Monday, February 27, 2012

Modern art.....

I know all of you have been to Sarah's blog Flourish Design & Style right?  I think her site was one of the first blogs I discovered and started following.  I adore her clean, tailored style.

Awhile back she opened an Etsy shop where you can get some inexpensive modern art for your gallery wall.

What a great idea...why didn't I think of it :)

Anyway...I ordered one a couple of weeks ago.  Of course it came and then I got busy.  Duh.

BUT...I was at Target this weekend and picked up a frame that was perfect.

I put it together so that meant I had to figure out where it was going.  And....you know how that goes.  Something HAD to be changed.  Paint was involved which I did not document because I think we all know how to paint right?  

There is this little area in my kitchen, and it always looked like crap.  I have had a million things there and I would walk by and stick my tongue out it looked so bad.  I doubt it was fazed by this.

So I just left it empty for a while.

Inspiration struck yesterday.

It didn't take much....paint the box white. 

Layer a few cutting boards and a wicker tray.  Throw in some books.....

Fill up some small zinc pots.

Dig out an old ironstone pitcher.

Bam......it stays for a while.  

But then this morning I had another idea.

Just to show you how versatile this little number really is.....

I set up a bar.
Clipped some camellia from my yard.

Changed out the liquor bottles....

Added a black striped box.

So...there you have it.  A cottage look, and a more modern look but the picture works with both.

Now I know you are thinking...I could paint that myself.  Yes you could.  But the whole purpose is to support our fellow bloggers with their endeavors....


You know you'll never get around to it anyway.

And I for one think she came up with a darn swell idea.

Way to go Sarah....I LOVE mine.

Before I go...a reminder about that  giveaway which you can see here


I am thinking since I am going out of town next Saturday for a week...I will pick the winner on Wednesday so I can get it in the mail before I leave!

So last chance.

By the way...Zipper is doing much better.  I bought some Gas-X for the next time.  Much cheaper.

Have a wonderful week....may the force be with you....

Sha Ray





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29 comments:

Brandi said...

I love each look, Sherry! Both are equally gorgeous.

LiveLaughDecorate said...

Sherry, your blog is a hoot. And a well designed hoot at that. Great stuff. Maybe a stand-up comedy show should be next on your list? Congrats as well on the two year anniversary.

sarah, flourish design + style said...

THANK YOU!!! I am so crazy about both vignettes!! xoxo S

An Urban Cottage said...

That's pretty nice actually. Very Motherwell. Papa like!

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Love this! I change my stuff out all the time anyway, so I don't get bored-- you've got several awesome looks there and the art rocks. :)

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Ahhh..black and white stripes!

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Ha! See? You never know when inspiration is going to strike. The vignettes are lovely. Off to check out some modern art!

Cindy said...

That is one pretty camilia, i love the color, and especially with the black and white stripes, and well, vodka makes everything look good! Both groupings are cool...

And i like the minimalist little painting in the simple white frame... It's a nice addition to both looks.

Cindy

hartmom said...

I am a sucker for modern art and you've used it in a very chic way...super great looks. So I will be headed over to the blog to see some yummy art for myself...thanks for the tip Sherry.

Shelley {Crazy Wonderful} said...

What a great piece of art! And, each version with it is gorgeous :)

classic • casual • home said...

I'm thinking of displaying our liquor bottles now that the youngest is out of high school...ah the freedom.
I want some modern art. You are just as funny as you are talented...BIG compliment.

michele said...

loving the painting and how it works with every vignette!

smiles.

michele

allumer * decor said...

Great styling here! I love Sarah's little art too!

Sherri Cassara said...

Both look GREAT. I saw them on Sarah's and had to come by to tell you that. I'm glad I did ... because then I got to laugh too! You are amazing. xo

Holly said...

I have been admiring Sarah's pieces of art - I might just have to purchase one for myself. And a big HOLLA for bar set-up number 2 :)

PURA VIDA said...

I love it when 2 good plans come together. Love the white but loving this new prohibition cocktail revival

Design Esquire said...

I love the different ways you styled that area! I bet it makes you smile now! And I'm glad to hear that your dog is feeling better!

lisaroyhandbags said...

Love your styling! That striped box is pretty fab xo

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

What a great print! I'm all about supporting other bloggers. I like both looks. I need to know where you got that towel?! Like need to not just want to ;)

christy said...

You made it work so well, love the black and white stripes.

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

They are both great but I'm LOVING the bar set up. Lets pour some of that Absolute and admire that great piece! Cheers!

My Interior Life said...

Looks great! Of course, I prefer the bar! Ha!

pam {simple details} said...

Love the versatility of the art! Thanks for styling it for us two ways! :)

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Love the art work. Both vignettes look great.You did such a great job.

Privet and Holly said...

You had me at
camellia! And you
dropped it in there,
so casually, too.
I'd be jealous if I
didn't love you!

The first look is
my fave, even without
the camellia : )

Hope your week is
off to a wonderful
start, Sherry!

xx Suzanne

Kathysue said...

Sherry great job on showing how to make a great vignette in two styles using the same piece of art!! you are so talented my dear, Love all that you do, xo Kathysue

Lauren (The Cottage Mix) said...

Your styling looks great! Love both looks!!

Laurie said...

You fantastic over the top southern stylist! Love it all. Happy Wednesday!

The Vintique Object said...

You go, with your pretty photography and stylin'!

Love both looks, but I'm really coveting that black pottery.
Camille