Monday, August 5, 2013

PU PU PLATTER





K......this is a Monday....haven't posted in a week.....update.

I attended Haven [a DIY blogger conference] on Friday and Saturday.  I know what you are thinking...."why Sherry you are not such a diy girl".  That would be correct.  In fact my friend Amanda said she is more of a DIFM person...[do it for me].  I had to agree. 

But I like meeting people and being "in the loop"  as they say.  Plus it was less than a 1/2 mile from my house.

I did not come across one single mean person.  It was like they did background checks on all of us before they let us sign up.  Good thing I am in  witness protection....

And....I saw these books.


Gorgeous covered books.  I mean how fast can we cover a book in that thick linen huh?

Next up is a little trip to the Home Decorators Store about 25 minutes from my house.  Sometimes it is good to get a review of things.

I liked this gray stained round coffee table.


Sat in this chair and it was pretty comfy. I like that the back is tall.

 Sat in this one also....same deal.

This pic is a little blurred....It was probably because it was getting close to happy hour.....but it was burlap with a hand blocked paisley. And a down insert.  I can't find it online:(

  
Again...for the price great look.

And this was awesome.....

If you can't find them at a flea market to paint yourself ....

Of course I would change the shade but I liked this lamp.  Have I mentioned that I am a "big lamp person?"

NO!  This was not at HD but across the street at Crate and Barrel.  I am specking for a large room with a Nantucket feel....

You might have seen the Thibaut wallpaper that went up last week [on my Instagram] [sherryhdesigns] for the same project.

Whoa.....we aren't done yet.....I had a few questions on the blog last week...

This is the fabric I used for the bedroom makeover 

Also...[from the bedroom makeover]the metal baskets under the console came from Homegoods.

A few questions about the slipcover.

The fabric was a linen/cotton blend.
Here is a close up.  I cut the yardage in half and washed it in cold water with no detergent. I dried it 1/2 way and draped it over my DR table while it was damp to finish drying.  To reduce the wrinkles some I re-rolled it on the tube.  That's it.  I lucked out to find this fabric as it was pretty thick so you can't see the stripes through it.   Also...you might  hate me for this..... but I got it for 10.00@yd

 
I saw this Clarence House fabric the other day at ADAC.....Color: Aimee.  Linen/jute blend.  I am kind of smitten with it.

A few other Clarence House....



I think this post is long enough and your attention might be waning....I have a house to clean and pictures to take for a "favorite room" guest post later this week.

Crikey.....

Shabam....



 

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21 comments :

Ashley @ The Houston House said...

love that round coffee table and the navy rug under it! yummy

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I seriously love that charcoal chair!
I thought the title of this post had something to do with doggie mischief at your house. Glad to see it was pretty stuff instead. ;)

The Yellow Cape Cod said...

Sherry, it was so nice to meet you at Haven! It was definitely a highlight. I also have to add that I'm big time jealous that not only do you have a Ballard Outlet but you have a Home Decorators Store in Atlanta! That's it…I'm moving. Sarah

Simply LKJ said...

I was so bummed to miss Haven! Hoping to be there next summer. Home Decorator's has some great deals.

Kimberly Lemmon said...

I think there is a HDecorators near my mom's and I haven't yet hit it up. Next trip to ATL I'm gonna check it out!

Lisa Gabrielson said...

Can't wait to see more of the Nantucket room. How fun! That is Soo up your alley!!

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Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

Glad to see youve been having some fun this summer! Love those Clarence House fabrics. I love those pu pu platters at the chinese restaurants :)
xo Nancy

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That's right. Get to work!!

Cyndy Aldred said...

I am loving that wallpaper and charcoal chair!! So much great stuff. It was so nice to finally meet you Sherry. Yes, not a good idea to take pictures without proper hydration! ;) So enjoyed visiting with you and Amanda and I will find some dates for our DIFM retreat this fall! LOL!

Karen Albert said...

Sherri you have such a good eye and yes a little envious of the fabric price for new slipcover...I love you though so I'll get over it! Great finds!

xoxo
Karena
2013 Designer Series

michele said...

that hand blocked paisley pillow...WANT. and the driftwood C&B table is sooooooo awesome. i like to think i am diy, but i'm not. i simply whisper in my honey's ear and make a delicious dinner. i guess i'm a diy ho.

smiles.

michele

michele said...

YOU SAID PU PU PLATTER!!!

:)

Andrea said...

I bet you were the life of the party at Haven! I love your new slipcover and what a steal.

Amy Vermillion Interiors said...

Cracking me up..."I didn't meet a single mean person." Love you Sherry

Pat@BPM said...

Even though I am not a DIYer, I would have loved to go to Haven, also!

I see lots of things in this post that I am sure I "need".

Kelly@Bungalow Blue said...

That driftwood table is DIVINE!!!

Amanda said...

hahaha! I just posted about my DIFM moment! It was so good to catch up with you!! It was truly a highlight of the weekend and arent you glad that "we" know what MFB means ;-)

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

While I didn't meet you at Haven, I did pass you while you were involved in a conversation with someone else. I started to wait but I had somewhere to go due to having car trouble:(! Since we don't see many pics of you, I only knew it was you by the nametag and boy are you sha-gorgeous! You don't look anything like the crazy and funny woman that you seem to be on the blog! My biggest surprise there was seeing how different people look from their profile shots!

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

So many pretty fabrics! I am a do it yourselfer if I can do it in less than three or four hours. No attention span. Glad everyone was so nice at Haven. I didn't know anyone at the LA bloggers conference. But met a few cool people who were as out of the loop as I was. Felt a little like high school.

Debra Phillips said...

oh that clarence house fabric, i need that for a client
thank you!!!
debra