When we were home shopping, we were not opposed to the idea of finding a semi fixer-upper that we can renovate and make our own. GOOD THING we did not go through with that idea. We ended up purchasing our current home with only ONE room that needed any serious renovation. This one room is enough work by itself!
This small 200 square foot “sunroom” we nicknamed the wood room because the walls are nothing but 70s-style wood paneling. The previous owners used this room as their den. They crammed a couch, a TV, multiple bookshelves, and a floor to ceiling bookshelf filled with hundreds and hundreds of books into this small room. Although three out of the four walls were nothing but windows, they kept the blinds closed and the windows shut. The old wood rotted windows were even painted closed! It was like a cave and such a sad way to use a room that had tons of potential.
Here are some photos from when we fist moved in. All of these were taken on my old point and shoot.
Although floor-to-ceiling bookcases can be nice, this one was made out of plywood and poorly constructed. The rest of the house had tons of book shelves and since Dave and I both do not collect many books, we decided to take down the shelving in the room not long after we moved in.
When we adopted Lucy, we also decided to remove the carpeting so that the room could be “her” room while we were out. That lasted about two weeks…
What lied underneath the carpet? 70s-style linoleum! Of course!
Fast forward almost two years later and we decided to renovate the room into an office as the current office will be turned into a nursery (someday). We started with replacing the windows, and have now moved on to painting the paneling. We only have the primer up so far, but it looks so much better already. It’s the brightest room in the house so I can’t wait to be able to take photos in there.
Can’t wait to paint the back of this shelving fun colors, Young House Love-style!
We still have a lot of work to do, mostly painting – walls, ceiling, molding, etc. But I can’t wait to see the finished product! And no, Lucy will NOT be allowed in this room. Lucky for us, we really like this old style farm door that opens at the top so we can keep Lucy out but still have the door “open”.