Monday, November 10, 2014

A FEW MORE DETAILS FROM THE ORC





I am sure that by now you want to shove this ORC down my throat.....I know....3 post devoted to the reveal.  I am here to say that after this one I am shutting it down:)

Maggie really wanted to redo her whole kitchen so I had to put it in perspective for her.  

"No".

Are you kidding me girl...."ain't nobody got time for that."  "You'll see that we will be scurrying to finish the family room and DR in 6 weeks!"

A compromise was to take a small area to start with and after the holidays we can take a look at the rest of the room.....my way of putting her off....

Here is the progress....

Cabinets emptied.....

The top cabinets are being reused in the laundry room.....that makeover will come later:)


The new cabinets from Builders Surplus installed along with the butcher block....


The brackets and shelves up.  The brackets came from Home Depot.



By using open shelves it helped to update.... along with adding some much needed light to a dark area of the kitchen.

The large oil painting was found at a flea market.  The candlesticks and small bowl next to it came from Goodwill.  The small egg picture on the second shelf was from one of our sponsors Minted.





I got the 2 black pitchers at the Restoration Hardware Outlet during a 40% off sale!  The cake stand was from HomeGoods.....she had the small green bottles.  The plant was from Ikea [my favorite sturdy plant], the wire basket from West Elm, cutting board from HomeGoods along with the black and white tray.




We just reused her pulls from the other cabinets.  I think we may end up trying to paint her other lowers the same color....although they are melamine and I am not sure they can be painted.....might need to research.

The white on all the walls that are not wallpapered is Benjamin Moore Dove White. 

Thanks again for all of your love on my ORC spaces....It makes it all worth it for sure:)

While I have your attention..... you know how important the charity The Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta is to me.  Last Thursday I spent the day on site helping the families secure furniture.

Long story short....they come in and depending on the size of the family they get a sofa, chair, dining table, 2 chairs, a dresser or 2 and beds.  Then they get a kitchen kit which is 2 plates, 2 glasses etc....or 4 of everything.

Y'all.....these people are so humble.  They come in and get a sofa that you or I would not even sit on....then cry and hug you.  It was overwhelming.

After about 5 of those episodes.....I retired to the back room to sort out boxes of donations. 

 

This is only a third of what I was going through categorizing the kitchen wares.  

Local peeps.....2 things.....they need silverware.....never enough.  And lamps.  

The next thing is Georgia Gives Day on November 13 [Thursday].  I know many of you gave generously last time I asked.....and I REALLY APPRECIATED IT.....  If you want to donate to The Furniture Bank you can use the link above.....just 10.00 would help them reach their goal. 

What will you do today to make a difference? 

If I don't say it enough....you guys are the bestest ever. 

Shagratful.....

 





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13 comments :

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Sherry...I love the transformation...the shelving up dated the area and now she has a wonderful place to display her collections...I want those two sconces...where did you get them? Ill go back to see if you posted that info...

Kathysue said...

First I have to say I love your heart and your spirit, YOU are the best!! Second. love this area you redid for your sister, it is amazing and the way you have it displayed takes it over the top!!!
Another home run!!
xo Kathysue

Mary Ann Pickett said...

I bought your plant recommendation and its been great! I want more. Home Depot brackets...amazing job. We've been slowly redoing my sister's kitchen and family room over the past two years...we needed it to be an ORC! Maybe it would be finished.

Got me thinking about what I can do to do Good today.

Leslie Harris said...

I'm loving this whole project Sherry, keep sharing those pictures! And thanks for the tip about the Home Depot brackets too. I can't believe how good those open shelves look.

Ashley said...

Sherfabulous- If the ORC crowned a winner, you would hands down take the crown on this round. LOVE the room, the feel, the styling- everything. That bunny is a lucky lady to have you as a sister!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

I'm finally getting to all the ORC goodies today and of course I'm falling all over yours. Come help me with my kitchen!! And cheers to you for all your hard work to help others.

Karen Mcclurg said...

shatuesday

melamine can be painted! Gliddens make a "Grip" product. Put your hands over your eyes about now...I painted my countertops faux marble around 15 years ago. This was supposed to be temporary until we could get the real deal. Screaming here now. Once again you are the decorator rocker of the world. I really love the Rabbit Hutch!!!!!!

Barbara Moore said...

How would a local peep volunteer as well as donate?

gina said...

Where did the fixture above the table come from? It is awesome as is everything else! Absolutely love what you did.

Debra Phillips said...

no worries, can't seem to get enough of the ORC.
have an option for painting the melamine; amy howard paints, well that is if you can mix to get the same color. it has a lot of adhesives in it and sticks to anything! there is a dealer at scotts. tried it and it worked!
debra

Anonymous said...

I want to be your sister!!! I love all the rooms you do. While not exactly my style, they are so calming and serene. You are the "QUEEN OF NEUTRAL"

Cindy said...

I wondered where that cool painting came from. It looks great on the shelves !

Cindy

Anonymous said...

the tile that you have in your kitchen is the same tile that i have in my bathroom. how do you keep it clean and in good condition? i've tried everything!