8/31/10

House Project - Goodbye Sun Room

Truth time: I've been sitting here for about an hour trying to figure out how begin this post, but I have absolutely not idea what to say.

It could due to the fact that this is a completely boring and pointless post but I like to document our changes to our home, plus I don't think I can make every post pregnancy related, that might get boring.

Home improvements always make a much more exciting post.....

So here we go, our story of how we (Luke) got rid of an ugly room.

We have (had) this weird sun room/room full of rotting wood and nails on the back of our house.

The previous owners turned the back porch into this makeshift "sun room". The living room windows look out into this "sun room" and we never open our window because this room was so horribly ugly.

I, however have mixed feelings about this room. You see when we moved into the home we immediately made a decision to get rid of that room. Actually we decided to get rid of it before we moved in, from the moment we saw the house we knew it was wretched and did not belong.

Then a neighbor told me about how the previous owner was in his 80's and built the sun room for his sick wife so that she wouldn't get bit my mosquitoes when sitting outside enjoying the day.

I'M. NOT. EVEN. KIDDING.

Doesn't that sound like a story that you see on you tube?

So I of course then had an emotional connection and expressed to Luke that I did not want to tear it down.

Yes it served as a giant eye-sore to the house, yes it blocked sun light from coming into our living room but it was built with some poor man's BLOOD, SWEAT, and TEARS. This sun room was not coming down on my watch.

That is until Luke and his parents tore it down on Friday.

Apparently Luke doesn't care about old sweet men who love their wives like I do.

Now that it's down I have to say I am SO glad it's gone. Our living room is so much brighter and it was just plain ugly.

I just try to pretend the story that the neighbor told me was just a made up story to tug at my heart strings.

Here is the room before:
The inside of the room, which I might add is the worst picture I have ever taken in my life, let's just pretend that its artistically crooked, instead of proof that not only do I not know how to work my camera but apparently I have no idea how to hold it. (those back windows look into our living room)
Tearing it down. Such a cute little worker: This picture sort of makes Luke look like he has a big butt, which I can assure you he does not. But I also feel ok saying that since my butt is growing at a record speed.
And after:

Obviously it still needs some work. We need to stain the wood, and put up a rail and plant some flowers, but for now it's much better than it was before.

I heard some really mean man who doesn't like kids and only lived with cats built it.

At least that's what I choose to believe.



That rain gutter just chilling on the ground sure looks nice. So do those moving boxes in the corner after we've been in our house for almost six months.

The Tree's keep it classy around here.

Also while Luke's parents were here this weekend they bought us some new patio furniture for our anniversary present.

I'm still shocked by this whole buying other people an anniversary present but I definitely appreciate the generosity.

Those two chairs on the back porch were new and then we put a cute bench and table on the front porch:

I love it! I plan to get a Fallish wreath and put a potted mum on that table.

So ready for Fall!

So that was our latest house project.

21 comments:

Classy Fab Sarah said...

I feel like you could be blogging about MY ugly sunroom that blocks the light from my living room. So weird!

Mine was carpeted until last week when I ripped out the carpet... but now I need to fly you all to Indiana to rip mine out, right? Obviously I'd just need you to sit on my couch and supervise.

And in exchange I will send you one of the mums I just potted. Deal.

It looks amazing now that it's finished! And I can't imagine how much brighter it must be! Yay!

Candice @ ChiaSeedMe said...

This story is really really funny. I definitely think you made the right decision - the back of your house looks great now! Just block the old man out - what he doesn't know won't hurt him. I think it's funny that you're sweet enough to second guess your decision because of that story..I guess I'm too cold hearted:)

California Wife said...

It looks great without the sunroom! I can't wait to see the finished product!

Rhiannon said...

I just love it when you post. Especially when you think it's going to be a very boring post. Those are usually some of my favorites! I'm glad the Trees came up to help you {Luke} with the tear-down -- you must love all the light it lets into your home now. And I'm looking forward to the day when someone buys me fabulous new patio furniture in celebration of my anniversary.

mrsashcake said...

I would be the exact same way being attached because of that story. it would be so hard for me to let it go! haha

but how awesome that you have a built in porch now! so cute!

Lucky in Love said...

What a difference! That looks amazing!

Lauren said...

Girl, as busy as you all will be, that sweet boy will be here in no time, haha!!!! Still so bummed I don’t get to see you!!! :(

Lauren said...

Love it! It looks so great! And yay for in-laws who buy you anniversary presents!

Melissa said...

I think it looks better torn down too! And, I love your front porch!!

Jessica @ Acting Adult said...

You can't worry about stories like that. You have to make the house good for YOU and YOURS. Plus, it looks so much better without it!

And that porch? Adorable! The furniture is great and I love your wreath.

Tara Gibson said...

looks great girl! you never post a boring post! you are hilarious!

Carolyn @ life, love & puppy prints said...

It all looks sooooo good! :)

Newlywed and Decorating said...

Looks great!! I love the back patio- the story did make me sad though :) I can't wait to get a mum for the porch either! It's some sort of symbol of homeownership to me :)

Sweet Simplicity said...

I bet your living room feels like a whole new room now! I can't live without sunlight streaming through. I love big windows.

Amish Family Recipes said...

Everything looks great! I cannot wait for fall and sadly, it is still in the mid 90's here in PA - UGH! Wanted to say congrats on your pregnany as well!!!

Sonya said...

That sunroom was just ugly! If you're going to add something like that, at least make it look nice! Can't wait to see how you finish it!

Love Lace said...

Much better without the sunroom...just don't think about that little old man. It would get me every time too!

Heather said...

Love it!! I think a sunroom would be nice to sit during a thunderstorm, but love the space that you have created!! I can't wait to see it all finished!

In this wonderful life... said...

What a big project! They did great!! I'm glad your liking the house :)

Heather said...

Megan- I feel like I say this is every comment...but you are so, so hilarious!!!! I laugh so hard everytime I read your posts!!! I just love you!!! Even if your butt is growing at record speed!!! Which I highly, highly doubt-- ha!! :)

The Shabby Princess said...

It looks great!! I can totally understand not wanting to take down that sweet gesture from a husband to a wife, but, you aren't 80 and you need a nice little back porch! Ha. It really does look fantastic!