Wednesday, January 9, 2013

UPDATES ON THE SHOW HOUSE




Lori and I are swiftly [as in run like hell] putting together the Show house room for the Cathedral Inspiration House which opens on January 31.  If you remember this is where we last left off....


Here are the before pictures to refresh your memory.....



The ceilings are very low!  Where you see the bulkheads on the right and left....82".  Yep.  Then it goes to a whopping 92".  


The room was cleared out and painted.

Much better.....but we still have those exit signs to work with.  The electrical moulding will be painted the color of the walls.


As you can see we painted the ceiling the same color.....but then had a wild hair and decided to do something else.  Also you can view a sample of the donated laminate floors.  Clapping for those.

How about some wood on the ceiling for added texture.  But first let's both go out of town and not worry about where the wiring for the lights are.  Cause how easy is it to rewire with this situation?

Take down a board....no.
Get a smart electrician who can give us a bazillion [really 2] suggestions  on what our options are?

YES!

So our ignorance and lazy attention to detail was saved.

Phew.  Good thing we are not professional designers :)
Here is a crappy picture....
We used a new Minwax stain color called Classic Gray.  I know it looks purple.  That would be due to my poor photography skills in a room with one window the size of a thumbnail.

Lights go in today and without giving anything away....think Circa Lighting.  Think pretty.  Think brass.


Here is a shot of a pair of antique French chairs that we are using.  Since the room is naturally dark and we made is even darker [WHY.....not sure].....trying to use mostly creams which is a bit of a departure from our orginal plan.

Plans....splams.....whatever.

Here is something that will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.

My friend Melaine Thompson from the blog My Sweet Savannah had her whole blog disappear on January 3.  Yeah...just gone, locked out and she has had to start all over.  That is a freakout right?

I mean where did it go.....why can't blogger help her.....what is wrong with the world?  OK...I know world peace and all that but seriously.

So she has had to start over.  The new blog is called mysweetsavannahblog.blogspot.com

Now I have another thing to have nightmares about, besides the serial killer that lives in my basement.

Oh yeah.....one more thing.  If you want to read something funny about how to write a "thank you" letter....go here .


Carry on Wednesday.

Shazam





 
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27 comments:

The Houston House said...

Love the dark paint color, it really updates the stone! I've been trying to convince my hubby to let me do wood on the ceiling in our kitchen for over a year now.. he won't budge. This looks fabulous so far!

Renae Moore said...

Looking good! Can;t wait to see in person!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Can't wait to see the transformation...and it will be a TRANSFORMATION....
How does an entire Blog disappear? That's crazy!

Lisa Gabrielson said...

It's already sensational! Can't wait for the big day. Hang in there girls. .... P.s...should I be backing up posts on a flash drive? Never thought of that scenario ...

Katie said...

Oh my word. I literally just snorted coffee up my nose reading that post about thank you notes. That first sample note just killed me. Still laughing. Devil's assfeathers. Who even thinks up phrases like that? lol.

LiveLaughDecorate said...

Hehe. I see you're still cracking us up for 2013 lady. Happy freaking New Year to you! Now, on to business. That ceiling is bananas. That stain is especially bananas. Loving it. And say what now about a disappearing blog? What The Flacka? Jezus help us all. Is there a freaking way to back up these freaking blogger files? How so? You know you now need to do a save your blog tutorial post! like ASAP. p.s. Happy Hump Day.

Cindy said...

I can't even believe the difference it made just changing the wall color! Wow ! This is so fun! Ya'll are gonna rock this place!.
And your friend lost her whole blog!!! What the heck! I'm sure it's practically impossible to contact blogger too. That would make me crazy! Now off the read the thank you letter...

Cindy

I Miss You When I Blink said...

What a lovely blog! I am enjoying looking around at your posts.

And thank you for the shout-out on the thank-you notes. :)

Melaine said...

Thank you Sherry! And, I love that room!

Holly said...

I'd love to see you and Lori in action and how you've come to make decisions on things. I think the collaboration process is really interesting and looking forward to seeing how this turns out for you.

maureen said...

Looks great! Can't wait to see it.

An Urban Cottage said...

The wall color is great!

I can't believe there's not a way for her to get back in to her blog. What a nightmare. (Although the idea of losing my blog is a little exciting. I could have my life back.)

I was going to e-mail you and ask you something. Can't remember what the heck it was.

Kat said...

Can't wait to see the reveal! Love that you added wood to the ceiling. And now you have ME freaking out about my blog disappearing and shoot, mine is just a pidly little blog:/

My Interior Life said...

How ingenious to put wood on the ceiling to add some interest. I'm feeling it already - it will look Sha-fabulous (and Lori-fabulous)! And that is a blog nightmare. I'm already considering switching from blogger to wordpress and that be even more reason. Yikes. Off to read the thank you link too!

My Crafty Home Life said...

This is looking so good. Holy hear attack about the whole blog disappearing. I would cry....she probably did. How does this happen?

Laurie said...

Y'all are rocking it girl!!!

pam {simple details} said...

Those befores were scary ~ so fun to see you two 'professionals' work your magic! The thank you notes had me dying, wouldn't you love to send one! Can't even imagine how sick Melaine must feel!

michele said...

it's lookin gorgeous. going over to console melaine. frightening.

:)
michele

Nancy said...

Love you Sherry and all that you do. Going to support Melanie right now...wth?
xo Nancy
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Karen said...

Omg Sherry that is crazy about Melaine's blog. Thanks for the new link.

Your room is looking good! Love the dark walls and the ceiling! Looking forward to seeing the brass lights...Circa Lighting?

christy said...

Looks great, I love seeing a good before and after. Looks like the room in in good hands.

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Wow what a cool space to work with. Love that paint color!!!

The Pink Pagoda said...

I can't wait to see what you do here. It's obviously challenging, but you'll have it looking incredibly gorgeous! Now I'm off to read the thank you note thing that will make me laugh : )

StagerLinda said...

Love the room. Hate the news about Melanie's blog! The wood on the ceiling is genius.

Kathysue said...

sherry I love when an unplan comes together so beautifully, that is what I call designing, you can make anything beauitfully and you prove it all the time. Can't wait to see the finished product. That is so scary about your friends blog.I know we are suppose to back it up or make a copy or something like that, but not sure how exactly. Keep up the good work!
xo

Spring time in Georgia! said...

Love the brass table! I think I have something similar. Looks like the beautiful stone wall will look great with a little bar near it!

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René said...

Love those chairs and the colors you are using! Cannot believe that about Melanie's blog?! I'm rather behind this times here with blog reading, etc.