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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Make a room with French Doors!

We live in our sunroom year round!  

When we moved here this was just a covered patio.  We looked at windows and different options to convert it to a sunroom.  It is a 16x16, so six sets of French doors was perfect!  They can be opened and it feels just like you are outside. 



I love fans and I have two of them going almost all the time.



Two of the walls are brick.  I still haven't decided if I will paint or do something else with them. For now, I like them the way they are.

This is a chandy that I fluffed up and hung on a standing birdcage hanger.

This old armoire that is in the sunroom houses alot of my vintage quilts. The one on display now, belonged to my grandmother.

A comfy old wicker chair and ottoman.

I change the covers on my couch all the time.  The cats are inside alot and we eat out here, you get the picture! I find beautiful king size spreads at yard sales and that is what I cover my furniture with.  The sheet on the back of the sofa has beautiful crocheted roses on it.  I have lots of pillows around to lay back and relax on.

I made a shabby flag to hang on the french door over the sofa.  And I also made a Zia sun (dream,catcher?) The Zia sun is the New Mexico flag symbol.

Here is a close up.  For those of you that are facebook friends, I did a complete post about the history of the Zia symbol.. Please go over and read it..  very interesting!

I love decorating with old doors!

There is always a cat or two asleep in the sunroom! 

This is the entrance from the family room into the sun room. Beyond this set of french door is the deck that we built after we converted the patio. I see Gracie asleep on the sofa, lol, it's hard to get a picture around here without a cat in it!!   We have the grill. wrought iron table and chairs...well, I'll do a post on the deck later!

View out of the sunroom.  It has been so dry here that the grass is really suffering, we need some rain!


I got my train case painted finally.  Now to decorate it!!!

I have been painting jars..the pink one is a big pickle jar!

I hope you have enjoyed this very lengthy post about our sunroom.

Funky Junk's Sat Nite Special
http://penny-pennystreasures.blogspot.com/2012/08/french-doors-for-walls.html http://penny-pennystreasures.blogspot.com/2012/08/french-doors-for-walls.html SHABBY CREEK COTTAGE
http://www.theshabbycreekcottage.com/2012/09/transformation-thursday-no-168.html

BRAMBLEBERRY COTTAGE
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/2012/09/time-travel-thursday-113-talented-time.html

SOMEDAY CRAFTS
http://somedaycrafts.blogspot.com/2012/09/whatever-goes-wednesday-133_5.html

THE THRIFTY HOME
http://www.thethriftyhome.com/

PRIMP YOUR STUFF
http://www.primpjunktion.com/2012/09/primp-your-stuff-wednesday-linky-party.html

THE STYLE SISTERS
http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/

SOUTHERN LOVELY
http://www.southernlovely.com/2012/09/show-share-56.html

SAVVY SOUTHERN STYLE
http://www.savvysouthernstyle.net/2012/09/wow-us-wednesdays-82.html

SHOW ME WHAT YOU GOT PARTY
http://www.notjustahousewife.net/2012/09/show-me-what-ya-got-90.html

A DIAMOND IN THE STUFF PARTY
http://adiamondinthestuff.blogspot.com/2012/09/time-to-shine-party-no-84.html


TUTOTIALS AND TIPS
http://www.homestoriesatoz.com/2012/09/tutorials-tips-link-party-76-styling-shelves.html

TRASH TO TREASURE
http://www.kammyskorner.com/2012/09/trash-2-treasure-tuesday-and-target-gc.html

KNICK OF TIME
http://knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com/2012/09/knick-of-time-tuesday-50.html

COMMON GROUND
http://commonground-debrasvintagedesigns.blogspot.com/!

