I had the best time DIYing my wedding, and still love helping my wedding and e-design clients DIY, but it does not compare with my obsession for DYI home projects. Even as a renter I gave my apartments and homes upgrades, but now that I’m a homeowner, I spend countless hours planning and executing projects. I love experimenting and trying new things. I’ve amassed quite a collection of power tools and logged many hours learning from Youtube. I love participating in the One Room Challenge. Are you familiar with this biannual blogger event? It’s an event sponsored by Better Homes and Gardens, where dozens of bloggers, many DYI enthusiasts, tackle a room makeover and document it over 6 weeks. We link up here, making it easy to discover other bloggers and find brand new inspirational content.
I am currently participating in the fall One Room Challenge giving my basement an upgrade with relaxed, California vibes. Follow my progress on my blog, Lauren Koster Creative and live progress on my Instagram. Today, I’m sharing the room I completed for the spring event, my sunroom. It began as woodsy rustic space. I laid patterned tile, gave it a coat (or several) of white paint, and made the space a perfect bridge to marry the indoors and outdoor areas of our home. It was captured in all its glory by Collette from The Lipstick Lens.
WHAT I DID
- painted (Behr – Polar Bear) multiple coats!
- removed carpet
- laid sub floor
- updated light fixture
- shopped for plants and furniture
tile: Home Depot // table: CB2 // dining chairs: Design Within Reach // rug: World Market // woven accent chair (similar): Etsy // pillow on accent chair: World Market // hanging chair: Serena and Lily / pillow on hanging chair: Modrn GR // side table: DIY // plant stand: Reclaimed Theory // 3 plant stand: Ikea // light fixture: Ikea // art from our honeymoon / dinning bench (another option I love): All Modern / cane credenza: Target