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!
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 :).
Beth - Chinoiserie ChicLauren - The Cottage MixSherry - Design IndulgenceLindsay - Everything LEBBarbara - Hodge:PodgeKim - Kim Macumber InteriorsLisA - Lisa Mende DesignTiffany - Living SavvyJessie - Mix & ChicLinda - My Crafty Home LifeAlison - My Little Happy PlaceDanylle - Nana MoonNicole - Nicole Scott DesignsJulia - Pawleys Island PoshJennifer - The Pink PagodaNancy - Powell Brower HomeLindsay - The Pursuit of StyleEmily - Rue de EmilyLindsay - 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 Miller] work some magic over here at Design Indulgence. So I am completely networked now :) Whoop.