Saturday, August 27, 2011

Update and giveaway....

OK...I know this has happened to some of you.  You think you are moving forward, when in fact your brain is moving faster than your common sense?  Let me see if I can explain.  It was a while back when I showed you my guest bath.


Here it is if you forgot.
I was thinking about changing the wallpaper...it has been there for 6 years.  I still like it, but as usual it is all over the place, which makes you get tired of things.   Really, I just never accessorized it.  One thing is I have this fear of nailing something into wallpaper.  It is a real fear my friends, so no snickering.  Not like my fear of spiders....but a fear none the less.

But then I thought...."where does it end people".  Do I just keep changing things and spending money until I am homeless and wallpaper is least of my problems?  Come on.

So I stared at it...real hard and said "what would I tell a client?".  Well by God, I would say "come on, let's just fix it up a little, and then you will love it"!!  

Which leads me to how ADD I can really get.

Pulled into Hancock's to get something to trim for the shower curtain.  Paid and drove home.  Only to realize that I left my clients fabric bag on the countertop.  Back to Hancock's.  Home.  Pull down shower curtain and start this.
I am in my manic stage by now.  Eyes twitching....a slight tick because I am getting inspired.  Start ironing this on and realize that I miscalculated and had to drive BACK to Hancock's to get more.  Get there and realize that I left my wallet at home.  Yep.  I can't remember how much it is so I start hunting down change all over the place.  Purse, floor of car....next step a can outside the door begging.  I DO NOT want to drive home again!!!!!

I manage to scrape together about $2 in change.  Go in....$1.29.  Whew.  Geez...why was my wallet out of my purse you might think.  I couldn't figure that part out.

Get home and finish.  3 trips later.  Yeah I know you want to see...but this is known in blogland as the tease.....later.

On to the giveaway.....You might think I have a lot of these but the truth is I think they are fun.  And...I like putting them together with things I have.  Leftover fabric and such.

So here goes.


There is a little under 2 yards of fabric, A black calligraphy brush, white and black chalk, 3 vintage keys, alphabet flash cards, and 4 old black and white pictures.







You know the drill.....but let's see.  Besides becoming a follower.....you need to clean out your linen closet.  Seriously is that not the one closet that can get messy faster than I can rip down a shower curtain and start ironing.....:)

Enjoy your Saturday.....Sheriky


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77 comments:

eclecticrevisited said...

stop teasing..!! we wanna see NOWWWW....!!!
yea, we've all had days like that were we make too many trips to the same store..and they do think we're nuts every time they see us come back..lol..
wonderful giveaway..
maureen

a perfect gray said...

great stuff there. all my kinda things. I'd enter but I don't want to clean out my closet, so I guess I'm out...donna

Sandy said...

Can't wait to see your finished updating. Love this give away of "this and that" so many ideas of what to do and where to use them...

The enchanted home said...

This was so funny and I could sooo relate, definitely something I can see myself doing including how your body reacts when "you are onto something great"!! Yep know those physical symptoms well:)
Now I want to see the end result...come on!!!! And do love the giveaway beautiful fabric, love those colors!!

Sherri Cassara said...

You are such a tease! My linen closet is already cleaned out (you know, borderline OCD issues) but I did just clean out the kitchen junk drawer. Does that count? Thanks for the laugh! Happy Saturday!

lizziefitz said...

I am a follower. I just did the samething at Walmart. My daughter empties my wallet/purse constantly. Bummer thing was I let her open a bag a bag of PF goldfish , oops! Quick call to hubby to come save the day, Akward:)

Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

My linen closet is looking spiffy and I'm a regular follower, so you can drop my name in the bucket. I love the vintage keys and fabric!
Looking forward to seeing your finished shower curtain, and good for you for working with what you already have!
Have a great weekend!

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Faith said...

I am not a patient woman. This kind of rig-a-ma-roll is excruciating. ;)
Seriously though, I can't wait to see how it ended up!!

Anonymous said...

Ok...found your blog just recently...added it to my "so you want some inspiration" roll AND follow you.

I think it was colonel Mustard in the library.With the calligraphy brush.

Oh. so we aren't guessing what happened?
neva mind.

And if you feel like divulging the gorge powder room. I may just oblige.
Linda@Lime in the Coconut blog

kathy said...

A very relatable story! Thanks for the giveaway!

Heidiopia said...

Ha ha, you sound like me! I meet myself coming and going some times... ridiculous. I usually blame it on hormones. :)
This is a fabulous giveaway-- the fabric is perfect for new throw pillows! Pick me!!! ... please. :)))
Heidi @ Show Some Decor

Nancy Carey said...

well sometimes things happen like this for some odd freakn reason! ugggh....execellent giveaway tho! looking forward to the reveal!! xoxo's nancy

Tenia said...

Of course I'm a follower, and I Must. Have. That. Fabric. !!!!! Can you share the fabric info?

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

You just crack me up!! Of course I am a follower. I want those keys. I need those keys. Pick me pick me!

Meg said...

I totally just cleaned out my linen closet... I swear!!! Sign me up for the giveaway- love that fabric.

Erika said...

