A few days ago I posted a picture of Bradley on Instagram and several people commented on the bookshelves in the background, so I decided I’d do a recap of some of the projects for our sunroom. When we first moved into our house the sunroom was our children’s playroom. Over time that has changed and now we simply have a play area in Mommy’s craft room. But the color scheme is still the same. You see having boys and girls I wanted it to be something that was neutral but still fun and playful.
I had seen this table and chairs at Hobby Lobby and it was what inspired the decoration of this room. Hobby Lobby also has a bookshelf and coat rack to match but they aren’t needed in my area. Later I was looking for something to organize the kids’ toys in and I found this cute set up at Wal-Mart. I am not as fond of the basket now as I was when I first got them. They haven’t held up as well as I would like so I am planning to get some different baskets in the future. Hopefully I can find some plastic ones in the same color scheme that will fit.
I realized when preparing to write this recap that I never did a post on the first project my husband and I did for the sunroom, the picture frames. I will tell you more about them at the end of this post.
The next project I did for this room was the Artwork display. It has been a year since I made the artwork display and while I still love it I have learned a few things about it. 1. My oldest daughter has made lots of stuff to hang on it and I had to reattach her clothes pin. The hot gun didn’t hold up well over time. 2. The sun has faded the cardstock from the lettering, but it still looks nice.
The last project I want to feature in this post is the Pallet bookshelves. It has also been a year since I made them and I still love them. They don’t hold a bunch of books but its prefect for each child to have two books in the sunroom and the rest of their books in their rooms.
As far as the picture frames go, I looked and looked for something that I liked to match the color scheme and I couldn’t find anything. So I decided I wanted to paint some picture frames so that each side was a different color (red, blue, green and yellow). Adam did this for me. He taped off two sides and painted the other two sides, then when they were done he taped off the sides he painted and painted the other two sides. When I bought the paint I wasn’t thinking and I bought flat. So when I made the artwork display and the bookshelves, I put a coat of mod podge on the picture frames to give them more of a finished look. They have gotten messed up some over the years but for the most part they still look good. The pictures of my children that are in the frames were done by Mandi Hutchenson Photography. If you are in the Birmingham area and looking for someone to take pictures of your family make sure to get in contact with Mandi, she does a wonderful job.