Hope Williams
Hope Williams
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  • Young Harris, GA

My Sunroom Makeover.

2 Materials
$350
5 Months
Easy

Hey ya'll! I am here to share my sunroom makeover. I started with indoor/outdoor carpet, paneling and really just a plain jane room. Notice that heavy duty iron security bar on the window? Yeah, everyone of them on every window was taken down on closing day, along with all the lock changes.
I guess it is here I should mention that I wanted a brick floor. And I meant I was gonna have me a brick floor in
pic of listing of house.
pic of listing of house.
First, take up the glued down carpet. Paint the bricko the house.   Clean, prep, prime and paint the 3 remaining walls.  I also painted both the door to the dining room and the sunroom door, and all the window trim in gloss black.   
same view as above
same view as above
With all the painting done, it was onto my brick flooring!  Or so I thought it was.  (insert mega frown and crocodile tears!)
prepping floor
prepping floor
after using a heat gun and a scraper, I sanded any leftover glue. 
after leveling  added
after leveling added
This area here needed to be leveled and smoothed out.  Let me insert here that I did this whole room myself.  No help from my hubby, as with most rooms in this house. 
see 1 of my babies at the door?
see 1 of my babies at the door?
Here, I enacted Plan B.  Not the kind from the drug store, but a Plan B all the same!
Plan B.....
Plan B.....
Stencil, and stencil was only the beginning!  First, I painted the floor in concrete floor paint in Gray.  The first placement of my stencil proved this was going to be a royal stencil in my behind too!  It did not work and ran all under, around the stencil and made a grand mess because the floor was an add on and turned into a sun room.  It was not even close to being able to do a stencil on.  SO, Plan C was enacted!
exit side of sunroom
exit side of sunroom
I am a God fearing woman, and believe me when I say this;  I traced and painted every single brick you see on this floor.  Right hand raised: I swear to tell the WHOLE TRUTH HERE, EVERY ONE OF THEM.
Plants and puppy beds in
Plants and puppy beds in
It took me quite some time, don't remember exactly HOW long, But I did it.  I was a Happy cam damper and I finally had my brick floor in my sunroom! 
Our babies napping.
Our babies napping.
This room was for my plants and our girls.  I think I succeeded here.  Who wants to wake those sleepy babies and ask them?

Suggested materials:

  • Brick stencil  (Royal Design Stencils)
  • Concrete paint, 2 colors  (Lowes)

Have a question about this project?

2 questions
  • Rosy
    on Feb 13, 2018

    Did you cover your finished floor with a sealer?
  • Patricia
    on Apr 14, 2018

    Was it very difficult to get the glue up? How long did it take you to get it all up? I’d like to take up our rug but I’m afraid once I get the carpet up, I won’t be able to get all the glue up. You did a great job, by the way!

    • Patricia
      on Apr 15, 2018

      Thanks Hope....doing the grid sounds like a good idea!

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  • Mom33715595
    on Aug 18, 2018

    You did a fantastic job and I loved your descriptions of each step. You obviously are talented and have a great sense of humor!

    • Hope Williams
      on Aug 18, 2018

      Wow, thank you so much ! My husband says I am the queen of one line stunners! You are very nice to leave such a great comment. TY

  • Leo33344814
    on Oct 13, 2018

    That's really amazing. It is looking really nice and well-organized. I am also going to start the makeover of my room next month and will surely apply the tips as that of yours. Moreover, as I also want to replace my old furniture and while surfing the internet last night, I came across this amazing website ( https://www.officesolutionsfl.com).Seems like they are offering the great deal in all the furniture. I am thinking to try them once and see how my room will look after the makeover with the new furniture. Hope so, all goes really well.

    • Hope Williams
      on Oct 13, 2018

      Thank you Leo! I hope your room turns out exactly as you see it in your mind. I’m sure it will be beautiful when you have it complete. Just remember, your home, your tastes, your vision.

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