I have zero chill about this one…not even gonna lie. To think that this little flat roof room once had rusted red metal lap siding with two tiny windows still just blows my mind. It was the most awkward room that felt so disconnected from the rest of the house. …Until now.
A before & after, shall we?
I had one requirement for this room: if it’s going to be different, let’s make it stand out! A different siding material was a non negotiable and we landed on cedar shingle siding. We installed it ourselves and while it took a long time, it was actually pretty fun to do! (More cedar shingle info + installation instructions here.)
The thing about cedar is, with time it naturally patinas to a beautiful weathered gray color and I know that will pair so beautifully with our muted green exterior color – Subterranean. But until then, we get the pleasure of watching the cedar age from a rich wood tone to gray over the the next couple of years. And I can’t wait to retake photos when the color has started to fade!
We chose to do weaved corners which admittedly was a bit of a learning curve, but I love to see the corners taper in and out so seamlessly! It adds to the charm of the room and it was well worth the extra effort.
As I mentioned in our bedroom interior reveal post, we added 4 new windows to add as much natural light as possible. It was a necessity for the interior, and a way to fill out the empty wall space on the exterior. Adding windows will forever be my favorite upgrade!
We planted Lotus Moon Pearlbush which will grow to be a stunning white flower bush, boxwoods, lavender, and a lilac tree! Once they grow out, it should look like a whimsical garden and I cannot wait! The unsightly (and unused) well next to the room was disguised by the cedar cover I built for it (a full tutorial for that is coming next week) and a beautiful bird bath.
We have many summer nights in our backyard to come and we feel so fortunate to have this pretty view to look at now!