Wednesday, October 23, 2013

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE




Week 4 of the ORC.

I hope you will forgive me for not having more to show you today.  Last weekend when I should have been working on my project, I was [as you know] grieving.  I just did not have the energy or focus to get some of my projects done.

But being the magician I am...... you are in luck cause I have grabbed a few images and tried to edit the hell out of them to complete my assignment.

I hate letting people down:(

That just means that next week will be epic.



We finished painting the drop leaf table [ it isn't styled yet] but not the coffee table.  The 9 x 12 seagrass rug arrived from Overstock.  

The "bunny" painted the bookshelves and I started styling last week.

before

after

You can see that the tape is still on the wall....We are such impatient fools.

The curtains were hung a while ago but I thought I would have more time to get better pictures.  That will teach me to procrastinate.


The hide [from Scott's Antique Market] was layered on top of the seagrass.  One of the reasons why the coffee table hasn't been painted is I am still trying to figure what the hell I want it to look like.  If we win the lottery by next week then you can be sure we will use this for firewood and I won't have to wrack my damaged brain another second.

We also started throwing pillows around.  This is probably not the final display so don't get attached.

I promise next week "bookshelf styling" and soooo much more.  Since this is such a dark room I am having trouble taking good pictures and I need to do it early in the morning for the best sun. 

Again, I have to say thank you.  I know how busy everyone is with kids, school, work, fall festivals, design, and just plain life.  Taking time to reach out to me with your own stories of losing your pet has left me utterly astonished.  It was a feeling of being wrapped in a warm quilt, drinking a cup of tea while someone rubbed your head.  

I don't care what "Martha" said.....bloggers are the best!

Please take the time to visit all the hard working ORC participates today.  I know they would really appreciate it.



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55 comments :

Karena Albert said...

Sherry I love all that you are doing! Have you thought about not painting the coffee table and adding some fab black accessories,books on top, etc.

xoxo
Karena
New_2013 Designer Series

Emily A. Clark said...

I'm with Karena. Was just thinking I kind of like the coffee table, as is (after you work your styling magic, of course...). I like that your sister allows you to call her "Bunny." :)

willowinteriors said...

Wow, the curtains and blinds are awesome. And I love the bookshelf. Can't wait to see it come together!- kate

The Benson Bungalow said...

I agree with the comments so far on the coffee table, keep it as is, but if you find something better, I'll be happy to take it off your hands;)

Beth Connolly said...

So sorry about your pooch. Martha is a complete ass. I know someone who interned for her and you would not believe the stories of her treatment of people. The room is looking great. I'm sure sis is thrilled.

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

I was thinking along the same lines as the others, I really like the wood coffee table! Looks like the finish on the top might be damaged, but you could sand it down a bit and strip the entire piece. Then, with just some clear wax or poly it would have such a natural rustic look!

My Notting Hill said...

Yep, bloggers are the best - which you know includes you! The room is looking beautiful.

Holly Phillips @ The English Room said...

I am so sorry for your loss.
Your room is looking great. I cannot wait to see more soon.

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Lookin good hot stuff. The pillow combo is wonderful and I love the texture of the sea grass/hide combo. Don't worry, the coffee table makeover will come to you. Some of the best ideas come under pressure. :)

A Perfect Gray said...

dang, what did I miss - what did martha say??

Vel Criste said...

For someone grieving still, I think you accomplished a lot!the bookcase is styled beautifully and I am in love with the curtains!!!!!! The hide is the perfect accent for the sofa area too! Can't wait to see the table next week!

Cindy said...

The shelves look amazing, what a difference! and I LOVE the curtain and pillow fabric ... can't wait to see more!

Cindy

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I there are like 5 minutes left but what about stripping (the table) and bleaching it?
I love the curtains.

Kimber McGallagher said...

Sherry, I am so sorry about your fur baby. Prayers for each of you and hugs and love your way.

The room is looking great. I know it will be fantastic.

Sherry Calamia said...

I can't wait to see what you decide to do with your coffee table.The bookshelf looks great painted, curtains, sofa, pillows, looks like it is coming together so nicely!

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

Love the color you painted the book shelves! Also, the way you styled shallow book shelves. We have a lot of shallow ones in the new place in SF and most of my books are so big. This is looking so pretty...you sister must be excited.

Jessie said...

You always have the best styling work, the bookcase looks great! I also like the curtains and pillows. I am sorry to hear about your dog. Who cares what Martha says, right??

Can't wait to see the big reveal!

Ashley @ The Houston House said...

Lookin' Sherfabulous!

Kim said...

You can style a bookcase missy!! xo

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

You have not and would not let anyone down. Life is always more important than blogging. I do like the color you put on the bookcases. I'm also out of the loop, what did Martha say?

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Sherry- first of all, so sorry about your dog!! My Bay is my baby so I know it must be totally heartwrenching.

Second- this room is looking pretty amazing! Even the coffee table looks good to me... just needs a tray or something.

The Pink Pagoda said...

What the heck did Martha say??

The curtains and shades look beautiful! And the painted bookshelves are soooo good!

Simply LKJ said...

Love what you have done so far. I too kinda like the rustic look of the coffee table as is. I also think it might look good painted lightly and sanded down to cover any imperfections there might be. I know you will style it beautifully.

