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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.

 

Restyled Space Party :: One Room -- Three Ways :: AnExtraordinaryDay.net

 

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.  

Here are the rules this amazing group of bloggers had to follow:
  1. Take a room in their home and transform it into 3 distinct spaces over 3 days.
  2. Mostly “shop” their home.
  3. 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….

 

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And then again for St. Valentine’s Day….

 

Winter Decorating :: Red Snowflakes :: AnExtraordinaryDay.net

 

And then springtime….

 

Yellow Splashes in the Sun Room :: AnExtraordinaryDay.net

 

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?

 

Day Two!

 

One Room, Three Ways :: Welcome to my Sunroom ::.AnExtraordinaryDay.net

 

Let’s pretend that you haven’t already seen my sunroom.

The door is open, come on in….

 

One Room, Three Ways, Blue & White Decor :: #oneroomthreeways  :: AnExtraordinaryDay.net

 

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.

 

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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.

 

Sunroom :: candlestick view :: AnExtraordinaryDay.net

 

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.

 

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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.

 

Sunroom ::Vignette :: AnExtraordinaryDay.net

 

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.

 

Sunroom :: luncheon table - window seat :: AnExtraordinaryDay.net

 

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?

 

Blue & White Tablescape ::  #OneRoomThreeWays :: AnExtraordinaryDay.net

 

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.

 

Sunroom dressed in blue & white :: AnExtraordinaryDay.net

 

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!

Diane

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Comments

  1. This room is always gorgeous! What a perfect space to decorate!

  2. Glenda Kremer says:

    all beautiful as usual however I went back to every picture and never found the bunnies–how did I miss them? you said peeking I think! I love visiting your house–wish it were in person!
    hugs!
    glenda

    • Thank you so much sweet friend.
      The bunnies are sitting on the floor between the two chairs, almost under the table.
      Awww…wouldn’t it be fun to visit in person?
      May your day overflow this HIS joy!! [hugs]

  3. Refreshing
    Fresh
    Like a sip of iced tea in a mason jar on a humid day
    Love it

  4. Diane,

    Thank you so much for linking up! I love every detail of yours rooms….but the Christmas one takes the cake (or should I say the fruit cake)! LOL!

    It was such a fun challenge….I don’t think my house will ever be the same. :)

    Happy day!
    karianne

    • Haha! The fruit cake! Karianne….I’m sure my friends thought I was a bit fruity to spend so much time decorating that little room for Christmas. But…it was sooooo much fun!!!
      Thanks for taking time to check out my ‘goods’ and leave your encouraging thoughts.
      I’ll be interested in seeing how your house get changed up because of the challenge. I have no doubt that things will be different. [wink].
      Blessings!!

  5. Tina H. says:

    Very pretty! :)

  6. So pretty!
    Smiles, Dottie

  7. So pretty and you have decorated it beautifully!

  8. I love your beautiful sunroom… and you have transitioned it so nicely between the different seasons!! Great job! Wasn’t this challenge fun? I gave it a shot too… restyling a room by shopping the house is right up my alley too!! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous space:)
    Krista

    • Thank you so much Krista! I agree….it was a fun challenge…and I love the way it get’s the “little gray cells” challenged to think in new and fresh ways.
      You are so sweet to pop over with your kind and encouraging thoughts.
      Blessings!!

  9. Good Morning Diane,

    My word, three versions of one room and all so lovely. I especially love the cool feeling of your sun room and your grandmother’s china is beautiful. I adore the shape of the cups and saucers, and as you say, such a treasure knowing your family members used the tea set often.
    I think it is a wonderful way to decorate, by shopping in our own homes….. now then, what shall I move around???
    Have a lovely day Diane,
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

    • Oh Daphne you are so sweet!!
      I agree it’s a wonderful challenge to shop our homes…a great exercise in our creativity. Right now I’m playing with a bit of red, white, and blue fun. Just wish I could remember where I put the flags once I found them after Memorial Day? :-/ It was a good spot…perfect for easy and quick access for the 4th. Arrgh!!!!!!
      Thank you for your warm thoughts. :)
      Wishing you a joyful weekend!

  10. Love that china from your grandmother….the room looks cool and inviting on a hot day :)

    • I am so blessed to have that lovely china, Deb. Expect to see it make its appearance on the blog periodically…I have loved it since I was a child.
      Thanks for your kind words. May your day be extraordinary!

  11. I think the ‘spot’ is perfect! Seriously–wish I could gather up the energy to actually make it happen. *sigh* I take stabs at it? LOL And then the sun comes out and I’m ‘rearranging’ the patio! I’m such a whiner. LOLOL My favorite bit is the corner with the bunny. Go figure! I’m kinda a corner gal. I can scope out the rest of the place, be out of the general flow of traffic and just BE. And you’ve made that corner mighty inviting. Might even have to light those pretty candles!
    It’s lovely and cool with the colours you’ve chosen. Gail’s right–like a cool drink from a mason jar!

    • Oh my friend…all this ‘stuff’ does take energy that I know you’re using up in other necessary ways…some much more meaningful, too. And sunshine is such a healer…you really do need to get out there and soak it in. (Don’t you love that I just gave you an excuse? LOL)
      I love a sweet corner too. Thanks for your lovely sweet encouraging words…they are refreshment to the soul.

