Maybe this is just me trying to hang on to every last vestige of summer. Maybe it’s me wanting a big sunroom makeover (we haven’t even touched ours since we moved in). Or maybe it’s just that Jenna Sue has a knack for awesome makeovers (you may remember her entryway transformation). Whatever the reason, feast your sunshine-loving eyes on this cheerful update. Here’s her letter:
Hello once again! Our sunroom began with white walls, green trim, carpet and a sagging ceiling.
We removed the ceiling, added insulation and fresh new humidity resistant drywall (which I painted a light blue and added recessed speakers and lights). And we replaced the carpet with gray ‘wood’ tile planks.
We bought a couple of Brimnes daybeds from Ikea so we can finally have guests over.
I built a simple rustic coffee…
… and console table…
… added some accessories and a bunch of pillows, made a no-sew slipcover for our old armchair, hung some art, and now we have the perfect summer party space.
Thanks for looking! -Jenna Sue
Thanks for sharing, Jenna Sue. It makes us very jealous that we don’t live in Florida right now. And we love all the construction details (like the drywall and tile work) along with the homemade stuff (like the slipcover, coffee table, and console table). And for everyone else, be sure to click over to Jenna Sue’s blog for more info on the projects in the space (cat owners will love the hidden litter box she made). But first let’s play the favorite part game. Sherry is swooning over those two daybeds from Ikea that are smartly placed to form sort of a daybed sectional (her exact quote was “daybed sectional for the win!”) and I’m loving the gray “wood” tile and that black cat who looks just like my parents’ cat. Now when can we come over?
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Kitten approved! Love all the soft pillows too.. makes me want to dive right in.
Where is the metal turquoise side table from?
I think folks are saying it’s a trash can turned over and sprayed turquoise. So smart!
Jenna Sue actually said on one of her blog posts: “PS, contrary to what everyone believes on Pinterest… this is and always was a side table, not a trash can! And it was purchased at Target which apparently no longer sells them” (but she did spray paint it from black to blue!)
So interesting! It was a Pinterest rumor! Haha.
Janice B says
When I read, “Reader Resign…” on facebook, I instantly knew it was John’s doing. LOL. Hey John… we still love ya. :-)
I think you mean Reader Redesign.
Haha, all fixed!
I want to take a nap out there!
I think that mirror belongs in your bedroom, it really totally has “that shape” that is repeated in there!
As for what I am in love with? The pillows! I never really cared to pay attention to throw pillows until recently. I made my first purchase and now I want a Sherry sized collection of them! ;) So fun!
check the spelling in your title. should prob be reDEsign. lol
Haha, thanks! All fixed :)
Melissa G says
i LOVE her blog! (and yours of course!) i have one of her entry way prints with a key and our address #, LOVE it. her work is amazing!!
I love the entire thing. It looks so airy and bright; like you should grab some lemonade and a good magazine. But for my favorite part I’m going to paraphrase Clara here; “pretty pretty tile.”
Holy schmoly! I love the turquoise side table! Where did it come from?!
If you click over I think she found it in black and sprayed it! Forget where. I think it’s in her write up though :)
Nicole Hyatt says
It’s a trash can she turned over and painted!!
Alexandra Schelling says
Love it! Drooling over the gray “wood” tile!
[email protected] says
Gorgeous make over! I really really love that coffee table
I love the kitties. As for the decor, I love love love the blue ceiling. I want to buy a house with a sunroom or porch simply so I can paint the ceiling sky blue! And the blue and white color scheme is so fresh and clean!
I love that ceiling too Cori. I have an old farmhouse with a covered porch and when I had the house repainted, the painter told me it was an old custom to paint the ceiling of the porch sky blue and it supposedly helped reduce wasps nests? This year is all about spiders so I haven’t had a big wasp issue, but I have wondered. While I don’t mind wasps, having them in the barn and sheds is more preferred ;)
We have a sunroom about the same size and want curtains in this same configuration. Where do you get curtain rods long enough to make this happen? What happens in the corners?
We also have a sunroom and we actually used electrical conduit for rods and home depot drop cloths as curtains. It actually came out really nice! It also kept costs way down!
ale norris says
this is definitely one of the best makeovers i’ve seen! it looks fantastic.
This is absolutely amazing!!
I love when it seems like animals are sneaking in and posing like posh models in photos!!! :) Great job Jenna Sue!
Crystal @ 29 Rue House says
LOVE IT! It is absolutely stunning. I love the floor, and all the white. Cat looks beautiful in the pictures too – love it that he’s grooming himself on the new floors!
My favorite part of the sunroom is easily the cat :)
(that’s not to say the rest of the room doesn’t look amazing, it totally does!)
Gorgeous make-over! And I love that your cat is photobombing all the pictures. Mine do the same thing.
Amy @ a new old house says
Love the “wood” tiles, and the breezy curtains! What a beautiful space!
Julie (from Pocketful of Joules) says
I love the mix of ikat and stripped pillows. So fun and casual!
What a cozy spot. I love the colors and the airy feel. I want to sit and have a coffee date there!
John, you might want to proofread your last paragraph. ;)
Just looked it over. What am I missing?
Oh man, I’ve seen that turquoise spray painted console table on Pinterest a million times! I just did a similar little spray paint job based on it. Nice to see the whole room! So pretty.
WOW….what a transformation. I think Kitty approves too! ;)
The cat is definitely my favorite thing :)
Although the room looks awesome too!
[email protected] says
I love everything. and as an owner of 3 cats I can totally appreciate having the box outside. We have one in our garage and the cats have to “tell” us when it’s time to potty. And yes they actually let us know. Speaking of cats I actually use to have one that used the toilet, it’s true. Beautiful room, I’m totally jealous!
