Thursday, January 26, 2012

Uh....hellooooooo? A winner!

Yeah...I did sort of just drop out, with a giveaway going on and all......I will 'splain in a minute.  First things first.  The winner of the January "West Palm" giveaway is Cassie from Primitive and Proper!  Cassie loves to DYI...and she is good at it!!!  They just moved into a new home which you can tour here.

There check one thing off my list.

I had to go to Florida for a few days to clean and update our condo.  Yep...that might sound like fun [kind of like a sharp stick in your eye] but it wasn't.  Driving 5 1/2 hours in a car with 2 dogs breathing over your shoulder [with their bad ass breath] doesn't make it on my top ten list of exciting things to do.


They look all innocent here but don't be fooled.  The girl [on the left] always pukes in the car.  They do love to romp on the beach.  I took a great video of them playing and running....just have to put my technical hat on to get it uploaded on the blog.

In one of the bedrooms, we had bunk beads which broke.  I am guessing kids like to jump around on those suckers????  They were nice and sturdy ones also.  So we decided to put 2 queen beds in there instead.

I had to be very frugal [being that it is a rental and every penny counts!].  It had kind of a nautical theme from the start so I just enhanced.


Blue chest...the top was trashed.  Got out the chalk paint.

Needed something for over the bed.....instead of trying to find two crappy pictures, I saw this and we have a winner.


Shams from PB on sale for $19.00 each, lumbar pillows on sale for about $9.99 [remember I had to BUY double of everything], coverlets at Homegoods, and the blanket/ throws I got half price at Dillard's.


The old boating flag was already there and so were all the accessories.  Blue lamp was from Homegoods, as were all the decorative pillows.

I had every intention of painting the wall behind the beds, but I lost my "mojo" on day 3.  I washed every linen in that place [4 bedrooms].



I had to sew these starfish back on for the 20th time.  People.....why are you touching them?

I painted this [it was red/white/blue] and got a new lampshade for it.

Found this picture at the Goodwill for $5.00.  You would not believe how expensive GW is down there!  I was shocked at some of the prices.  Small cane barrel chair for $59.99!!!  Seriously.  Every time I saw something I liked it was out of my price range!

The chalk board was a bulletin board.....I got my husband to take it apart ["why are we taking this apart, it looks fine to me"...."why are you painting that....it looks fine to me".....] then painted it and put it back together.  Found the small table and chairs and sprayed them.  I had to put labels on the chairs saying "not for big butts".


I bought this when I first decorated the place 6 years ago....but I still love it!

Love this one also....
These yellow chairs are getting slipcovered in yellow and white ticking.  I got the fabric at Old Time Pottery for 3.89@yard.....score!!!  They just can't be cleaned anymore......

Laundry room....I painted those stripes.  Does anyone do laundry at the beach?

Just playing......
Sunset.....

Still have to go back in February.  They are cleaning all the tile floors, so I will have to make sure all the furniture is in place correctly.  Next time I want to buy real estate so far away....bonk me on the head please.....HARD.

I have at least 50-60 hours of blog reading to do to catch up.  Even though I came to a screeching halt for a week....I know you guys were out there blogging all this great stuff that I need to know about!!!

Good to be home......

Sha Fab!



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43 comments:

michelle said...

Congrats to Cassie!!
What a beautiful beach house! I love that bedroom and your additions, they are perfect! I always hate riding in the car with my dogs, my Shepherd used to want to sit on my lap and my little one is ALL over the car like a crazy person, sometimes I think she is going to explode she is so nervous but she always wants to go. UGh!
I hope you get caught up on some things and have a great day!
xoxo

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that house is AMAZING! and holy moly i won!!! wow!!!! thank you thank you!!!!!!!!
yesterday i spent the day cleaning puke, changing sheets, washing my dog who decided to dig in the mud... and monday night my car broke down while i was with the kids....
so thank you friend for this silver lining on my week!

A Delightful Design said...

That is a wonderful beach house! I'm sorry that it's so far away, but I can tell you've put so much thought and work into making it a special place. If you ever have trouble keeping it booked, feel free to link to it on your blog! I know some cold Michiganders (my family) who would like to rent. ;-)
xo

Nancy said...

Love your beach decor, and YOUR DOGS! You're doing a great job decorating that rental, making it look so inviting and a perfect retreat...
Good luck catching up!
Nancy
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Jessie said...

Congrats to the winner! I love the additions you did to the bedroom. It feels so warm and cozy! I also love all your quirky side tables. Lovely home, you did a fabulous job with this place!

Have a great day, Sherri!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

You were busy, busy, busy. The sign for the bedroom is really just the perfect touch. I like how everything works together - and the blankets. Your green cabinet in the kitchen has so much character and the starfish on the chairs are so whimsical. Great chalkboard and seating area. Looks like a great get away - now you need to get back there and relax!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Sherry, You have decorated the beach house so cute! I love the guest room and your dogs are adorable. Hugs, Sherry

Amy said...

Love all of it! The decor is much nicer than the beach house we stayed in last summer!

hartmom said...

Such a great looking beach house Sherry! It's so charming and adorable with so many personal touches. Well done!

helen tilston said...

Hi Sherry

You did marvelous work and it looks so inviting and fresh

Helenxx
Where in Florida is this?

Weebee said...

I love reading about all your "finds" and deals and see you make a beautiful room out of 'em!

Kelly said...

Your beach condo looks so cute! You have an amazing view too. You can definitely tell that a decorator designed it. I've been in some and thought....."Oh my, who came up with this?"

