary fix until the windows are replaced. We are looking into that plastic stuff that seals the cracks as well. I just want something that is completely transparent so it doesn't mess up the view!!
The other side of the room is AG's art corner. This girl loves to paint! We got the little table and bench set from Ben's grandmother as well!
My dad built this bench in a high school carpentry class! Pretty impressive! It's still just as strong and sturdy as ever, and one of my favorite pieces in the house! (please ignore the GIANT rusted saw blade leaned against the bench!! Something my dear husband brought home that has not YET found it's home in the shed....)