  12. On a triple digit day like today, your cool blue room looks so inviting and refreshing!

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

    • We haven’t hit the triples….ugh! But…humid and 80+ it’s good for the eyes.
      Thanks for your sweet remarks! :)
      Wishing you and Bentley a most extraordinary day, Susan!!

  13. I love all of your fabulous looks – but the soothing summer one really wins me over!

    Ann of Green Gables would be proud – and $0 spent – icing on the cake!
    Kelly

    • You have such a fabulous eye and are so inspiring….You just made my day, Kelly!
      Yeah! I love the $0 part too! :)
      Wishing you An Extraordinary Day!

  14. Blue and white always looks so fresh and inviting; it makes for a pretty sunroom.

  15. Very fresh and inviting :) ~Pernilla

  16. Very pretty – blue and white is so cooling, don’t you think? Lovely.

    Thanks so much for joining in this week.

    xo
    Claudia

    • Thank you, Claudia!
      Oh yes….so very cooling. And my don’t we need that on these humid days?!
      Hope your week is extraordinary!

  17. Hmmm. I can’t seem to pick a favorite, Diane! They all look just lovely. You have a great eye and a terrific sense of style! I would love to sit and relax in any one of those rooms!

  18. [email protected] of Serial Do-it-Yourselfer says:

    Pretty!! I think the springtime might be my favorite…but then I do love the red snowflakes hanging from the branches…and then who doesn’t love blue and white!! That looks like a great room to have fun decorating!
    XO,
    Christy

    • Haha!! I’m with you, girlie! Each change becomes my new favorite. [wink]
      Thanks so much for stopping by Christy! You just put a big smile on my face.

  19. Wow! You’ve been busy! They all look fantastic! I popped over from Alderberry Hill–thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

  20. I want a playroom like this! How lovely! My favorite so far is the spring look, but the blue look is pretty wonderful, too! Thank you for showing us all the possibilities!

  21. As always, your sunroom is so sweet and cozy…you just don’t go wrong with decorating in there! Great looks! ~Zuni

  22. I love,love, love your porch and any way you decorate it is perfect to me. What a great area. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  23. Beautiful! Everything is so beautiful in your post and the fabulous photography too! I specially love your table setting with the gorgeous blue and White china, it is amazing! I’m still in the 4th. of July and can’t think C’mas yet, lol…Enjoy your Fourth weekend ahead!
    FABBY

    • Haha!! I hear you….Christmas needs to stay a long way off….I’m not a fan of all that snow. 😉
      You are so kind, Fabby! I do my best with my camera….it’s always so challenging. Thanks for your encouragement.
      Happy 4th to you too!!!!

  24. Oh, I wanted to follow you, but couldn’t find the link for it! Thanks.
    Fabby

  25. Wow, I love how you’ve transformed your room for the different seasons!

  26. It’s so inspiring to see how one room can be decorated so differently! LOVE them all… but then I really love the sunporch space!!! Blue and white really works so well in your room… and your attention to sweet detail makes it a joy to see!

    • My sunroom is a small space…but it’s become my playground for fun decor. :)
      Yvonne….you have such amazing taste and such a hand for decor….your comment truly is a blessing to me. Thank you so much!!! [hugs]

  27. What a delight, I know you had such fun. I must admit the blue and white is my favorite. I am dropping in from Ivy’s party. Your blog is great. Kathy

  28. What a fun challenge and you decorated so well!! Thankyou for sharing!
    Jennelise

  29. Love your room three ways! I think the blue and white is my favorite. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

    • Thanks Danielle! The blue and white is certainly the most calm and restful. :) I find it interesting that when spring comes I love the bright colors and as the world greens up I opt for more soothing schemes.
      Blessings!

  30. That is so much fun to change a room out like that. I bet your sun room is a favorite to decorate year round! Thanks for sharing at TTF.

    Linda

    • Maybe we could call it my playroom! Haha! Every girl needs one. When we moved here I had no idea what to do with the room….but it all started with Christmas and I’ve been enjoying it every since. Thanks for enjoying it along with me, Linda!
      Blessings!

  31. Love your room ALL the ways you’ve shown! The blue and white is so charming, bright and cheerful!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

  32. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    You have such a wonderful room to work with and I love all the looks – way too hard to pick a favorite!

  33. Hello Diane, I love these looks – can’t pick a favorite – I tend to really love blue and white….so very delighted you shared with A Return to Loveliness,
    Kathy

    • Thank you so much Kathy! Isn’t there something about blue and white that so very refreshing in these warm summer months?
      Hope your week is off to an extraordinary start!

  34. Hello Diane, I wanted to share that this post will be featured in this week’s A Return to Loveliness, I do appreciate you sharing,
    Kathy

  35. Diane – wonderful post and simply love the pictures you’ve shared. Sunrooms are very popular here in Florida and we appreciate the inspiration and tips you’ve shared via this post! Thank you.

  36. I love all the different versions! Thank you so much for sharing at Redoux.

  37. Diane – fantastic post with woderful pictures of the 3 way transformation. Very inspired choices and each feels so fresh. Thanks for these ideas to really liven up a sunroom.

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