Clear the floor. Kill the bugs.

From the neck up, the sunroom looks great. The floor is/was leaving something to be desired.  A few months ago I ripped up that greenish carpet and went bug killing...remember? 

So for awhile, we were living with a splintery, wooden floor. Nice, right?

And then there was the matter of this corner which shows that water is somehow getting in from somewhere. Yuck.

A few weekends ago on one of those nice breezy afternoons, the Donnellys went to work. We unscrewed, and ripped up the floor. (I thank the previous homeowners for forgetting to glue it to the floor- it came up rather nicely!).

And HOLY BUG OVERLOAD! There were nasty bugs everywhere under the wood. We did some heavy duty cleaning and now...

 ...we have concrete! I am thankful it is gray as it sort of blends in with our house and doesn't really stick out too much for the time being. Yes, it is a little chipped but what do you expect? I am NOT painting to only have it covered up later.  Maybe a little area rug can be whipped up for the time being.

Fixing the leak is our first priority.  Then we can work on adding a real floor down the road. Here's the dreaded corner all cleaned out.  At least it is somewhat presentable.

Not too shabby, right? And at least I won't get splinters walking into the sunroom throughout my barefooted summer vacation. Woot!

Notice the missing patio chairs? (see above picture for a look). They are currently getting a makeover. More to come!


A new coffee table

Not much of an explanation here but please check out our lovely new coffee table we purchased from Scarlet Willow. 

Such wonderful legs. A great price. And a cat licking her BE-hind in the background.

And a photo-bomb by the hubs. Way. To. Go.

A great addition to our ever-growing living space. Doesn't it just LOOK bigger? It sure does feel that way...


Mantle Overload

Finally, Summer has arrived! And with it, some completed home projects. 

First, we have the mantle. I have had the things for awhile now but haven't done much with them. So today, I decided it was time to spend the energy making our mantle a bit more "sunny".

Here's the finished product.

First, I framed our arrow pictures we ordered off of Etsy. I went with arrows because the fence sort of reminds me of arrows. So I thought this would be neat. 

I also got this little yellow vase from a yard sale on Memorial day and added some of our West Elm paper flowers. I like.

Ryan got the old bottle from his mom for his birthday. It is one of the old breweries that run in his side of the family. It looks even nicer with the yellow.

The middle holds an old fence I had gotten from Clover Market. I decided to just wrap some of our paper flowers around it for now. 

And on the other side holds the other part of the pair of arrow prints in a new frame.

The rest of the items have been living up there for awhile. But they look way nicer with the other upgrades.

So there you have it! A fresh and new mantle. On to the next project!