This post is sponsored by Tarkett NA; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
We told our sunroom builder maryland that we would paint and decorate the room ourselves because we were excited to keep changing it and keeping it fresh. The idea of always changing it around didn’t last very long because our last sunroom makeover happened nearly 5 years ago to the day. I remember because we were redoing it in time for Henry’s first birthday and he just turned 6 last week.
The original makeover involved my husband removing the outdoor carpet and putting in wood flooring, which we painted a dark navy. I loved the look but it wasn’t meant to last forever. Not long after the original paint job, the floor started to scratch and there were divots and nail marks all over the floor from the dogs. As time went on they got worse, but I didn’t want to repaint the floors because I knew what would happen. To revitalize the floor, we knew there are tons of options such as using floor decals.
Eventually, we added a large rug, like those vintage rugs, to cover the not-so-pretty floors, took out the furniture that was in there and the room basically became just another playroom for the kids. Then it quickly turned into a catch all for pool towels and shoes. This go-round I wanted a durable floor that could withstand lots of foot traffic, dress up heels and toy dump trunks. With two dogs who exit via the sunroom to go to the backyard, and two kids who love to play rough, our new flooring had to last more than a few weeks.
I had always loved the look of a faux wood flooring that could take a beating. We ended up choosing Tarkett Alder Cashmere in Cool Gray Vinyl Planks and could not be happier. Tarkett flooring is scratch resistant, indent resistant, waterproof and it won’t warp in extreme temperatures. We have been having an insane amount of rain and humidity here in Atlanta so waterproof flooring is a lifesaver. My husband was able to install it in a single afternoon due to it’s fast locking click system. It was quite possibly one of the easiest and fastest DIY projects he’s ever done (and trust me, there’s been a few thanks to yours truly). The variant in colors and overall lighter design really brightened up the room and made it look bigger.
Since our backyard is filled with lush greenery that can be seen from the sunroom, we wanted to fill the room with plants to mimic the outdoors. Adding plants or flowers is an inexpensive way to fill up corners and add height, plus, we all know that indoor plants purify your home. We already had the cute white plant stand which we used as an outdoor table so we cleaned it up and brought it inside to set a gorgeous potted plant on it. The kids picked out a few cacti which we placed in a vintage Coca-Cola bottle holder. We already had the two white chairs and the kids table and chair set so completing the room with new pieces wasn’t that hard. I found the coffee table and console table from my local Home Goods and the lamp, pillow, basket, and vase are all from Target.
Overall, we wanted a room that we can enjoy all year round, and Tarkett and reliable contractors helped us create that. If you want to start planning a makeover, then visit sites like https://jmthompson.com/our-services/pre-construction/. The sunroom is easily my favorite part of the house now, maybe because it’s the only clean part of the house, but that’s another story. Here are some not so glamourous photos of the room before and in progress, as well as sources for the furniture in the room!
Do you have any upcoming home projects you’ll be working on this summer? Thanks for stopping by!