Wednesday, May 30, 2012

TIME TO COME CLEAN





As much as I enjoyed expressing envious feelings about my neighbors back yard......I have something to confess.

I am sure you figured out that we really are friends :)

Right?

 Seriously....you did get it huh?  I just couldn't keep it going any longer, especially thinking that someone was going to blast me about how shallow I am for saying ugly things just because they had a prettier back yard.

Who would do that?

And admit it?

Oh come on......just kidding again.  Relax.  

To set the record straight Anne is the "bestest" neighbor and we are even on first name basis.  Another joke.

Moving on.....

I ordered 2 of these chairs for a client.
It is  Lee Industries [1304-01].  Kind of a modern wing chair.  The fabric is one of my favorites: Mystical Natural.  Hard to tell, but it is kind of a slubby looking fabric.  Good for kids.....

The rest of her furniture is on the traditional side so I thought these would be a good mix.

Here are the fabric selections for the rest of the room.


I have tweaked the pillow fabrics slightly, taking out the cream linen one with the branch's on it.  Tres expensive.  And the one to the left of it.  Just cause. Added another one that is a little more playful and modern.

The curtains are ready made linen panels that I added trim to.
Crappy picture...need to be steamed.  I will do that on install day.


Saved money by adding that stuff that makes it a little stiffer on the top.  You guys that sew will know what I am talking about.  Makes them hang better.

There you have it......We are getting there on this one.  

Anybody watch Design Star?

Off to Chicago on Friday to watch my stepdaughter race.  She is a track cyclist.  They go fast.  Bikes without breaks.

I don't know about you but I wanna be able to stop without crashing into someone if you get my drift.  

I am a stickler for things like that.

I keep thinking it is Tuesday.  These 4 day weeks really throw me off sometimes...you know?

What's for dinner......hard sourdough pretzels dipped in humus?  Could be good, but I need a vegetable.

Shazam 





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43 comments:

René said...

Of course you are friends :)

Yummy fabric selections and those chairs, YES! I trimmed my linen panels with ribbon, but they don't look that great. Those are perfect!

Deserae said...

Ohhh love that chair and the drapes are so pretty too!!! The trim you added to them really jazzes them up :o) Guess I really should think about starting dinner huh? *sigh*
~Des

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Surely no one took you seriously. Love those ready made drapes with the trim added.

Raina Cox said...

I loved yesterday's post. Much of my inner dialogue reads like that. ;)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

what? you are friends with that greedy little one upper??? ;) i am totally kidding.
chris is away. i had oatmeal and a banana for dinner.... i know there was no veggie but oatmeal and spinach didn't sound good.

michele said...

oh my lord how did i miss that rant, sherry? i loved it. one-off and straight up twisted. and fun. i am pretty sure i love you even more and will collect an autograph from you if our paths cross in chicago! i live 1.5 hrs away but i do like the idea of terrorizing you there.

your friend and her backyard are smaaaaaashing.

smiles.

michele

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

I love all the fabrics!! Great choices! What is that one to the left of the leaf patterned one, that you took out, if you dont mind me asking?

NanaDiana said...

Sherry- Great post-I, of course, immediately looked at the fabrics and picked out the cream one that you discarded. Hey! I never said I was a cheap date, you know? lol Love your choices and you did great on the panels. I like that stiffener, too, it does make them hang better.

Your neighbor sounds like a real witch and I can tell you can't stand her-bwhahahaha...I'm sure she got a good laugh out of your post. Watch out for poison apples in your future though...m'kay? xo Diana

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

I enjoyed yesterday's post so much, read it twice! Laughed even harder second time!!! Of course we knew...someone didn't? Cool fabrics. Ciao

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

you are the fabric mix master! love your selections! swing on over while you are in Chicago and whip up something fabulous in my house please ;)

Holly said...

You didn't fool me - how could you not be friends with that fabulous yard that she had? And I love a good peek at your fabric scheme you got going on too. How is the house project with the cool fireplace and strange kitchen layout going?I always think about that one.

Kris @ Red Door Design Company said...

You are so funny. I would eat the hard Bavarin pretzels with Tastefully Simple spinach dip; not much of a hummus girl. LOL.

Simply LKJ said...

Love the color palette for your client's home! You're really friends with you neighbor? No way! LOL Burn the hate mail!!

Kim said...

Love the Lee Industries Chair ... they have been putting out some good stuff here lately!

PATTY (Senior Designer and Blogger) said...

Great fabric choices! I love the drapery panels..They look good even before steaming! I hate to iron...would give them a day to "Hang Out" :) Being a "new" reader I was fairly sure you must be kidding....I can only imagine the fun you two must have!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

You crack me up. Sounds like you and your neighbor talk to each other in much the same way I do with mine. :) Love it. ANd your fabrics are fab - can't wait to see the room!!