Oooooh so pretty. And I love the idea of cleaning out the linen closet...it needs regular maintenance. I'm scraping wallpaper tonight - can I get credit if I do linen closet tomorrow?

Holly said...

We were supposed to be leaving for Ocean City today, but because of Irene we are home. And while my husband was giving our daughter a bath, I really did clean out the linen closet (b/c I had to get the old towels in the back of the closet for whenever we get down to the beach). I love your giveaways and the little pile of goodies you put together. And you always manage to make me laugh with your stories...can't wait to see the guest bath update and what you did.

Renée Finberg said...

THR FABRIC you are using is the anchor fabric in my showroom: 'THE TRADE ' in boca raton.
haha
great minds really do think alike. xx

Interior Design Musings said...

OK! That fabric would look fantastic with the yellow thing I already have going on in my family room. Also I could whip up some kind of DIY project with those etchings :) M.

Lisa Johson said...

Way to tease and way to have a great giveaway!! Thanks so much for sharing.

Jae said...

I've been looking for old keys like those!!!! ME ME ME!

By the way, I had what I imagine to be a Sherry-esque pillow moment recently. slightly obsessed!

Jessie said...

You are such a tease! Looking forward to see the reveal. Fabulous giveaway! Love the fabrics and keys!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Cindy said...

Ok, so i get it, after your third trip, you became totally ocd, had a crazed look in your eyes, and people were kind of keeping a little space between you and them. I'm surprised that in the rush you didn't also open the car door and slam yourself in the forehead and drop or lose your keys - I've done that...
When we get crazy creative, there can be injuries involved.
I also love that you gave yourself your own advice...

Cindy

lisaroyhandbags said...

I've had many days like that - just going around in circles until my head just isn't quite screwed on!
You're such a tease - can't wait to see how you've "fixed" it up!
Lovely giveaway xo

Toni said...

I am already a follower - since you like to tease so much, always have to come back to see what you have been up to! And I must have those pictures - enter me twice! (wink)

Victoria said...

So funny; so relatable...the inspirational twitch part, not the linen closet. Mine is perfection. I know, I need a life AND that calligraphy brush. Thanks for the laugh.
Best, Victoria

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

I've had a day like yours way too many times to count!
Love that fabric.

Jen Borba said...

We have all had days like yours and I am glad you decided to keep the wallpaper and just add some special touches.It is beautiful and will be even more so when you are done. Thanks for the fun giveaway of so many great things.
Jen Borba
bb2339@aol.com

Mary said...

Already a follower.
I just cleaned out my husband's savings. Will that work instead?

tanya said...

Always enjoy reading your posts -- and a bonus that you have such great taste and ideas!

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

These type giveaway is quite fantastic. The wallpaper is great and it look rather nice.

The one thing I keep telling myself when I am doing something for a client is that although I personally may be inundated with a particular design trend my clients may not be, so I try to present all things to them.

Its my lil manta sometimes.


Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting

Cara said...

yay! count me in! following of course :)

AubreyLaine said...

I would love to win!!!
littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

You make me laugh out loud every day!!! Not one word in your post is wasted on me.

Love that you share your foibles. You'd be a hoot to work with!!!!! And you have the coolest stuff!

Cathy W. said...

Sherry, I just love your blog - and your ADD! It makes me laugh! I am a follower!

Dayna @ Inspiration for Decor said...

Ok, Ok, I will move cleaning out my closet up my list of to-dos for a chance to win this giveaway. Loving that fabric!

Tessa said...

i LOVE your giveaways. so fun! I laughed reading your story. I was in a similar situation yesterday but over food (usually its house stuff)...I bought figs at trader joes. fresh ones because I was curious. never made anything with fresh figs before...drove home, looked for a recipe, saw a fresh fig and strawberry tart and had to make it...no strawberries no hazelnuts in my cupboard...off to store #2 - found strawberries but no hazelnuts...dropped off berries and whipping cream at home...go to 3rd store only to find I left my purse at home...found $6 in quarters in car, bought hazelnuts and finally drove home. only to discover the "hands on time" in recipe is 3.5 hours. what??!! but I had my hazelnuts and my fresh figs. I made it and we had dessert at 10:30 PM last night. with a much needed glass of wine!! ha! what is wrong with us??!! all the while I thought at least I can turn this into an interesting blog post!! hope you are having a lovely weekend!! xo, Tessa

under spanish moss said...

Your day sounds much to familiar to us. It happens to one of us (Renee) much to often. We can't wait to see your bathroom update. Love the items in your giveaway. How fun!
Angela and Renee

Erin said...

Goodness your day sounds like mine w/my 4 kiddos, ages 8-1. Love the collection of items up for your giveaway. I could definitely become inspired w/those items.
I can't remember which designer blog I learned about you from but I'm so glad I follow you at Google Reader. I love your sense of humor.
ek99fish@yahoo.com

Shera said...

love this neutral giveaway...what great accessories!

Anonymous said...

Hate that you had to drive back and forth - that sounds just like me! Only its a 30 minute drive for me anywhere and our Hancock's closed. Ugh!
Love the giveaway - getting ready to redo my kitchen in those grays.
dwmaxey@gmail.com

Belle Inspirations said...

