Wednesday, June 27, 2012

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE




About 2 months ago I was asked by Linda 
from My Crafty Home Life to participate in her series called One Room Challenge.  I tried to say no......just cause I was not sure how busy I was going to be at this time...but she was not having it.  Pretty persuasive...that girl Linda.  



OK...flash forward to about a week or so ago and all these emails [from the participates] started flying around about the event.   I started getting nervous.....scratching my head and thinking uh oh.....you committed Sherry......

AND....I don't have a room.

If you don't know me.....I am a pleaser.  HATE to disappoint.  Can't say NO.  Yep....I admit it.  Which leads to over committing at times.

Here is part of the real problem with me [well there are many but we are just covering one today].....when I feel pressure  I look for a huge pile of sand to hide my head in.  Hopefully when I finally pull my head out.... the "issue" will be gone.

Yeah...that never happens right?

 Last night I emailed Linda trying desperately  to pull out.   I told her she could send me an email....cussing me out in the biggest way.....slander Design Indulgence.....tell everybody that she knows for a fact that my butt is huge and I own stock in spanks.  OK...maybe the first part it true... I do have some "junk".

Well Linda should be out selling ice to Eskimos
because she would NOT take no for an answer.  Seriously.

 OK Linda....I am not promising I will get to the finish line but I will give it a try.

Today I had an appointment with the cutest new client.  When I got to her house I thought...."we were separated at birth".  

Her front door looked something like this.


By the time she opened the door....my lips were stuck to it like in the movie "Dumb and Dumber". 

I suck at first impressions. 

Her home is beautiful.....but it just needs a little accessorizing.  Maybe some new pillows....[duh..my favorite] and in general pulling it together for that finished WOW look.  As a matter of fact...the back yard was just photographed for Southern Living [styled by the talented Annette Joseph]....and it is fabulous!


See....what is not to love here.....

 Hopefully this will work for the challenge.  Want to know the best part.....she loves BLUE! 

Like this...
 
She even had a picture of my bedroom pillows.....

I think it will be a good match.  Next week I will show you her existing fabrics that I will be working with.

I am supposed to blog on my progress every Wednesday and there are 18 other blogger/designers participating.  This could cause some pressure as hopefully I can keep her [the client] on my schedule :).  

Deep Breath.

 Linda......here goes.

Lauren - The Cottage Mix
Lindsay - Everything LEB
Barbara - Hodge:Podge
Tiffany - Living Savvy
Jessie - Mix & Chic
Danylle - Nana Moon
Jennifer - The Pink Pagoda
Emily - Rue de Emily
Lindsay - Sadie + Stella
Please go check out all of the other very talented [and I am sure much better organized] blogs to keep up with their progress.

Dang...I made the deadline and got the post done on time.

Life is good...well right now at 1:13 pm Wednesday afternoon.

Sheriky Freaky Deaky

Yes...I have a friend who calls me that.  It is a mouth full.


PS....I had my favorite Blog/Web Site designer [Shari Millerwork some magic over here at Design Indulgence.  So I am completely networked now :)  Whoop.

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30 comments:

Julia {Pawleys Island Posh} said...

love the new look doll. And good thing she sold you on this because I only signed up to be with the big wig names like you. So lets get on it. I want my house to look like her before. This is gonna be good. Like real good.

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Glad you said yes...can't wait to see what you do. This is indeed a doll house.

Simply LKJ said...

Ha! Sounds as if Linda could sell anything! LOL Can't wait to see what you come up with. I would have stared at that front door for hours. Let us know when your clients back yard will be featured as well. Would love to see it!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Sherry...I know you can do this! Love your choice for the "project". The room is lovely now, but with your added magic, OMG, it will be GORGEOUS. I can just picture those blue pillows...
By the way, your blog looks so so clean and stylish!
Have fun, no stress ......

Amy said...

Um...yeah, Hi. Your daughter-in-law here. If you're in desperate need of a room to use for a blog post here-forward, have I mentioned that we're closing on a new house on Friday? With rooms that have crown molding, hardwood floors and built in bookshelves (not that I'm excited about this or anything)? And lots of antique shops just down the street from it? I'm just saying. I can make that sacrifice for you. ;-)

SHERRY HART said...

Amy...WHAT was I thinking!!! If this one does not pan out then for sure I will be knocking quite hard to have a room!!!

Amy said...

Well we'll be calling YOU either way to take a look at the new digs. Chris and I were already arguing over where my office should be and he said "We'll let Sherry give us the red or green light on where it should be." He's learning who's the ultimate boss on these things isn't he?

Nana Moon Shop said...

Ok, first let me say, I'd kiss that door too! :) Stunning! Her room is beautiful and I am sure you will have some amazing things to add to it to give it color and life. Welcome to the One Room Challenge!

Amy said...

And I ADORE blue too! And white!

My Crafty Home Life said...

You left out the best part...I told you that if you said "NO", you would need to get my room into BHG, like you did for Emily Clark! The terror of that, is probably why you said "yes". So glad you are in, thanks! This is a lovely home, the door is super fab. Can't wait to see you do your magic.

Kim said...

I am so happy Linda is so convincing!! You have such a fun and upbeat blog and I cannot wait to see what spin you put on this already lovely room!! Welcome to the challenge!

The Pink Pagoda said...

YAY!!! I'm so glad you stayed in. You're too much fun to not be with us! And it looks like you couldn't have had a better project come along at just the perfect time!

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Hey Sherry - Glad you are doing this challenge!! So excited to see your name in that talented bunch.
Checking back next week....

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

This looks like a fun one!! And her house is already fab -- just need the Sherry Magic. :)
xo heidi

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

That Linda is one persuasive and smart lady!! I'm so glad you said yes. The before looks pretty damn nice, so I can't even imagine how insane the after will be!! Can't wait!

Jessie said...

I already knew Linda is a smart lady, didn't realized she is persuasive as well!

Love that gorgeous blue door, by the way. I can't wait to see you put your magic touch to this already lovely room. It will be amazing for sure!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Tiffany @ Savor Home said...

That room is going to be quite lovely once you get your talented hands on it. I wish you could work some accessory magic at my house... :)

Karena said...

I have no doubt that you will do a wonderful job Sherry!!xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Raina Cox said...

So stationed just before that door was St. Peter sorting everybody out, right?

Nicole Scott said...

I'm sure the pretty blue door is a sign of great things to come. Have fun with it!! I'll look forward to checking back!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Wow, her house is already quite fab! I have no doubt you'll wow us, Sherika!

www.chattafabulous.blogspot.com

Lisa Mende Design said...

you always make me laugh! glad you are on board! we will fight til the finish!!!

Sadie + Stella said...

Can't wait to see!

Lisa at Shine Your Light said...

That room is already beautiful…..can't wait to see how you pull it all together.

Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} said...

It is so nice to have a client with like taste! You are going to love what you do in her house and then want it in yours... like why didn't I think of that for me!

Whitney @ drab to fab design said...

Your new client's home is stunning. I want her front door! Good luck with the challenge; I know it'll look even better when you're done with it!

classic • casual • home said...

That door is so pretty! You are going to do such a great job.

How2home said...

love the color of the front door! it's so beautiful!

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

Wow! Looks like a spectacular project. Can't wait to see how it turns out. That door is wonderful!

aimee {sixteen fourteen} said...

See...this is why I LOVE your blog above the others: you keep it real, girl! Can't wait to see what you and the other ladies come up with.