ONE ROOM CHALLENGE WEEK 4




Oh boy....that was hard to admit....week 4.  Since I participated in the first ORC and didn't finish I have been diligent about being prepared in the last 4.  This one might be an exception.


I am struggling y'all.  It's  just a big old fat reminder that my time management skills suck.

And...here is the kicker.  I have actually had more than 6 weeks to finish.  I mean I had to order furniture right?  I can't really put my finger on where it went south.....

I can say that last weeks decision to paint the floors might be the culprit.



Yes....the bid to refinish them came in at over 1200.00.  It seemed like a no-brainer.  

We prepped by renting a sander.
Vacuuming 3 times.....lightly mopping and then using a tack cloth.  I read numerous articles about using SW Porch paint so that is what I went with.  Tinted to SW Alabaster.


3 coats later and I realized this....
See where it says in essence no furniture for 7 days?  WTH.....I do not have that much time!  Then as much as SW said I do not need to put a clear coat of Poly over it....I have read online that I should.  Good Lord....why don't I ever read the small print.  Have I learned nothing in 63 years?


But they look oh so pretty:)

Reminder....




Then I started re-thinking the dining area.  Cause I got all the time in the world right.

So I started auditioning.....

I brought this bench in along with a 30" round table that I would skirt in a cream linen....

Found this great throw at HG's.

The verdict is still out.

While I was doing the first round [of many I'm sure] of accessorizing the bookshelves the "bunny" helped with this last minute decision.




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This gorgeous rug is waiting for me along with the beautiful sofa and chairs from Lee Industries and as soon as I figure out what to do with the floors then all will be delivered.  Let's just hope it's sooner rather than later:)

A reminder of the furniture.  Sofa in pinstripe and chairs in solid.

But here is an unexpected piece of news with someone who decided I needed help....Ballard Designs.  They gifted me these Marguerite barstools!

My sister was elated!!!

Another sponsor is Decorators Best!  Since I wanted to wallpaper something....I decided the foyer could use a little love:)


Ya think?  Yes.... this was a popular wall treatment in the late 90's.  Shocking.

So this Schumacher Lace went up yesterday and I feel like I won the wallpaper lottery.  I have always loved this classic paper.



I am in love......

17 days to go....but not really because I have to  photograph and write the darn post....so let's just say 12 days.

I just got the shivers and threw up in my mouth a little.

That's life.  It might be smoke and mirrors but I will style it up best I can!

Time to catch up with everyone else and see if there is panic among the ranks!



Shadreamer








29 comments

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

You are going to make it fabulous as usual! That wallpaper in the foyer is so pretty, and I love the light floors and walls with the dark built ins, it's all so good Sherry!

mollie's mom said...

Those painted white floors are worth whatever it takes. I am swooning!! If I could I would do the same thing but #biggoldenrereivers. Need I say more. Love it!!!!!

Vanessa@Decor Happy said...

Sherry! You really know how to bring it on! The painted floors, wallpaper and the black door are all so good. Paired with the furniture, fabrics and your on point styling, this room is going to be quintessentially Sherry which means - amazing!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

It's all going to look so good!

mrs. V | Chez V said...

That floor! Infinitely better. This will all be gorgeous. Yet another lucky sister!

Heather Peterson said...

IT LOOKS AMAZING! Already!

Brittany @ white dog vintage said...

Looking good, Sherry! I'm also painting damaged hardwoods. I started out thinking white, but ended up going with black. Yours look amazing, though--can't wait to see everything fall into place!

Linda Pakravan said...

You always make me laugh! It will be Shefabulous, of course!

{Hi Sugarplum!} said...

I feel your pain...I'm seriously worried my space won't be finished! And I don't mean the shelves won't be styled, I mean they won't be framed and painted!! But I have faith in you...sending you all kinds of productive mojo!! Those floors are game-changing!!! xo

René said...

I'm the worst at reading the fine print. This is all going to come together perfectly and I cannot wait to see it!

Stacey {steward of design} said...

Just seeing bits and pieces, I can tell it's going to fabulous!

Erin Burke said...

Oooo, I'm loving this! It'll come together. Sherwin Williams is just being paranoid. :)

Cristin // Simplified Bee said...

Holy cow! The floors look amazing! I think it was meant to be :)

xoxo
cristin

Mary Ann Pickett said...

Oh my gosh...your lucky sister!! Looking so pretty!

Cindy said...

Omg, i can't stand it. I can barely wait to see the finished product!

Cindy

Beth of designPOST Interiors said...

Man you make me laugh! It will be perfect we all know it!

J Scanlan said...

You are a BOSS! It's going to to be fabulous as always. I so love your blog and everything you do. Good luck and good thoughts!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Bahahah Oh man. Well the floors look great. I love your scheme. 12 days is tight and I feel your pain. Wishing you the swiftest of luck in getting it done. Can you heat up the rooms to help dry that paint?? lol

Amber B Design said...

I know you will do it and it will be amazing! That wallpaper is just beautiful and I see it all coming together!! And oh- those floors! What an amazing difference. Throwing good vibes your way. You can do this!! :)

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Paint the floors? It would take me a year to paint the floors. It is looking really great. Hang in there.

Mary Beth at www.mbzinteriors.com said...

I love the charcoal wall and I am painting one of the kids' rooms floors. I always wanted to and at this stage in my life, I don't care about "resale value" of the home.

Debra Phillips said...

i see you are a hit with indonesian readers....yikes!

going crazy for the white and charcoal walls. you always end up hitting it out of the park, anxious for the finished touch!!
debra

Kathysue said...

You can always make me laugh! I think you have done extremely well and I am in love with the patterns and fabrics. The entry is stunning. You have a wonderful visiton, Stick with your instincts, YOU always get it RIGHT!! xo Kathysue

Ivy Lane said...

Phew! This is making ME a little nervous and excited! I just know you're gonna pull it all together and it is going to be beautiful. On to week 5!!!

Susie @ Maddie G Designs said...

Love your posts and work! It is going to be fabulous. I probably won't make it either due to fine print I didn't read (fabric needing backing for upholstery). But, trying not to sweat it. (Of course, I am not in the big girl group with thousands of eyes watching me sprint in to finish). The floors were so worth it....they look incredible!

Sarah Stewart said...

Painting the floors was absolutely the right decision! Deadlines be damned. This is going to be another stunner!

Sarah Krouse - {Home-ology} modern vintage said...

Those painted floors are going to be worth every bit of agony. And that wallpaper is such a beautiful improvement. It's going to be another stunning space. When you run out of family for your the next orc, will you call me? I have a whole house where you can totally have free range! ;)

Cindy Hattersley said...

Sometimes serendipity pays off...those floors are wonderful. They really light up that room. I used those Ballard stools once on a project after sending them back due to missing parts three times they looked wonderful. Oh and did I mention how great that paper is?

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

Holy heck am behind. It's almost time to see your next update. Ok. . you are hilarious. This was cracking me up. This is going to be so good. I can't believe you all painted those floors yourself. So much time and effort. And drying time. Well done. Can't wait to see this all come together, Sherry. xo

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