Eclectic Sun Room Makeover

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This little room at the back of our house has gone through several transformations. We mostly call it the mud room but it’s more of a sun room, reading nook, sitting room, overflow from the dining room when entertaining (more seating)… a quite space off the dining room with French doors leading to the back patio.

Boho Sunroom Makeover

Well, the sun room got an unplanned makeover when we used some leftover paint from the man cave paint job. And it gave me a chance to turn Spring cleaning into something so rewarding – a room makeover with a zero budget by shopping the house. But first, let’s take a trip down memory lane for this little room…

When we bought our house, it had a single door and blue indoor/outdoor carpeting. Right away we added French doors, slate tile and a fresh coat of paint. 


It’s one of my grown up “doll house” rooms. I’m always changing it up in there by shopping the house for furniture and accessories. The HUGE mirror was frameless and above the fireplace in our living room when we bought our house. We moved it to this room to give the illusion of more space and light, added a frame and a vinyl monogram. 

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Do you move furniture and decorative accessories around from room to room to freshen things up or do you call it permanently perfect and enjoy things as is for years?
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There was even a brief stint as a breakfast nook.

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I love an eclectic vibe of the collected decor…can you tell?

This DIY half globe light fixture cover is one of my favorite projects: 

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DIY Globe Light Fixture Tutorial

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And these DIY no-sew script curtains. They didn’t go back up this time but I’ll be finding somewhere else in our home to use them. Do you have decorative accessories that you hang onto because you’re just so in love?

DIY script drop cloth drapes

Remember when I had these vintage teacher desks in the kitchen too? Again, always rearranging. It’s just such a joy! Motivation to clean, something new without spending. I’m addicted. 

Holiday decorating too! 

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Remember these DIY painted chairs

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Okay, already! I took these beautiful Sauder chairs from our reading nook reading nook @diyshowoff @SauderUSA #puttogether

Let’s see the latest look, shall we? Finally, right? I am in love with the happy and bright atmosphere with the dark moody wall color! The collected decor from shopping around the house gives it an eclectic boho feel!

And all that’s new in this room is the wall paint (which was actually leftover, so again, zero dollars spent! Gotta love that!). Wall color: Carbon Copy (Behr)

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This is my Springtime in Paris floral arrangement from a few years back. So pretty! Boho Sunroom Makeover The dream catcher was a fall DIY project but I love it in this room. What do you think?

DIY hula hoop dream catcher/wreath

Boho Sunroom Makeover

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Check back next week when this room has a whole new look and purpose! Just kidding!!! I think we’ll keep it for a while. Although, my orange velvet wing backs would look fab in here too. lol 

One more time. Before:

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After: 

Boho Sunroom Makeover

Have a great week, DIY friends! 

Easter DIY & Decorating Inspiration

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Easter DIY Project Ideas:

Happy Spring, DIY friends! Rounding up a collection of Easter DIY & decorating inspiration for my DIYShowOff friends. 

I don’t know about you, but I feel renewed! These longer days and the bright sunshine just fill my soul with so much happiness and motivation! I’m so ready to put winter behind me! It’s the perfect day to take a walk down memory lane at some DIYShowOff Easter inspiration: 

Cute Easter DIY ideas @diyshowoff

Easter Egg Hunt Mantel 

Time for some seasonal//holiday decorating! Do you set out some decorative bunnies, crosses or spring flowers this time of year? I love freshening up our home with seasonal decorative accessories. 

Spring Easter egg hunt mantel @diyshowoff #michaelsmakers #makeitwithmichaels #ad

essential oil snuggle bunnies hot/cold pack

Do you love handmade gifts as much as I do? I love the thought and love behind gift giving. These snuggle bunnies are so cute. Tip: edit the tutorial to put a little pocket in the front with a felt carrot or flower for changing out the essential oils. 

Snuggle Bunnies Tutorial - DIY warm/cool/aromatherapy with essential oils) rice packs @diyshowoff

Easter succulent garden 

A couple of twigs, twine and a few rocks can give your container or succulent garden a faith based vignette and reminder of the reason for the season. xo

He is Risen! succulent garden at diyshowoff.com

easy t-shirt Easter basket liner

SO easy! Create an iron on personalization, grab a t-shirt. Easy peasy basket liner for any occasion. 

DIY personalized Easter basket liner tutorial @diyshowoff

floral Easter basket arrangement

A moss bunny transforms a floral arrangement and works all spring long. Adorable! 

So pretty! DIY spring floral centerpiece tutorial. Perfect for Easter too! #madewithmichaels @diyshowoff

Spring Fling welcome bundle

Entertaining? Hosting? A diffuser + some Stress Away or Lavender or Peace & Calming or Valor or Citrus Fresh … so many options to fill your home with inviting scents for a comfortable environment. When you purchase the Premium Starter Kit using Enroller/Sponsor #1836762 at YoungLiving.com, you’ll get a Spring Welcome bundle including a sweet mini USB bunny diffuser! Score!

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succulent eggs 

No green thumb? Tuck some faux-succulents into some pretty plastic eggs to decorate vignettes or use at place settings when hosting a family gathering. 

Freshen up your home with spring decor! DIY tutorial for spring succulents arrangement! #michaelsmaker

dip-dyed inspired Easter egg 

Fun weekend craft for you and the kiddos or a gather up your creative craft loving friends for an egg painting party! painted-dip-dyed-eggs

PB Inspired Decorative Eggs 

A trip down DIYShowOff memory lane! This is an oldie but goodie! 

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(Wood) Chocolate Bar Decorative Accent 

A real look and cute accent piece! Add it to your mantelscape for a whimsical touch. 

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Pop over to see more spring DIY inspiration

Spring DIY ideas @diyshowoff

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