Do any of you have a room that you LOVE but also hate at the same time? I did. It was our sunroom.
When we went on our first showing of our house I loved this 3 season room off of the dining room/kitchen. It had a ton of new windows, high ceilings with a sunlight and a ton of light coming in.
The part I hated? The walls were stained plywood with weird leaves thrown about, and a horrible stained blue berber carpet.
This is what it looked like when we first saw the house.
I knew I wanted to paint it all white. I hate white on the walls of the interior of my home, but in a sunroom, I couldn’t wait for it to be white and bright.
I also knew that the carpet had to go. It was the only place in the house that had carpet and with a new little one crawling around I cringed if he ever crawled off the blanket I put down.
So those were going to be my first two and biggest projects in this room.
I figured I would start by priming a section of the room where it was a weird bump out that didn’t really have a purpose. I wanted to see how much the primer covered or if the stain would bleed through.
First coat of primer…ugh.
This was going to be a long process….and it was.
I ended up doing 3 coats of primer, and two coats of paint in the entire room! If you didn’t catch that…I did 5 coats of paint in entire room!!!! What a nightmare. But, on the bright side (pun intended) I LOVED it.
We ripped out the old carpet and I began demoing the tile in the weird bump out space.
There was some mold on the plywood underneath the carpet because they didn’t do a great job caulking the wall where it met the deck on the outside. So we replaced the plywood in a few spots, and where the tile was. We then laid down Luan board to make a nice smooth, flat surface to lay down the floor.
The flooring I choose was from Home Depot. It’s called (affiliate link) TrafficMASTER Allure Flooring It’s a vinyl plank flooring and it’s awesome! We used the same one in our basement and everyone loves the look. They think it’s real wood! It’s great for high humidity and we we wanted something flexible since it’s our sunroom. It gets really hot and really cold.
The best part is it’s easy to put down. I did it by myself without any help from the hubby. I’m pretty proud of it and I think it looks amazing!
What do you think?
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Wednesday 2nd of August 2017
Just wondering how the floors held up over time? Thinking about putting that type of flooring in our three season room - we live in Massachusetts so we have a wide range of temperature. Thanks!!
Monday 7th of August 2017
Unfortunately these are not recommended for rooms that are not temperature controlled. It will void the warranty. With that said, my sunroom is not temperature controlled and 3 years later they're still fine.
Tuesday 2nd of June 2015
What color is your plank? It looks like golden maple. Did you have to put an underlay with it or just lay the board? Thanks
Wednesday 3rd of June 2015
The color is called Pacific Pine from Allure. There was already plywood underneath when we ripped up the carpet but we laid down luann board down as well just to make it a really nice surface.
Saturday 7th of February 2015
I'm much older than you, but have laid vinyl plank flooring, peel n stick, on sale from Lumber liquidators, and everyone does think it is real wood. Five years old now and looking good. That room now is SO inviting. Sorry it took so many coats of primer/paint to make it nice, but it is lovely. The leaf shapes in the plywood I believe is where knots were in it. I had that in a house I was in once, also. Not finish plywood for sure. But durable. I'm new to your site and so enjoying it.
Friday 6th of February 2015
Hi! Any updates?
Friday 6th of February 2015
HI! We're working on it! Did a couple things but it's been in the negative degrees here lately but we're planning! I'll have another post up soon with what we did for our curtains!
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Monday 26th of January 2015
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