Wednesday, October 2, 2013

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE






The ORC [one room designed over 6 weeks] is back and better than ever.  Linda has invited me to play along for the third time and also rounded up some awesome new talent!  

How does she do it?

The first time I worked on a clients room.  Last time I actually finished my guest room and I am happy to report I have not changed a thing.

For my 3rd ORC I decided that my sister needed to get on board for a makeover on her LR.

Let's start at the beginning.

What?
You thought the before picture already..... 
Not yet.
Here we are [me on the left].

Let me give you a little history about Maggie.  She is 2 years younger than me.

Patricia Marie.  AKA Maggie.

And here is a little known fact about Maggie.
At one time her name was "Bunny Carrie"

Yup.

Hottie.

That is her in the middle.


Here she was out in LA staying at Hef's home while she competed for Bunny of the year.  Can you believe this....Robert Blake.  Didn't he kill somebody?

That's my lead in to her before picture....:)  
Notice the hole on the left.  That was a window on the back of the house at one time but then they added a sunroom years ago and left the window in.

Here is a picture of the sunroom....which they use all the time.

I told her that window had to go. ASAP

They really never use this room so it has been neglected over the years.  

The opposite direction looks like this.


The desk.
About the size of Texas.
Never used.



This is a shot to the right of the desk.

Hot mess comes to mind.....but we are going to change that.  On the a very tiny budget I might add.

After a lot of discussion about the furniture we decided to recover it all in a neutral color.  It is in good shape and was expensive.  

The classic english arm was a good decision 15 years ago as it can always be updated with new fabric.
It looks very similar to this.  Sorry I don't have more shots of the before.

We are using some of my left over fabrics because budget is definitely a factor here:)

She loved the bird fabric I used for my guest room. So that is a starting point.  The light colored solid is going to be used to cover the sofa and 2 chairs.

So there you have it!  Stay tuned for the next 6 weeks as we whip this room into shape.

Don't forget to take a look at all the other ORC post so you know what is going on.



Make it a decent day....after all it is already Wednesday!

Sherika
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52 comments:

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Oh the stories your sister must have! How fun to have a drink with you ladies. You always rock a good challenge so I know this room is going to look amazing!

My Notting Hill said...

Oh, the picture of the 2 of you when you were little is so cute. Her sunroom is so pretty. Can't wait to see the transformed living room!

Lauren (The Cottage Mix) said...

What a hottie! Sounds like that was a fun time for her. The room is beautiful already...can't wait to see what you come up with. Love that sofa style!

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

Great pics of your sister - it was nice that she let you share them :) I love the plan for the room and your fabric choices and look forward to seeing the changes.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i can't wait to see what you do- she clearly already has good style so it's going to be amazing! and i love the segue... ;)

Kim said...

Glad you didn't make her stick with a "bunny" theme! I know you will rock the space and looking forward to following along! xo

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Ooh, Sherry, I love to follow you for the ORC! What an interesting life your sister has had! Excited to follow along!

Mallory | Confetti and Stripes said...

Best lead in and "before" pics of all the ones today! haha!

pam {simple details} said...

You two are adorable! What a lucky sister to have you transforming her space, your projects are always killer!

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

This looks like a goodie! I am excited to see the transformation and I am glad its your normal look. I thought you were hinting at a bunny theme. ;)

Lesli at My Old Country House said...

Okay, I am excited to follow along for a few reasons..the first being is that it is a little know fact that I TOO was a Bunny!!!...So funny! In NYC. I had to be "Bunny Mallory", my middle name because there already was a Bunny Lesli!!! I cannot wait to see what you do with this great space that just needs your skillful eye. and I am playing along at home ...transforming the scary room!!!

Vel Criste said...

good looks run in your family Sherry! So excited to see how Maggie's room will turn out, with your 'magic wand' I bet it's gonna be fabulous! I'm linking up tomorrow too with my teen son's room!:-)

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

Girrl I know you'll make this bunnie's pad super sexy! you always do. so fun to work with your SEEESTER :) goodluck, cant wait to follow along!!!

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

You just got even more awesome (if that's possible) through your sister and her awesome life! Can't wait to see what you ladies cook up! And watch your design as well ;)

Debra Phillips said...

ok, you must end this story with the TWO hotties photographed again!
really excited to watch the transformation!!
debra

Debra Phillips said...

ok, you must end this story with the TWO hotties photographed again!
really excited to watch the transformation!!
debra

Jessie said...

Love the picture of you two when you are both little. Interesting story about your sister. The sunroom looks fantastic, did you help her decorate it?

Love the fabrics you ladies picked. Can't wait to see the transformation! Knowing you and your mad design skills, I know the final results will be amazing!

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Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Does she know you are putting these pictures up? If I looked like that...anytime, I would wear it on my shirt. This is going to be so fun to watch. Thanks for joining in.

Beth Connolly said...