Lovely! It is also a sign….I have been doing lots of research on “wood” tile. We have a toddler, baby, and a huge dog. I want to replace all our missed matched flooring on the first floor with wood but am sooooo afraid that very day life with boys and dogs will mess up the floors. I am wondering,am I crazy for thinking about doing the wood looking tile on an entire level of the house? I have seen some dark colors that look amazing, at least online.
I love that idea! Anyone else have experience with it?
Jenna Sue says
We love our wood tile so much that I am really considering doing it throughout our entire next house instead of hardwood. They are so easy and durable! Though if you live in a cold climate you might want to invest in radiant heating.
Katie @ J&K Homestead says
We used “wood” tile in our 1/2 bath remodel. I LOVE IT! And unlike regular tile, the temperature stays neutral all the time. No problems with it being cold, even in the Wisconsin winters we have. The only place temperature fluctuates is where the one vent in the baseboard directly blows onto the floor. We plan to use the same tile in our 2 entryway remodels coming up.
Here’s what we used (sorry my photography skills weren’t so good back at that time)…
Kristin F says
It is an absolutely fabulous room, but did you check out her cost run-down? Not trying to win brownie points with you, however, I appreciate your more “thrifty” ways. I wish I had $295 to spend on pillow covers! I balk at buying a pillow for $19.99, which is probably why there are so few pillows in my house!
Haha, you know me and pillows… I love them all! I really like how she kept costs down in other ways like building furniture and making those curtain rods! So cool.
Brooke @ Inside-Out Design says
The way they’ve used the daybeds is genius! I’m gonna keep that idea in mind! The whole transformation is awesome- the room is so pretty!
Amanda C says
Have I not seen that waste-basket-turned-side-table on Pinterest?!
Gabriella @ Our Life In Action says
The colours looks so crisp and clean and play off eachother beautifully; keeping it simple yet modern. Not to mention that cute little kitty…a ham like burger (sneaking into every pic). Nice job!
Christina @ Homemade Ocean says
Holy smokes! I think this is my favorite Reader Redesign so far!!!!
I love the colors she chose, and ohhhh talk about pillow heaven.
Can I come over?
Christina @ Homemade Ocean says
And also….I am loving all the porch instagramming you all are doing!!! Glad to see you are enjoying it!
Awesome! I have been yearning to redo our untouched sunroom!! ANd this is exactly what I’m going for! my fave are the daybeds!!
LOVE this room. It’s official! I’m adopting Jenna Sue so she can re-do my house. Whatever she wants to do, I’m game!
Ginny @ goofymonkeys says
Such a beautiful space! It makes me want to enclose our screen porch and set it up as a quiet sitting room. I would love that.
Lovely! It’s funny because I just spent the better part of an hour browsing Jenna’s website and I stubled on her city maps. It should be noted that these are the same maps that I have had in my Etsy favorites for months and have specifically set aside two walls in my dining room for a pair. I love that she has a blog showcasing her immense talent. Thanks for sharing!
I love that!
This is absolutely beautiful. I think I have that same mirror (Hobby Lobby???) and I adore all of the different, and yet complimentary, shapes going on in here.
Jess @ Little House. Big Heart. says
All the patio makeovers and deck updates this week are making me positively itch to get outside and start banging away (literally) on our future decomposed granite patio!
This is a gorgeous makeover! I love the “wood” tiles.
Lovely room – all the white & turquoise makes it look so cool. Totally need that visual in Florida to offset 200% humidity in 90+ degree heat. (Can you tell I’m getting tired of summer? I think we’re on month 5 of 7!)
I’ve got to show my sister the litter box – that is brilliant!
I was thisclose to buying the Hemnes daybed this weekend (20% off – wahoo!) for my guestroom, but I’m liking the Brimnes (and it’s lower pricepoint)!
Thanks for sharing the IKEA goodness! :)
betty in munich says
I love that her cat(s?) photo bombed almost every picture! They are so cool…oh and of course the porch is great too!
Katie @ J&K Homestead says
Love the transformation!
Is it just my imagination, or does Picture #4 not remind you of the sunroom of your old house (in terms of room layout and windows)? I had to do a double take thinking the new owners had made-over your old house. :)
Totally! Aw, memories.
Barbara H. says
Love the cat outhouse, coffee table on wheels, wood tile – it all looks delicious.
Unrelated but wanted to ask what kind of staple gun do you guys use for your projects? Would you be able to suggest something for a someone who will be using it for the first time?
Also, I find the “where we bought” section extremely helpful, will it possible to do a post or have a section on what kind of tools you use for your projects?
It would be such big help! :)
Please note that after reading your blog for more than 3 years and being inspired every single time, it’s finally time to pull the trigger ;)
Aw, good luck with everything!
Aw thanks! Here’s a post about what tools we like/what they help us with: https://www.younghouselove.com/a-handy-little-holiday-gift-list/
As for a staple gun, we just have a $20 one from Home Depot (it came with some staples and we got a pack of extra ones to use after those ran out). It’s just metal and basic and doesn’t even have a brand on it but it has worked well for years! Hope it helps!
[email protected] says
Love it. The daybeds are the perfect idea for a sunroom. Guests sure, but afternoon naps even better!
Love it all! The colors are fantastic and it’s definitely a great place. I wish my sunroom would look like that… instead it’s more of a covered porch with windows that all needs torn down and done properly.
Paige @ Little Nostalgia says
I remember their entryway! They have excellent taste. This is so cheerful, and I like the kitty approval too.
I would be interested in knowing how she got that grey-washed finish on the DIY coffee and console tables. Everything looks beautiful!
Joanna, she explained it on her blog. It was stain with paint over it and sanding.