CHARM OF HOME
http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com/2012/08/home-sweet-home-82.htm

FRIDAY UNFOLDED
http://www.stuff-and-nonsense.net/2012/08/welcome-to-fridays-unfolded_30.htm

I showed my DIY project, go over and see some other great idea's!
http://akadesign.ca

I am showing how I feathered my nest at this party, lots of other nesters over there showing their nest, got see!
http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/2012/08/feathered-nest-friday_30.html

Inspiration party going on, don't miss it!!
http://www.atthepicketfence.com/2012/08/its-inspiration-friday-no-80-welcome.html

Potpourri FrIday at 2805...join the party!
http://twenty-eight-0-five.blogspot.com/2012/08/potpourri-friday-39-home-depot-gift.htm

I am showing my shabby sun room over here:
http://shabbyartboutique.blogspot.com/2012/08/shabbilicious-friday-link-party-31st.html

Please join the party at
 http://romantichome.blogspot.com/2012/08/show-and-tell-friday_30.html

The party at My Repurposed Life has started !
http://www.myrepurposedlife.net/2012/08/catch-as-catch-can-87.html

The party has started at Freckled Laundry,
http://www.freckledlaundry.com/2012/08/air-your-laundry-friday-textile-party_30.html

The Chic on a Shoestring party is open!
http://chiconashoestringdecorating.blogspot.com/2012/08/flaunt-it-friday-117.html

There's a big blog party over at l Cherished Treasures
http://cherishedtreasures-terry.blogspot.com/

Funky Junk party has started
!http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/2012/08/sns-150-poofy-craft-room-for-picture.htm

SIX SISTERS, the place to be on Saturdays!
http://www.sixsistersstuff.com/2012/08/strut-your-stuff-saturday-link-party_31.html

Boogieboard Cottage has a great party going on!
http://boogieboardcottage.blogspot.com/2012/09/welcome-to-88th-masterpiece-monday.htm

Lots of thrifty idea's over at
http://www.niftythriftythings.com/category/nifty-thrifty-sunday

Come to the party!
http://www.itsoverflowing.com/2012/09/overflowing-with-creativity-91/

I am joining Cheri this week, come on over and see all the great posts
http://itssoverycheri.com/2012/09/02/its-party-time-9-2-2012/

Inspire me Monday...I love that party and so will you!
http://www.create-with-joy.com/2012/09/inspire-me-monday-week-35.html

Join the party!
http://www.craft-o-maniac.com/2012/09/craftomaniac-monday-link-party.html

My 1929 Charmer party has started, come on over!
http://my1929charmer.com/sundays-best-46-par-tay/

Join the party!
http://www.bystephanielynn.com/2012/09/the-sunday-showcase-party-no-117.html

The Newbie party has started, come on over!
http://debbie-debbiedoos.com/diy-home-decor-ideas.html

Start your Monday right!
 http://betweennapsontheporch.net/pottery-barn-clock-plates-make-your-own-the-189th-metamorphosis-monday/

Join the party!
http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/09/make-it-pretty-monday-week-13.html

Tweak it Tuesday!  Come join the party!
http://www.cozylittlehouse.com/




45 comments:

  1. Penny,

    What a delightful and charming Sun Room! I love french doors and wish my home was large enough to have a sunroom full of them as yours does!!
    Your beautiful home never ceases to amaze me!!

    Have a great Holiday weekend!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  2. Penny, everything gorgeous as usual.Your homeis a dream!
    Kisses.
    Alessandra

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  3. What a beautiful, cozy room! Great idea to use lots of doors. I love the white brick walls and that armoire full of quilts! Lovely!
    Your newest follower.

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  4. Love it all Penny even the sleeping cats! Gorgeous sunroom!

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  5. Penny, what a charming space! I love all of the french doors and all of your treasures are just wonderful!

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  6. Love your sun room! So cozy!
    Amanda
    www.notsoperfectmess.blogspot.co.uk
    XXX

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  7. lovely, visiting from feathered nest friday. Karen www.madewithmytwohands.blogspot.com

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  8. What a creative clever idea Penny!!
    Your sunroom is so charming and I would be out there all day long :-)
    Thanks for sharing all the beautiful photos!!
    Cheers,
    Lynn

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  9. I love your sunroom, Penny. It makes me miss the one we had in our next to last home. It always made me feel cozy and like I had wrapped a room around myself. Yours is beautiful!!! xo Diana

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  10. Oh my goodness..where to start! There are so many gorgeous things in this post! I love your painted jars. I want to do some too. Would love to see more photos of that flag throw--I want to copy you if that is alright. I love it! Lovely fabrics. Also that suncatcher is beautiful! Boy you have been busy. I need to get to work. You are inspiring me :)

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  11. Your room is beautiful and has so many gorgeous accessories! It's lovely of you to share your room at Potpourri Friday!

