Maybe you’ve seen it as you’ve cruised around blogland.
Jennifer Rizzo hosted a blogger party where seven gals each took a room in their home and over three days, made over one room, decorating it three ways. There have been some amazing transformations!
The series concludes with an invitation to all who wish to link up their transformed rooms.
As you can no doubt imagine. I was pretty much inspired to jump on this bandwagon.
My sunroom was languishing. The weather has been really warm, and the only frequenters of said room are the cats. The temperature in the sunroom might have been pushing 80 degrees this past week….and they’re in there soaking up the sun’s rays. Silly felines.
You might remember that decorating the sunroom for Christmas (the main house for that matter as well), all came about because of Jennifer’s instigation. Some people have quite the power of suggestion. Persuasion, maybe?
All party games have rules, and this one is no exception.
- Take a room in their home and transform it into 3 distinct spaces over 3 days.
- Mostly “shop” their home.
- Create on a dime up to a total $100 for all three rooms if necessary.
Okay…I’m not sure that I am creating three distinct spaces. That concept could mean different things to different people. But, since I am not an ‘official’ player….I think I can take a bit of creative liberty here.
Numbers two and three are no problem for me. Since I have been on a spending freeze….my only choice is to shop my home. One thing I know for sure….though I’d love to spend some money and recover a few chairs or make new pillows….I have more than enough stuff in my stash or around my house to play with. There is no doubt. I am blessed. And grateful. Very grateful.
If it’s okay with you….let the fun begin!!!
Here’s a glimpse at the sunroom for Christmas….
And then again for St. Valentine’s Day….
And then springtime….
I guess I could quit there. That would be one room three ways.
But, what fun would that be?
Let’s just say the first three iterations are Day One…
And today’s blue and white version is Day Two…
On Monday I will bring your Day Three.
I do hope you can wait that long.
Guaranteed…it will be worth the wait. In my humble opinion.
It will be a holiday version. Can you guess which one?
Let’s pretend that you haven’t already seen my sunroom.
The door is open, come on in….
Have you noticed, summer is heating up?
Blue and white always bring a bit of visual refreshment. And since the sunroom tends to be a bit warm these days, I thought this would be the perfect color combo….all the way down to my faux hydrangeas.
Do your recognize the French provincial chair with the lovely white legs? She came from the same home as my French provincial screen. Today’s she’s wearing a temporary new dress….a sort of slipcover made from a table square. The pedestal table is covered with a vintage linen table cloth. And the wicker chair. It’s the one we pulled from the dumpster in early winter. Just the other day I refreshed her with a quick coat of white paint (left over from the trim transformation in October). The chair pads, pillows, and table square are Longaberger circa 2000.
Doesn’t the light sparkle prettily in the candlesticks. The square ones are vintage from my parent’s home. The rounded one is a gift from my husband. It’s Russian crystal which he purchased from a crystal factory worker who was paid in crystal as his company did not have money to pay him.
You don’t usually see the room from this view. It’s a bit challenging to decorate as there are windows and/or doors for every wall. But, the light is wonderful and the view is terrific. I love that the back of house here is at tree top level.
This time of year I find myself keeping my table tops and flat surfaces less cluttered. It feels better.
Here a watering can lamp was borrowed from the guest room. Actually it’s not really a lamp. Quite a few years ago I picked up this watering can at TJ Maxx because I loved its periwinkle blue and its $5 price tag. The lamp kit I used has a simple clamp that attaches the socket and bulb to the handle. Isn’t it fun?
You might remember seeing the little gardening bird gracing the table for a springtime tablescape.
The Fenton milk glass basket was delivered to me filled with flowers back when I was dating a very handsome man. I married that sweet thoughtful man who had them sent to me. Here I filled it with some hydrangea blossoms. Don’t tell, but I robbed several tall stems of their flowers to create the two arrangements in the sunroom.
A view through the milk glass basket of the table set up for a summer luncheon.
It’s quite the fancy luncheon too. Besides tea and cordial (Diana and Anne of Green Gables were allowed to drink a glass of cordial for their special luncheon…do you remember what happened?)
I have no idea what should be on the menu. I guess I’m falling down on my hostess duties. Oh, well…at least the table looks pretty! [wink]
What shall we have?
The table is set with some lovely vintage flow blue china that I inherited from my grandmother. One thing I like about it is that the pieces are worn. I have no idea how often the china was used, but I love that they used it and didn’t just admire it in the china cabinet.
And the stone bunny rabbits you see peeking out there….
They look a bit uncomfortable. You see they are used to spending all their days in my garden…actually they’ve lived in several gardens, in several states. Last winter I took them in….and they are still here.
There’s a wreath in the window too. You can almost see it there in the photo. In ‘life’ it’s just the perfect little touch.
There you have it! One Room Three Ways….Day Two
It was fun shopping the house and putting the room together.
What was your favorite corner?
Be sure to pop back on Monday for the final view of One Room Three Ways.
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Wishing you An Extraordinary Day!
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