Donna-s Lair said...

I was thinking the same thing :-)

Stacey said...

I only recently heard about Martha's rant and it was appalled! I love my blogging community. I am very sorry to hear about your pooch:-(. Sending positive energy your way . Yes , keep the coffee table as is. Loving what you've done so far!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Sherry you are always humorous even when you're sad. I really like the coffee table in it's au natural state….it looks so great with the rugs and textiles.

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Those curtains are to die 4! Love them layered over the bamboo shades!!!

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Those curtains are to die 4! Love them layered over the bamboo shades!!!

Elizabeth said...

Sherry,
I'm so sorry that you've had to go through losing your sweet pup. It's something that is so hard to go through and you'll always have sweet pics and memories.
Can you tell me where you got the bamboo blinds , they look great.
Have you thought of adding liming wax to the coffee table? They sell it at woodcraft in Alpharetta. It's so easy and quick!
Betsy
West of the Square Designs

Beth of designPOST Interiors said...

It's all looking so Sherry-esque (that's a good thing BTW)...can't wait to see the final reveal. Patience, patience.

René said...

Oh my goodness. I'm sitting here once again in tears thinking that if I could wrap you in a hundred blankets I would. You have been through something to difficult to describe. And in other news, the room is looking great!. My pitiful little gauze curtains look sick next to those!

pam {simple details} said...

I can tell you're going to do it to me again. I'm feeling the need for color and BAM you come up with a killer neutral space that leaves me wanting to ditch my pops of color! :)

Christina Baker said...

Love!!! I love the shelves, the curtains, the colors, the mood just love it!!! Your doing such a great job Sherry!

Kimberly Lemmon said...

You always create the most amazing spaces, Sherry! I did read the post about the loss of your sweet doggie but didn't comment. I have been there. It's tough, but you gave him the best gift - he was loved! Stay strong!

Karen at Home Sweet Hollywood said...

Love those curtains and the bookshelves! It's looking so great Sherry. I agree with the comments about the coffee table...it looks great the way it is. But ultimately Shafabulous knows best :)

Privet and Holly said...

Looking awesome, S!
I'm in agreement about
the coffee table. May
just need some sanding.
Love how it is all coming
together!

xo Suzanne

Cheryl said...

'So don't get attached' ...lol. You have such gifts (plural!) I love your style, and you have an amazing way of writing in a way that makes me feel like we are in the same room together. Love your blog and I'm so sorry about your pup. That is a tough one.

Henhurst Interiors said...

Sherry, You are the queen of shelf styling, I love the curtains layered over the bamboo shades and the sofa looks so cozy (I am a fool for fur throws - faux or no!) Hoping to visit Scott's one day soon, just need a reason to come to Atlanta. Sending lots of love your way!
xo,
Phyllis

Mary said...

"What Martha said"...HA!
You slay me.

michele said...

keeeeeeuhhhhhsss
mahhhhhhhh
greeeeeeeuhhhhhts,
miss stewart.

smooches to you.

michele

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love what i am seeing! and i don't like insecure bullies, fyi. and martha, that means you.

stephanie at Stephanie Kraus Designs said...

Looks great! Sorry you for you loss:(

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Its looking good Sherry...cant wait to see what color you paint the table...I guess my head has been in the sand..but...What did Martha say!

The enchanted home said...

Looking great....love what you have done so far, great color palette and of course your humor is always like the whip cream to any fabulous dessert!

Victoria said...

First off love the drapery fabric
I have been carrying this around for
2 years to do a project in my home.
Secondly I am including a post on liming that's what your coffee table needs. Looking forward to the next
installment Sherry.I am so sorry for
your loss it's like there is a hole
in your heart when you lose a pet.

Victoria said...

http://www.vintagecharmrestored.com/2012/08/waxing-your-furniture.html

oops here's a link on liming.

Beth C. said...

Please, PLEASE share the window fabric source and the paint colors...especially the bookcase! Gorgeous! Best, Beth C.

Naz said...

According to Martha "bloggers are not experts" lol. Well, I appreciate some bloggers much more than the Martha Stewart machine. Sometimes I'd just like to bitch slap some of her pompousness off her.

As for the coffee table I think I'd like it with some sanding done to it.

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

k im pretty much dying over the window and sofa styling here. serious skillz sher. i love the cozy throw, the fuzzy pillow, the betwixt and the drape fabric on the sofa. you are genius.

Amanda said...

looking good! Those drapes are everything!! what about painting that table a dark dark charcoal-in a flat finish? mix the Annie Sloan charcoal w/ a tiny bit of old world white. ???

Improvement List said...

You did such a great job pulling it all together. I love the fabric for the curtains. I am sure the room is going to turn out great.

C a i t l i n said...

My vote is to paint the coffee table glossy black and to go out and get another dog ASAP. Not as a replacement, of course, because you can never replace a beloved pet, but because your sweet pouch would want you to continue to have a companion that makes your heart swell. -Caitlin

meg said...

I love how you mixed textures within the various neutrals of the window treatments and pillows. Looks natural and beautiful!

Kate Decorates said...

The curtains are beautiful and i love the color that you went with for the bookcase. I also like the coffee table as is but know that it will look great whatever you decide to do. Sending you some prayers!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I am loving all of this and what a great table.