Here’s a look at our autumn sunroom at Bluestone Hill! If you’ve been following along for a while, you might have noticed the large framed Gettysburg print that was our great great uncle’s, because it’s made the rounds around the house. I play musical art, which is a nice, free way to change up a room. Last fall it was in our family room and then our entryway, and sometime after Christmas I think I moved it into our living room, where it has been until I just moved it into our sunroom. I finally pulled the glass off of it, which I’ve been wanting to do because it was hard to see the print behind it. It is very old and water stained, so I figured there wasn’t much point to keeping the glass anyway. I had to borrow a crowbar from my brother to get the back off–they certainly knew how to secure a frame back in…whenever it was framed (I’m guessing it’s at least fifty or sixty years old).

The bench is new, too. Our brother built it for me. A couple of the pieces of wood were a little warped so it’s not perfectly level, but we’ll keep it. (And him.) I’m going to stick a little shim under it and it will be fine. I’m not complaining, since he built the whole thing himself. Originally, I was supposed to help, but he built a table for the girls and I provided support by snacking loudly next to him the whole time. I was not shocked when he offered to do it without my assistance the second time around. Afterwards, I stained it using Minwax Golden Oak.

I was thinking we’d do two benches because the room is a little narrow, but for now we’ll just do one, since our two and four year old both have flipped off the back of a bench now. So we’ll keep the two industrial chairs on the other side for the time being.

For autumn touches, I just used the turning hydrangea, some berry branches, and white pumpkins.

Source List:
Faux painted brick wallpaper – Tempaper Textured Brick White
Floor – Bluestone
Windows and Curtains – existing
Table – Ballard Designs Ceylon Whitewash Outdoor Dining Table
End chairs – Pier 1
Cable knit blanket on bench – Boll & Branch
Side chairs – Joss and Main Xander Side Chair
Plates and serving dishes – Pottery Barn Emma set
Glasses – Home Goods
Rusty orb light & sideboard – secondhand store
Long wire basket (centerpiece) – antique store
Bench – our brother built; Stained with Minwax Golden Oak

Gettysburg Print – was our great great uncle’s
Footed bowl on sideboard – Pottery Barn Emma Footed Serving Bowl
Table runner – Pottery Barn

Lantern – secondhand store

Chaise lounge – Ballard Designs Baldwin Chaise with ruffled slipcover
Two brown pillows on chaise – antique store

Throw blanket on chaise – Target

Accent table – Target
Buffalo check pillow – I made
Clock – Joss and Main
Side table – Target (was white I painted it)
Wooden crates in corner holding hydrangea – secondhand store

Have a wonderful day! – Jamie
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  • Cecilia Bramhall

    I love your sunroom! It looks so cozy and inviting! Had to laugh about your “assistance” – perfect sisterly help! (I have 5 siblings; I can so see one of us helping in said way 😂). The bench is perfect. I want to come sit in this space!

  • Monika Rudnik-Kulikowska

    Autumn decorations with pumpkins are beautiful! I invite you to watch the decoration of pumpkins on my blog

  • It’s a beautiful room Jamie, love the floor. Your home is gorgeous!

    • Thank you, Karen! We love the floor too! We are lucky our Uncle picked so many timeless finishes!


  • NanaDiana

    What a wonderful brother–that bench will always be imperfectly perfect because he made it for you. The room looks just beautiful. I can remember my kids falling backwards off benches when they were little, too. I ended up putting them back in chairs, too. I had both those benches until about 5 or 6 years ago…darn it–wish I had them back!

    • Thank you! He’s a pretty good brother 😉 I love the look of benches, but they aren’t very functional with little ones. I guess we both found that out the hard way haha!


  • Cynthia N’ Gary Hoekstra

    Even tho waterstained there may be significant value to your print. If the backing was that hard to pry off I’m thinking it easily could be double the years you stated as 50 years ago they were already using slide out backing. It would be a shame to add sun damage to what might be a historically desired piece. Just say’n…

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