What fun photos. Looking forward to following this transformation.

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

You sister is gorgeous...just like her room is going to be soon!

Kim @ Plumberry Pie said...

Fun stuff! Love the flashbacks too!! ;) can't wait to see what you do!

Stacey {steward of design} said...

Loved the little back story on your sister! I bet you two are going to gave fun with this makeover. Looking forward to seeing it.

Nicole Scott said...

What a great space to work with...and as always so entertaining. Love watching you work Sherry!

Lauren Davison said...

so cool! I cringed though at the pic of her with that man, eek! love the fabrics and cant wait to see the transformation!

Emily A. Clark said...

Well,I was most entertained at learning about your sister. We'd like to see more pics of you circa 1970ish, as well, please! :)

Excited about the room. I've always loved that R.A. bird fabric.

Cindy said...

Oh my gosh, is she cute or what!? This should be fun working with your sister... and i love the bird fabric too!

Cindy

Kimberly Lemmon said...

Does your sister read your blog? I am so excited to have another tight budget makeover partner. I think those are the most fun and offer up the most creative solutions. Love your fabric choices!

Rachel said...

Seriously, your sister was a Playboy bunny?

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

Oh, I can tell already....this is going to be good! Cannot wait to follow along. More bunny stories too, please!

Beth of designPOST Interiors said...

Oh to have a window into a Bunny's life :) can't wait to hear the stories and see what magic you work!

René said...

Play boy bunny? Lordy, let's do mirrors on the ceiling. This will be fun to watch as always. She's lucky to have you.

The Pink Pagoda said...

I bet it's fun to be at one of your family dinners. I'd just love to sit and listen! Can't wait to see this come together. And I love that you're working with your sister!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

remind me not to share any old pics with you! haha. holy bunny ears. Its' gonna be great and of course you will entertain throughout the whole process.

Henhurst Interiors said...

Sherry, you are the absolute funniest. This is the best post I have seen in a while. Looking forward to seeing what you do.
Phyllis

Elizabeth said...

Sherry, I love the ORC because you always knock it out of the park.
Looking forward to the transformation of your sister's space. Great bones!

Betsy
West of the Square Designs

Karena Albert said...

I cannot wait to see the Bunny Hut extraordinaire!! How fun!!

Xoxo
Karena
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therelishedroost said...

Wonderful fabric choices!!
Best
Karolyn

Holly Phillips @ The English Room said...

I am thrilled to be in the One Room Challenge with you. It is a much needed swift kick in the rear to get my home office looking good.

Cannot wait to see what everyone comes up with and the AFTER shots.

You have one lucky sister!

Holly

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

This makeover is going to be beautiful….the room has such nice bones and your stash of fabrics and design magic will pull it all together.

Lisa Gabrielson said...

Fave fabrics, great sofa, awesome designer/sister. This is going to be a good one!!

Barclay @ Gracious Home said...

Love the background story on your sister! Love the design concept too! Can't wait to tune in! Attempting to try ORC on my own this year! yikes

Debbie Jacobs Designs said...

I knew your sister as Pat, in the 70's, when you lived in Gainesville!
I am a friend of Linda & Don Siglers and remember how much fun Sis and her daughters were to be around. Always laughter and a good time!

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

Now that's a fun back story... Can't wait to see what you do for her! :)

Amanda said...

oh this is going to be goooood!!! cant wait to see more.

Stacey said...

I thoroughly enjoy dreading about your sister and the pics- Love! I love the direction of the design and can't wait to see it come together!!

Christina Baker said...

Sherry!!! I am just so excited about this specific challenge there are a hand full of my personal favorite designers in this one! I am just so excited to see what you all do and your sister is adorable!! I love this room and can not wait to see what you do with it. Love the mood your setting regarding the fabrics. The room honestly has soooo many possibilities as it alone has a great amount of charm and character. Good luck!!

ingrid@nowathomemom said...

how fun following you for the next 6 weeks it will be Sherry, I followed your last ORC challenge and I can't wait to see what you will do with your sister's space! so exciting! :-)

{Hi Sugarplum!} said...

I. Am. So. Excited. Love watching you work your magic, and this one is gonna be gooooood!

Heather Moore Grahling | Vivid Hue Home said...

ok i'm still hung up on the bunny carrie part. holy crap, she's a celebrity! I say you plaster those rabbit photos all over her sunroom for the makeover reveal! She's stunning. How fun. She's got a great sunroom as it is, even with Texas in there! Can't wait to see how you transform it!

LiveLaughDecorate said...

Wow and more wow re: Bunnie Claire! And yes, I do believe that man killed or allegedly killed someone? Lord Jesus. Lady, you should write a book. What great family tales you would share and yes, happy your back in the ORC and can't wait to see yet another transformation. TGIF

Sarah A said...

Where is that great sofa from? I'm looking for that exact shaped sofa.

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