A BLUE AND WHITE BEFORE AND AFTER




OK…"bunny" is on a roll.  While we were working on the ORC I kept nagging to makeover her foyer.  I mean seriously…..15 years is long enough without any changes don't cha think?

Gasp.

Beside the fact that she is giving me some good blogging material you know?

Here is where we started.

This wall treatment is one I did in my guest bath at least 17 years ago.

See…
This was the very fist time I was published in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles.  Thanks Lisa:)

Try as I might I could not talk her out of stripes.  I showed her a million wallpapers but "bunny" stood firm.  Stripes.

K…..but I did talk her into not using black.

How about this color.


In fact I have been thinking of changing mine to this color…..

So we got to taping one afternoon.  You know the drill.

Stripes painted.
 
Of course we talked about doing something to this piece but it's an antique and makes a nice focal point in the foyer.   

After the room was freshened up with paint I started thinking about how to accessorize.  My first thought was blue and white.  

Problem was she only had plates.  Not really a problem for me right?  Shopper extraordinar.   

I'm on it. 

I thought it might take me a while to dig up that much loot.

But the angels were singing when I stopped at one of my favorite haunts last week.  Right out front was a plethora of more than enough.

Score.


As fast as I could I scooped it up, carried it in saying start wrapping and boxing!

I knew we would need more items so I did not think we would be doing this yesterday but my sister is 10x's more impatient than I am….uh huh.

The minute I mentioned my find she started hounding me to bring it in.  

"No….I want to wait until I have the vision"….

She said "blah blah blah" 

I'm bringing it in.

Allrighty then….so be it.
 
Thank goodness for the plates. It turned out we needed some roundness and they helped with the layering.

Before….

After

We decided to stage it like "bunny" came in after winning her trophy and threw down her fur:)


I guess she is going to have to keep shoving magnolia branches in there until that tree is nothing but a stump.

I ripped this out of her bedroom shelf.  Since we decided to keep the doors open I thought it would be a good place to hang something.

Now we need a rug and I think we will cover the bench.


Betwixt …..and cheetah maybe.  Do you think I could talk her into putting it up the stairs?

Let her know what you think.

Stay tune for more "bunny" foyer updates in the future.  

OK…Sherika's  got to get her butt in gear today. No more messing around.

I sincerely hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Shayray.






 


33 comments

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

That antique piece is the most fantastic place to style the blue and white. I am a little jealous.
Happy Thanksgiving!

My Notting Hill said...

WOW - huge transformation. Love the blue and white and those stripes. Too funny on the styling. I"m digging the cheetah. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Bunny!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Love every last drop. Good call on the blue and white (duh) and I love the picture over the door. The betwixt with the cheetah is a pretty killer combo too. Happy Thanksgiving!!

Vel Criste said...

Looks great still and I love the dark stripes!!!! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Sherry!

René said...

So jealous that you scored that much blue and white in one stop! Looks great as always!

A Perfect Gray said...

you need to know that I come to your blog to copy pretty much everything that you do.

donna

Leslie Harris said...

what's wrong with stripes? I love them, especially big bold ones like this. What a great color choice!

Karena Albert said...

Wow, a great selection of unique blue and white pieces! LOve the new look!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Cathy Wall said...

Love the Urbane Bronze stripes and could die thinking about the awesomeness of chetah up the stairs. The bunny statue in the fur casually tossed on the bench is a keeper too, sounds like you and your sis had a bit of fun doing this!

Mary said...

Looks amazing! I'm a big fan of blue & white.
I still think the back of the cabinet needs something. You could cover a piece of foam core with paper or fabric & just set it in place.
But please put some cheetah in the space. It would take the whole space up a notch.
Bunny...Listen to your sister. She knows what she's doing.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Sherika and the bunny....I see a children's book in here somewhere! Looks lovely. Magnolia leaves a re the perfect "cherry on top"!

Carolyn@Sweet Chaos Home said...

Can my parents adopt you so we can be sisters and you can insist on making over my house?? Love the blue and white, and the clever way you hung the floral painting… might need to borrow that idea :)

Kat said...

Oh my word...love the "staging it like Bunny came in with her trophy and threw down her fur." You're ridiculous. In an awesome way. Love the stripes. Love your staging. Love your posts. Happy Thanksgiving, Sherry.

Donna-s Lair said...

Bunny...i know you are reading this....how can you NOT do a cheetah runner? Omg....loving that cheetah. I not cra cra.

Kimberly Lemmon said...

Impecaable styling as usual! Never would have occurred to me to use blue & white porcelain with black & white stripes but it works fabulously. Bunny - YES to the cheetah carpet!!

An Urban Cottage said...

That looks awesome! Would she let us paint the ceiling?

Happy Thanksgiving!

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Man, I hope Bunny knows how lucky she is to have you for a sister! Love, love, love the b&w styling and the new stripes! I must get some betwixt fabric. :)

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

Wonderful antique and makes for a fun yet sophisticated entry. Love the doors open and your styling. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Sherry! xo Nancy

Cindy Albert said...

Everything looks great! I am curious how you do the taping so straight. Could you maybe do a blog tutorial?

Hope you and bunny and your families have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Naz said...

I love the styling but because of dust I'd keep the doors closed. Of course, that's just me.

designchic said...

What a beautiful piece for the foyer and love the way you styled it. Yes, yes yes to the cheetah (or leopard) rug and the betwixt fabric!!

Kris @ Driven by Décor said...

Can you adopt me as your sister too??!! Love everything!

cindy hattersley design said...

Sherry that looks fabulous! My vote is for the cheetah...and up the stairs...heck yeah!

therelishedroost said...

What a fun transformation here!!

willowinteriors said...

What a beautiful update! So jealous of your blue and white jackpot!
I love me some betwixt and how does a former 'bunny' NOT have a cheetah runner!!?? Happy Thanksgiving!

Cindy said...

Whoo hoo! Love the stripes, and the color of the stripes is perfect! What a great update!

Cindy

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Fabulous! Classic blue and white with that cool Sherry twist!! Lucky Bunny :)

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!
xo
Loi

jackbenson03 said...

Everything looks lovely.

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

LOVE! Seriously love those stripes. And I'm glad you didn't paint, I'm on a huge non-painted wood kick lately. GASP ;)

Tammy@InStitches said...

Gorgeous, I think you can and I think you will !

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I love it. She is so lucky to have you pushing her into this.

Jessie said...

Wow! Love the striped wall and the blue and white pieces. Beautifully styled as usual. Your sis is a lucky bunny! By the way, how did you hang that artwork without it falling?

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Kellie said...

Did you happen to mention the brand and style of the cheetah carpet? I think my husband will approve it for our hallway. :)

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