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.
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