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  12. Penny, you are so right about French doors. I have only one on each side of my Florida room, but it's always been my dream to have that whole room done in French doors. They have such a sweet feel to them. And that armoire of yours is unbelievably beautiful. The curves the glass, the color. I really love that you have a light inside. It sure gives it an added sweetness!
    Liz

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  13. Hi Penny,
    Your sunroom is so sweet and cozy! I love it!
    XO
    ~Wendy

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  14. Don't know what happened but I lost my entire comment. Love the french doors and the sweet kitties.
    Hopping over from Alison's
    Hugs, Ginger

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  15. LOVE the french doors ( and the cats!!! )
    What a beautifully inviting room
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  16. Definitely a shabbilicious room Penny. Love the quilts and throws which add a lovely vintage shabby look. No wonder you love this room so much. Thank you for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday this week.

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  17. Beautiful room. French doors make my heart beat fast. Love the shabby look you have designed.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  18. How smart you are to think of using beautiful french doors. A fabulous idea.
    xo bj

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  19. What a gorgeous house! The colors are to die for and the cats all cuddled up made me want to snuggle up and take a nap. Charming house, charming blog! Happy to follow!
    -Robyn from http://tipsfromtheheart.blogspot.com

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  20. What a beautiful sunroom, Penny--and I love that the cats are happy and share it with you! I love your Roman-numeral clock on the wall--so pretty. I would want to be out here all the time, too!

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  21. What a gorgeous room!! So much I love about it, for one thing the chandy shades--how did you do them? I came from Six Sister's Strut your stuff.
    Janet

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  22. well that is just lovely! I love that you can open all those doors up! Also love the decor! You do some great stuff!

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  23. I am soooo glad there are other older women out there besides me that love to decorate in the romantic style! I just love what you've done with your home, sweetpea. Hubs and I have been married over 51 years now and do just about anything we want; although, church keeps him pretty busy.
    xoxo,
    Connie

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  24. Penny, I love your vintage style! Just adore the fans and all the wonderful decorating ideas you have come up with to make your rooms so adorable...Have a great weekend..xx Pam

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  25. This is such a beautiful room. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/08/free-bee-sweet-hat-pattern-crocheted.html
    I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  26. I love this room and your French doors. My husband and I are in the process of buying another home and we want to put French doors in our new bedroom. I only wish he's let me decorate the room like you did your sunroom. Lovely!

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  27. Love the look of this room with all the French doors. We did the same to our screened in porch several years ago. Now we enjoy this room year round.

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  28. i love this penny, this is exactly what i'd like to do to the back wall of our garage, then do a little deck off of it for inside/outside covered seating......i've envisioned it looking just like your room...this is so pretty...our walls out there are brick too, and i like your's natural...i think unpainted brick adds to the shabby/vintage appeal...very pretty room you have done, and i love that one photo of the old door and "bless your home" sign and pink wreath, that looks so adorable...:)

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  29. Your sun room is so beautiful, and love all those french doors - right now having door envy! Your room is so beautiful and I would be sitting out her all year round too! Your cats look very content! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

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  30. Love your sunroom, Penny! So airy and feminine! You have it decorated just perfectly! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  31. love, love, love all the doors! The brick looks great as it is so I don't think I'd paint it.

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  32. Beautiful porch and all your fun decor!
    Thanks for linking up.
    Karin

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  33. So pretty! I love the layers of textiles...feels like home! Thanks for sharing at It's Overflowing. XO, Aimee

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  34. So beautiful! A sunroom is on my wishlist and yours has made me want one even more.

    Ann-Marie

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  35. You are featured today at Potpourri Friday at 2805!

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  36. What a fantastic sunroom. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  37. I want to come snuggle on that couch with one of your kitties!! :)

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    1. I love this blog so much so better to keep on posting with glass doors. Thanks for having me here.

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  39. I love all of the french doors and all of your treasures are just wonderful! thanks for sharing nice blog .designs for glass doors.

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  40. French style are ideal for interior designs like the
    Pantry Doors, windows and front doors.

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