Before I left on vacation I spent about 48 hours getting the guest house of my project ready for Matthew Quinns book signing!

The plan.....don't spend any money.  Ha Ha.....that seems to be everyones request right!

All kidding aside though there was already some furniture so it was basically a styling challenge.  I did have to raid my stash to polish it off :)

If you follow me on Instagram then you might remember I used drop clothes from Lowes for the window treatments right before Thanksgiving.  I washed them to soften up.

The floors were painted SW Peppercorn.  The Circa Hicks pendants were hung.....

I found this rug in his garage which had been used in their old house.  Love it against the dark floors!

This was purchased at a Mitchell Gold warehouse sale along with 2 white sofas.

I rummaged through the kitchen and came up some blue and white dishes and other things.

The Rejuvenation hardware was these long pulls.

They mimic the brass schluter strips applied in-between the subway tiles.

Before....The vintage island was moved in front of the sink and I suggested that it be painted black.

Ikea shelves were hung.

Totally accessorized with what I found in boxes down in the basement....

There is more but I'll share next week!  

I am having the hardest time making some decisions about my house....changing up a few things and it's like I'm paralyzed.  I keep thinking what if I see something I like better.....which keeps me stuck in that spot where "nuthin" gets done.

I am sure you have all felt that way....overwhelmed by what you see on Pinterest and blogs..... changing your mind every 5 minutes.   

It is a very dark place to be :)

I need to rise like a Phoenix.

Happy Easter my friends.



Ashley @ The Houston House said...

You continue to be the bookshelf whisperer!!!

René said...

Yay! It's looking so good! He had some great stuff to work with too.

Calypso In The Country said...

Beautiful job! I wish I could find some great pieces like that in my basement...
Enjoy your weekend!

Linda Pakravan said...

Brava! Beautiful. I have paralyzed by my own house syndrome as well. Have a lovely weekend!

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

I love this guest house redesign. But I am in love with the island, it is fabulous!

Have a great weekend and a Happy Easte.

Tiphany said...


Unknown said...

Looks gorgeous. The drapes kill me, so creative! And the own house thing? Got it bad

Things That Inspire said...

I always enjoy seeing a designer in action!

I am looking forward to reading the Mattew Quinn book. I a, so out of it I didn't even know he had written a book! Gettin back into the log world and learning a lot.

By the way, I am in search of some 2-5" limestone shares/balls. Where did you find your sewer balls? I came across an image from your blog while searching.

Holly Irwin Fine Art said...

Hi Sherry,
You are a magician, aren't you? Love this guest house, the vintage island painted black, the rug and all works so well.....looking forward to seeing what you decide to do with your home!

Happy Easter!


Karena said...

You are amazing Sherry! I am going to use your drop cloth panels idea for sure!!
Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

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Unknown said...

Makes me feel better that even the pros (which I'm not) even get paralyzed! That's been happening at my house. Throw in two kids under two and I'm ready to throw in the towel. Wah wah...Love what you did in this guest house!

kathymaas said...

You are definitely not paralyzed!
Actually, my sister said it best when she said what if after all this work, I still hate it just as much?

In my world, try.......I've been in enough homes where the settled dust and the zero interest in any energy is suffocating!
Change brings energy!

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