Great post, very funny you made my day thankyou. And yes I have been meaning to clean out my linen cupboard for some time so now that you mention it, I will. Have a great week xx

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

I CANNOT believe you are making us wait to SEE the shower curtain!!! Tomorrow???

LOVE the give away....I know I have won one before....but I have NEVER seen any disclaimer about how you can only win ONE give away....right?

LOVE the keys!

Lou Cinda :)

Sarah Bragg said...

Love the giveaway. Your day sounds like my days of late.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Yes, I follow. And yes, I have days like the one you described. I am forever leaving the store with my newly purchased goods on the counter. Duh.

1 Funky Woman said...

Crazy as this must sound, but we do not have even 1 linen closet in this house. I hate it but the builders never built one and when we looked at the house it didn't seem to be that big of a deal. Well I was wrong, its a huge deal!

I put all the sheets in a wicker stool with removeable lid and all the towels on a shelf. Grrrr in my next life I will have a huge linen closet!

Great giveaway, love the black and white pictures!

Megan

mcarusopartridge@gmail.com

Melissa I. said...

I put my sheet sets inside one of the matching pillow cases and stack them in the linen closet. I learned that from another blog - can't remember which one or I would absolutely give credit to that smart person!!

Love the items you picked for this giveaway. You are so generous.

Homestyling101 said...

Linen closet cleaned..what else was I going to do during hurricane Irene? Stop teasing about the shower curtain...what if I lose power before the reveal??

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

I feel your pain, Sherry! I have had many occasions where I have had to make multiple trips somewhere to get a project done. What was once a small task has ended up taking over the entire day!

Gretchen O. said...

Oh my gosh! That is too funny, and makes me feel so much better, because things like that happen to me ALL the time! I am sure the update will be FAB.

Morning T said...

You are too cute! Love all of these things and guess I'm off the hook because I don't have a linen closet~ ha! ;)
xo~
Tricia

Kacey @Shes.No.Martha said...

hey -- at least you have money to put wallpaper up the FIRST time! ;-)

Love everything in the giveway and I clean my line closet WEEKLY. I swear. I do.

casey at loft and cottage said...

Oh man, that is cracking me up. It sounds like your day ended in success anyway! Love the giveaway--as always!

Christie in Jersey said...

Love the giveaway. At least you finished the update :) That's more than I've accomplished lately haha. But I did just clean my linen closet (visitors... gotta pretend to be neat, right?!).

Anonymous said...

I have no linen closet. Really. We're trying to sell our house so that we can build one with more storage. Does this mean I'm disqualified? Boo!
Robin
robingreyatlive!com

Melissa said...

Great giveaway I promise to clean

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Love the treasure trove of goodies! Thanks!

Amy Vermillion @ Martineau Vermillion Interior Design said...

I'm a follower my dear..because I have much blog love for you! You and I had the same day...except I do it so alarmingly often. Love it!,,,
And I'll meet you at the poor house, maybe we can be roomier. My Master Bedroom? Painted it 4 times in one year.

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

You know I'll never stop following you because you make me laugh way too much. Love the fabric. Great minds think alike I noticed it's the anchor fabric in Renne's shop.

Mrs. DeVore said...

Can't wait to see the bathroom updates! Love the fabric, the flashcards, actually I love it all!

Julie said...

What do those ladies at Hancock think of you? Love it...you tease.

Design Blooms said...

You're hilarious girl...I wonder if you'll ever even read this comment..I'm waaaayyy down here at number 63!!!

designchic said...

You are too funny...some days just go that way. Can't wait to see how it all comes together - know it will be wonderful!!

Anonymous said...

I love the old keys and the fabric!

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The Life of the Chous said...

Love the color palate on this giveaway! You always have the greatest giveaways!!!

Jenny said...

Nice giveaway!

gina said...

Great giveaway!!

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

Love this giveaway! Hope I win- I could makeover my hall bath - which needs it BAD!

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

Oh yeah - by the way - love hearing about your crazy days - somehow it feels comforting to know I'm not the only one running around like a crazy lady - sick - but true ;)

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

ShaRay... if I don't win this giveaway, I'll cut you. I will cut you. Okay, it's late and I can't get off the Bon Qui Qui... but I really hope I win!

Ashley said...

Bless your heart with all that running! I found myself in the same situation this morning at the Bagel Place, left my wallet in last nights Marshall's bag. Oh well, love those colors in the giveaway though! I could think of so many ways to use those skeleton keys!

amgeorge@knights.ucf.edu

Jennifer Fawbush said...

Sherry, this giveaway is so fabulous! Pick me pick me!

Bernadette @ b3hd said...

Oh. My. How did I JUST find your blog? Stalker/follower now. Just such eye candy and I so need to go to bed.

Susan Audrey said...

Those keys, those keys! And that fabric! And everything else is just so lovely. Thanks for this sweet giveaway!

melissa said...

LOVE the new mirror in your bathroom!! The giveaway is fantastic!

classic • casual • home said...

I am a happy follower but my linen closet makes me ineligible...hate to have to be so honest. I love those old prints...and the keys.