One of my favorite projects was the sunroom we built onto the back of our house a couple of years ago.
It used to just be one big deck out there, but now we can enjoy the beauty of our wooded yard year-round.
In July we went on vacation, and when we got home I had and email from a rep at a popular decor and furniture store who said she’d seen a photo of my sunroom decorated for summer and loved it. She asked me to send a similar shot of it decorated for fall for them to use on their website and newsletter.
Trouble was, we haven’t had the sunroom that long and I couldn’t find a single photo I had taken of it decorated for fall last year. And she wanted me to email it to her within 24 hours. D’oh!
So instead of unpacking from our trip and falling into bed, I stayed up all night dragging boxes of fall decorations up from the basement and staging the sunroom so I could take the photos first thing in the morning.
(Wish you could have seen my family’s faces when they woke up the next day and saw fall all over the house. Ha.)
So, bleary-eyed and half awake, I took the photos and edited them that morning.
Just as I was about to mail them off to make her 24-hour deadline, another email popped in from her: “Never mind. I extended the offer to several bloggers and went with the first one who sent her photos in. Looking forward to working with you in the future, though!”
All of that is to say that these photos were actually taken in July. And I have just not been motivated to decorate it again yet.
So in the spirit of full disclosure, I have to admit to you that it’s still “summer” in my sunroom right now and looks more like this…
When I was decorating it for fall, I kept wishing I had some wood furniture to warm it up more. The green ottomans were kinda bugging me. They looked too summery.
Then I had an epiphany. The small cedar chest in my bedroom would work!
So I lugged it down to the sunroom to try it out:
Much better! The wood just looks more fall. I liked it so much that even after I returned all the rest of the decorations to storage, I kept the chest out here.
So that’s the state of things here at my place right now. Thanks for stopping by!