The enchanted home said...

Hi Sharika, thanks for a good laugh to start my day, hopefully a sign that today will be much better than yesterday!
Love the fabric choices, and great chairs!! Look forward to hearing more.

sixteen fourteen said...

I love the Lee chair, and the linen panels look amazing. So funny about your neighbor, I'm still laughing about that post and it was totally obvious you were friends (we're allowed to hate our friends if they have better stuff than us, right?) haha.

Acquired Objects said...

Great color choices and that chair is fabulous. I knew you were kidding about your neighbor because my neighbor and I say and do the same things. Ya gotta have a sense of humor right? Enjoy the windy city!

XX
Debra~

Victoria said...

I am sure everyone knew you were kidding, especially those of us who have read your blog for some time. I love the chairs and the trim idea for ready-made curtains.
Best...Victoria

A Toile Tale said...

I've used those chairs for clients before, too, and they love them. They especially feel good with a small pillow, since there is a built-in little space! At first you got me with your next door garden post, but then I knew it was Shajoker speaking!
Linda @ A Toile Tale

Tattered Tufts said...

OMG! Love your blog. You have. Way with words, You say what you think, and make it fun.... Kudos, looking forward to reading more posts.

PURA VIDA said...

I forwarded that post to all my friends and invited them to come see my yard that I had given "yard of the week award" to myself. You can only talk that kind of smack to people you really like!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

I am in love with that chair. Cant wait to see the room. The trim was a great idea for making the drapes look custom.

Christy Davis said...

love the chair!! And the drapes look great, can't wait to see the finished product!!!

www.lifeofamodernhousewife.com

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Oooo, dinner sounded divine. If you had some catsup, you could alternate your dipping sauces and have your vegetable too! Yeah? Bet you didn't think of that one! I may not think of putting that stiff stuff on the top of drape panels, but I'm not a total loser!

Karen said...

Pretty fabrics Sherry. Love the drape detail. Surely no one took you seriously yesterday?

Have a good one...

Nancy said...

love the chairs and the fabric choices! That's all I need for dinner, with a glass of wine! good luck with your projects.

Nancy
Powellbrowerhome.com

Kathysue said...

Lov'n the little Lee Chair, I love their products, I owned one of their sofas and my next purchase will be a Lee sofa.
xo Kathysue

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

I knew you were friends, I really did. Glad you cleared the air though.

I've changed how I follow you from email to the Follower column. Didn't want you to think I didn't like you anymore when you see the unsubscribe notice.
Sam

Joyce said...

Love the chair! You will be in my neck of the woods. I hope our weather will be good for your visit. At one point rain was in forecast for Saturday. xo

Cindy said...

Great chair, and fabrics. And i could definitely go for a pretzel and hummus for dinner, but i'm with you, i'd need a veggie with that.

Cindy

Jessie said...

Love how you added the trim to the ready-made-curtains! They look so custom and beautiful. Also loving that chair! Looking forward to see how the whole room comes together!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Splendid Willow said...

You are everybody's best friend!

I feel crappy that I have not been over lately (and it has to do with a birthday present. Of course you don't know what I am babbling about. But you will soon!).

The drapes turned out P.E.R.F.E.C.T.

Love to you,

Mon

Naz said...

People who didn't realize it was all tongue and cheek apparently don't have a sense of humor. I'm still laughing over it. Also, it was especially well written I must say.

Cathy Wall said...

No duh...of course you two are friends. Hope you have time for some home decor shopping while in Chicago, so much to see! Let me know if you need any tips...
The bike racing looks scary exciting, have fun!!!

lisaroyhandbags said...

Love the chairs and fabric choices!

mom23 said...

Love the chairs and drapes!! The trim on the drapes are perfect. What ready-made drapes are they? Thanks! Julie

My Crafty Home Life said...

Why do you need a vegetable?

Unknown said...

Nice palette. I thought your post was perfect and of course you are friends.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Oh...I am hoping she didn't need to use brakes! Loverly curtains, chair and pillows. Can you come whip up my house? I'll give ya some veggies for your hummus if ya do. Promise.

Carol@HouseandHomeDefined.com said...

I'm crazy for that chair. The drapes and the fabrics rock, too. I really love what you put together. Not kissing up. Just honest.

The Vintique Object said...

I read most of the comments but didn't see anyone who said what the stiff stuff sewed in is called. So curious. Love your fabric choices, as always. Do you have to be born with a fabric gene? Cause I don't get it!
Camille