Welcome back to my series on renovating my family’s vacation home in the Pennsylvania Pocono Mountains. We’re currently working on the sunroom. This room originally had mustard yellow sponge-painted walls with slate blue-grey woodwork. It serves as the main entrance to the home and in the future will serve as a cigar smoking room for my husband, year round.
One of the first things we did was repair some water leaks, and remove all the existing trim and casing. We also replaced both exterior doors.
We used a dark greyscale primer on the existing wall surrounding the French doors. This wall is clad in the original exterior siding.
And we followed the grayscale primer with two coats of the dark Basque Green Paint by Sherwin Williams.
Along with drywall repairs following the water problems, we ended up entirely replacing the extra wide steps leading up into the main part of the home.
Next, the French doors were primed and painted.
Next we began priming and painting the inside of the window frames and any other areas that wouldn’t eventually be covered with cedar planks or casing.
Of course, all the cedar wood we are going to install on the wall surfaces and trim still needs to be painted with two coats of green opaque stain.
And now the half bookcases for either side of the French Doors could be constructed. Here are the original drawings I supplied to my husband:
We also began discussing the possibility of including a small television to the space! Why not add another level of enjoyment to this woodsy room?
And after staining and cutting the wood we installed the simple bookcases, before moving on to the flooring and ceiling.
Whew! There’s still a lot more work to do…but now we can finally begin the process of installing the beautiful Hickory Wood on the floors and ceiling before moving on to the stained green wall planks and all the wood casing and trim. Of course, lighting and window treatments will eventually need to be addressed, along with a new area rug, furniture, and accessories.
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