Hello Dear Readers!
I have been up to my eyeballs in boxes and
packing paper (still) and trying my best to work
with one room at a time; however, it has
been a bit difficult as there are still
many boxes that need to be unpacked.
I worked on the sunroom.
You could not see the floor as it was truly
covered with furniture, boxes, and orphaned
accessories. However, I got through it!
The Hickory Cottage Sunroom (for now)
The good thing about putting the sunroom
together was that most of the items
that are in that room came from
The Berry Patch House, so many of
the items were not packed away
and were just transferred from house to house.
I must admit, I changed the furniture
in this room three times!
I was so frustrated with not feeling
that I had the right pieces in there,
especially when there were chairs that
I had the best intentions of reupholstering.
Life happens and I did not get the chance
to do that. So the two chairs made their
debut in three different areas
in the new house
and finally found their way in the sunroom.
I was hesitant. However, this article
from The Triangle Home (June/July 2019)
made me realize that it was O.K.
I found this article while I was going
through one of my stacks
of magazines and noticed the cover of a
brightly colored room and noticed
the various colors including shades
of red/pinks/apple green/blues.
That’s when I decided ~ go for it!
Make the best of what you have!
I gathered accessories
in the shades of raspberry,
blush, and blues
to make the chairs feel welcome in the room.
In my former sunroom,
the wicker furniture was apple green
and I had raspberry accents such as
this plant stand.
There is a red origami crane (that mom made)
nestled in the bird’s nest.
I had every intention and still do
of painting my wicker in this room.
However, as I stated previously,
life happens, and it will eventually
Speaking of my apple green wicker,
I kept the potting bench and a few
other pieces. My Sweetie’s mom
is enjoying the rest.
Watering cans still have a place
in the sunroom.
And so does my bird cage
with the wonderful view behind it.
Another pretty view.
Across from the pair of chairs,
I placed my vintage bench
with my fav grain sack turned
The other side of the room that is
adjacent to Great Room through
We are very pleased with the way
the trim work turned out in this room.
The sun is pretty intense in
the sunroom and the shades
that I ordered will not deter
from the beauty of the trim/windows.
Hopefully they will be in soon and that
they are able to install them!
So these chairs have found their
home in the sunroom. At a later
date, when the fabric shop re-opens
I will be there choosing fabric
for a new look and re-fresh.
I must admit that I love sitting
in this sunroom more than the other.
I think it’s all about the view
and its spaciousness.
A view from the arches.
I love that we chose the rounded
arches and blew our budget on
all of the beautiful trim work.
I hope that you are all enduring
these unusual and difficult times
we are experiencing.
I have faith that this will all be
behind us soon. I so miss my family
and friends too! We will come away
from this and truly appreciate
the little things in life.
Before, one of the things that
I so missed were my taste buds
and now I savor each flavor!!
Stay safe and healthy and
have a most beautiful day!