So yesterday, I posted a bit about our garage sale and the room transformation that took place in our sun porch. As a reminder, here is the room filled with all of our garage sale goods:
Here is the room after all the garage sale items had been removed and placed in our garage:
Still not great.
Here is the room after we did a little more cleaning and organzing. We removed the sheets from our patio furniture, and now the room is looking much, much better!
We tried a new layout this year. Last year, we had the couch where these chairs were. This year, we moved the couch in front of the book shelves for a 'layered' look. See this post from Emily A. Clark for more about layering furniture.
See where another $2 palm tree would have fit in nicely? Also, I haven't done anything with the actual bookshelves yet. The books and decor are completely haphazard at this point. And I need to get the area rug that works well in this room up from the basement craft area. Which means I need to go rug shopping for a new rug for the craft area. Home Goods, here I come!
We actually ate dinner here Sunday night. Bill and I pulled up ottomans to the end of the table. It's a nice little kid work and play station too.
this post, and the lamp shades were scored at Target on the cheap. (See this post.) The orange-red pillow came with the outdoor furniture set that we purchased at Sam's a few years ago. The striped pillows are new this year. They were on sale at Kohl's 55% off for just over $9. An additional 30% off brought them closer to $6 each and they contributed towards some Kohl's Cash. (I have a love-hate relationship with Kohl's Cash. More on that another day.)
I don't have a specific budget for this room, but because it's a room we can only use about 5-6 months out of the year, I'm not going to spend much on it this season. I love that we have a whole new room to play in now, and so do the kids...even if we need to have a little heater in there and it's mid-May:).