Monday, June 10, 2013

The Sunroom

The Sunroom

Before...Hello 1990's!

The Sunroom had originally been used as a sleeping porch for the Howard boys.  After the apartment conversion it was then used as a dining room and the window between the second floor bathroom and the porch closed off (yes you read that right).  In the 1950’s a red and black linoleum was glued onto the floor, baseboard radiators installed and grandfather stripped the original green stained yellow pine woodwork and changed it to the lighter pine finish we see throughout the second floor.  Eventually we would like to change this back to a green stain.    The 1990’s brought further changes with a green shag carpet that was GLUED to the floor  and the radiators painted with oil based red paint.
For the restoration, we primed and painted the room and then sanded down the floors.  A colonial maple stain and multiple top coats were added.  The original light fixture sent by an aunt from “out east” has been maintained.
The Design-Sunroom
Colors: Benjamin Moore: Woodlawn Blue HC-147 and Valspar Woodlawn White 94-8C from the National Trust Collection.
Flooring: Restoration of the original maple floors.  

I don't know who in their right mind glued down that carpet...Fail!

In the words of the amazing Nicole Curtis..."Why in the hell would you cover that up?!"

Don't tell...the curtains are from Walmart. Egads!!!  

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