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Gorgeous place. Best decorated rental I have seen.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Everything looks so beautiful! Makes me want to go to the beach so BAD! Going in June....the beach house is fabulous! Lucky you...and the hubs...and the dogs :)

Heading to Nashville next weekend for the Vintage Market show at the Expo Center in Hendersonville. Really cannot wait!~

Lou Cinda

michele said...

thanks for the peek at yer beachy place--i would be sooo comfy there. great touches everywhere.

congrats to the winner!

michele

Janna McCalley said...

Can I stay there? Looks so nice! And I want those throws at the ends of the beds!!

Kerry @ Design du Monde said...

Ordinarily, I am not a fan of themed decor but I LOVE that bedroom and the starfish chairs.

Lauren@BaylorSays... said...

Oh I wish you were way down here in South Florida so we could hang. With wine. Gorgeous beach house, LOVE the boat flag on the window.

Catie said...

Love your beach house {you've got serious skillz} & those cute pups!!

Beth said...

I love that boys room! the whole place is stinkin cute! and yes, we do laundry at the beach....I will be doing laundry until the day I go to glory....

A Perfect Gray said...

love your little touches at the beach house. I will def. punch you in the eye for those blankets. starfish touch on the chairback is wonderful. I hope your renters appreciate that awesome place/decor. you know, it's lost on some people....donna

Cindy said...

YOU have a beach house!??? God! Does EVERYBODY have a beach house. That's all i've ever wanted, and every other person in the world has a beach house, has a friend with a beach house, a parent with a freakin beach house!
uhhh, sorry, kinda lost it there...

What a cute BEACH HOUSE! but i sure wouldn't want to do all that cleaning part...
funny about your car sick, bad breath dogs... breathing on you the whole way... and the chairs that say no BIG BUTTS!

Cindy

Cindy

Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

What a fantastic rental property! You've turned it into an absolute gem!
Love your 'puppies', too!
~ Wendi ~

An Urban Cottage said...

What is with people breaking your stuff? I hope you charge their ass! And what's up with sewing the star fish to the chair cover so many times? I'd cut those suckers off after the second time and throw them in a bowl.

You've added some great touches. Particularly love the marine flag swag. Hey, the "flag swag!" You should patent that and take it to the bank.

pam {simple details} said...

You crack me up every.single.post! I love your pups! I remember the last time you showed them together doing their trick, so I had to teach it to Rio!

Your decor is beachy perfect! My friend and I always laugh when we're chosing a rental we say no Holly Hobby like decor...remember that?

Design is... All in the Detail said...

Congratulations!!
And what a BEAUTIFUL cute place!! Right on the Beach? I LOVE. you have done a fantastic job!
Thanks so much for sharing - have a great day.

Brandi said...

Your beach house is gorgeous! LOL! at the labels on the chairs...well, that counts me out!

The enchanted home said...

OMG What a gorgeous picture perfect beach house!!!! I am in love with every inch. I can see your beautiful touches everywhere, just exquisite!

Joyce said...

A beautiful place. I would love to stay there! It is a shame people don't take better care of things.
As for your pup- have you tried ginger cookies? When our Kelly girl was alive- she would get car sick all the time. I would give her a small piece of the cookie before we got in the car and another piece a few minutes later. It really worked for her. I would just look for cookies with not too much sugar on them and at times made a batch. xo

My Interior Life said...

Your fur babies are so precious! And you have been working your butt off - it looks fabulous. Maybe one day I can stay there! :)

classic • casual • home said...

Looks fantastic! You are so creative.

Acquired Objects said...

Your beach house looks great Sherry and the bedroom looks wonderful. As for your doogie breath problem buy some probiotic anti-plaque spray called Kissable. Three squirts in their mouth each morning and bye~bye doogie breath. Dogs need their teeth brush everyday and this spray takes the place of tooth brushing, trust me it works like a dream!

XX
Debra~

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Ooooooh! What a great rental! Love all the touches.Usually rentals have mismatched broken down sheeeyot! You have made it into a little paradise!

Where in FL, prey tell, is this little abode?

Victoria said...

Your beach house is beautiful. I am sure everyone who rents it is thrilled.
All the best...Victoria

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

I swear my friend Cassie is always winning something! She needs to buy a lottery ticket! I want to stay at your beach house - actually I wish my Mother-in-law would have hired you to decorate her beach house on Kiawah Island. The designer she used didn't do a great job in my opinion - and she charged a fortune!

HG Insider said...

The nautical theme you chose for the condo is really excellent! Thank you for sharing your HomeGoods finds!

designchic said...

Your beach house is amazing and I love the room with the double beds. It's amazing what you can do with a Homegoods and Pottery Barn sale...great work!!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

My goodness what a great beach house. you did a fabulous job and on a budget.

lisaroyhandbags said...

What a great beach house! You certainly get a lot accomplished in a short time! I'd love to stay there one day :)

Carol@HouseandHomeDefined.com said...

Are you kidding me that it's a rental? It's way too nice for that!! Love the bedroom and the stripes on the laundry room wall are something else. Hmmm. I think you are talented. :) Lol. Uh, yea.

Christy said...

Beautiful beach house! Love the soft teal blue!!

Congrats to the winner!

www.lifeofamodernhousewife.com

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

It looks fabulous! I must make a trip down there one of thes days! Time at the beach sounds perfect right now.

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

Those blanket ate from Dillards!!I need to get me one ASAP!