Remember how last week, after we painted the sunroom, I was deeply uncertain about the color choice?
We decided to wait a week.
This week we like it much more. It's still not what I imagined, but I like how the walls came out. If we repaint with either of the yellow colors that are part of this wall treatment, it makes the terracotta layer look muddy and undefined. We're leaving it as is for the foreseeable future.
We did move a few things around so that I won't have to look at so much of the terracotta floor tile against the walls.
Plant in the corner hiding the floor/wall
In the summer, we put Super Solar Screen over the two skylights to keep the sunroom cooler. Jim goes up on the roof and ties the screen around the skylights with blue nylon rope. It really does keep the temperature cooler, and slightly darkens the room. We do this to the skylights in my studio also. We also have a few screens in sunny parts of the house that we've replaced with Super Solar Screen. Just as I got used to the new paint color, we put up the screens and darkened the room slightly.
On hot days, this room does feel like a cool refuge in a hacienda somewhere far from New Hampshire.
We moved this rug to the middle of the big section of tile (instead of at the door). Some day I'll weave a rug for this room.....that was actually part of the plan when I purchased my Toika Liisa loom!
In the winter, when the light changes again, we may change our minds and paint again. Or we might love this paint so much by then that we won't even think about it!!! For now, we're happy with it and are glad we painted the sunroom these colors!
When I originally posted about painting, I included details of the specific paint colors so that in the future I'll know just where to find that information. Surprisingly, I've had blog visits from people searching for those exact colors of paint. I guess I'm not the only one who relies heavily on google!!
Thanks for all of your words of wisdom and encouragement with this project! All in all, it was a satisfying project to complete!!
Deeply uncertain after painting the room