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Every once in awhile, we go on a field trip to one of our team members’ homes and do a one-day room refresh. Yesterday, we picked out all our favorite outdoor living pieces from Lowe’s and bypassed our yard in the middle of renovating and headed over to Brooke and Tristan’s new home! They’re lucky enough to have a screened in porch, or as the locals call it here, a Carolina room! All they had in there before were a couple of beach chairs and a little ikea ottoman, until we had our way with it.
I kid you not, this is the same space! And it only took us a few hours to pull off!
After giving it a good power washing, we whipped out our rollers and brushes and painted the ceiling Black Magic using Sherwin Williams Weathershield paint in Satin. It’s the perfect black with some brown undertones. Contrary to what you might think, the black ceiling actually makes the space look bigger. It’s almost as if the ceiling dissolves into the night sky and opens it up. Not to mention that the sexy black looks lovely in contrast to the warm wood tones.
Swapping out the ceiling fan for this sleek, black, more modern fan made such a difference. I love how you can see the wood grain on the blades, and doesn’t a fan in an outdoor space feel so like a necessity?
We decided to keep the existing wood shades, but we wanted to soften the look with some gauzy curtains. I love that these velcro onto the rod, so install was a breeze and they make the whole room feel romantic. Plus, they double as even more privacy! The black curtain rod looks so discreet against the black paint.
Would you believe me if I told you this whole space is 11-1/2 ft by 11-1/2 ft? We fit SO much in here and it really maximizes the space. I asked them what they dreamed of using this space for and they both mentioned they would love to hang out here and just relax but then Tristan chimed in, that he’d love to eat breakfast here, too. Say no more! We created different zones with the corner sectional maximizing seating so they can stretch out or invite a bunch of friends over. And a potting station. And a little dining nook. Bringing in more actually breathes some interest and life into the space, plus it’s all functional! The cute little bistro set is perfect for enjoying a little meal at and I know they’ve been doing exactly that ever since.
You know a space I have my hand in, wouldn’t be complete without a lamp! The brass lamp not only adds the perfect evening ambiance, but it makes this space feel more like an extension of the house. The Knuth’s are going to be able to get at least 9 months of use out of this space so it really is an extension of their home!
I almost forgot to mention, we swapped out their dingy door for this beautiful window-pane door and it’s the perfect upgrade.
The bar cart/plant stand is further evidence that more is more. Brooke really wanted some greenery to liven things up and I couldn’t think of a cuter way to do that than with a cute wicker cart! And lucky for us, Lowe’s was a one-stop-shop to fulfill all of our furnishing AND plant needs!
The coffee table/fire pit is one of my favorite things in here. It’s hooked up to a hidden propane tank and although they won’t be needing the heat for a while, having some warmth in here for chillier nights will really extend the use they get from this space!
Putting this together for Brooke and Tristan was such a fun way to spend an afternoon and I think I can confidently say, they love it ;).
Paint Color: Sherwin Williams Black Magic in Satin
Corner Sectional Piece
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