BEFORE AND AFTER




Oh my God.....trying to sleep last night was a disaster.  11:30.....12:30.....finally at 1:15 I got up and took a 1/2 Ambian .....at 2:00 I was till awake and I got up and took the other half.  

Crikey.

The last time I remember looking at my watch it was 2:30.....so I guess I finally let go.  And.... then Cami nudges me at 6:00 cause...well hey Mom I gotta pee and I am hungry.

Whew gonna be a long day.  So guess what?  I finally have a little bit to share with you today.  My friend/builder  Michael Ladisic has been renovating his daughters townhouse and even though I wasn't involved with that part I did get the call when there was a shitload of furniture sitting around and people scratching their heads :)


First they had to get the construction cleaned out!


Without getting too wordy on you there were 2 sofas.  You can see this situation clearly wouldn’t work .  Ahead to the left of where the 2 windows are is the foyer.


The dining room is straight ahead.


Dining area.....

Alrighty then.....

I split up the sofas....it is a very long room and the second sofa is really just for over flow seating....





The furniture came from all the roommates moving in so I had a lot of styles to choose from:)




The cushions were being cleaned but we made a big dent that day!



While waiting for the kitchen to be finished I went over last Sunday and we hung all the art....I also took a few pictures and then headed out to Target and Homegoods to see what I could find!



It certainly helps when your Dad is a builder:)


The powder bathroom below got a new vanity and the wallpaper will be going!


Some left over tile and wallpaper from a project.....turned it into a black and white haven!



Those Target hand towels are the bomb!

And after the things were hung.....here is how we left it until Yesterday morning.....



I ended up putting both brown pillows on this sofa.  And threw in a Target stripe with them!






This was the other sofa before....


Lucky for me I found one brown pillow at Target to take the brown over to the other side.....






This is the TV wall before....


A few books....some flowers and boxes..... done.  You might notice we changed out the rug [one of the girls already had it] because we needed the hide for the DR.  











I wasn't feeling this chair situation.....before


I just neutralized it and took the throw off the ladder.



If you scroll way back the chest was in between the 2 windows.  It made a nice transition to "marry" the 2 sofas.....and continue the room so that the other sofa didn't just hang out by itself! 




I had the lamp on the chest but moved it over to the end table because it was so crowded!












The foyer before.....


I was so lucky to find this small mirror at the last Homegoods I went to!

This made a nice drop zone for keys and such!


Before of the bar area....in the kitchen.


Just a little zhushing.....





Lisa found some new cushions for the outdoor furniture and it made such a big difference!


I picked up the rug and accessories at Target.



Man a little cleaning up made the world of difference and when I went back last night they had the fire going and the lights up!





The foyer.....before

I picked up a faux plant and some hooks at Target.





The kitchen.....










The dining room before......





Whew...are you alseep? 

Alrighty then.....from not having anything to blog about to the longest post ever....

It's never consistent around here...haha

OK....I actually worked out this morning as sleepy as I was and now I am finishing up this post so I can get to work.....

Hope y'all have a great weekend!

Shaysleepy


 


21 comments

Anonymous said...

Love it!!! These are the best before and afters, working with what you have. I absolutely love the collected look of it. Just love it! Thank you for sharing the transformation.

Robin in Umbria said...

Hey Sherry,
I always love what you do. I just do not understand all the green focused art. There must be a story behind that. Does not look like your style. I actually love your style, and sure you have an explanation so i can relate. Otherwise, good job.
Also, pink chair in the living room?

Pam de Barros said...

Good stuff!! Some darn good inspiration here. Thanks for keeping it real.

Michelle said...

Sherry,
You are amazingly talented! I wish you could come zush my house!

Kathy said...

The hide in dining room made all the difference

Barbara Moore said...

Anyone.... well not anyone, but most folks can make things look nice with an unlimited budget. But only the very talented can take ‘a mishmash from roommates’ and make a space look this incredible. I am forever awed by your beautiful work.

debra @ 5th and state said...

OUT OF THE PARK AGAIN SHERRY!

your before & afters bring on a game..."what would I do vs what would Sherry do?" you always win

Debra

Anonymous said...

Is this girl lucky or what? She has a dad who’s a builder and friend who’s a designer (the best designer). Lovely, and an inspiration to look at what I already have. I need to remind myself the furniture isn’t nailed down.
Carol H.

Unknown said...

You go girl! This is amazing but I expect no less from you! Wow, wow, and wow!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful difference you made. I have to ask though...who arranged the cookies in the jar? Makes me laugh!

Gina B. said...

Thank you for sharing.
Can you share the source for the kitchen cabinet hardware?
Perhaps the island lights, too?
Thank you in advance.
I am a big fan of your blog, and look forward to every post!

Anonymous said...

Great job with disparate pieces to pull it all together. I second the request for kitchen hardware, especially the finger pull hardware on the dry bar. Just what I’m looking for, but can’t find the length! Love it!

CynthiaB said...

Amazing job - the whole townhouse looks wonderful! But I REALLY want to know is who arranged the cookies in the cookie jar like that - I mean, who does that??? And, without eating half of them!!

JJ said...

So glad that you showed this very good looking townhouse. It's fun to see how you transpose a mess into beautiful function. That cookie jar is a photo bomb just as if your dog was suddenly there!

Anonymous said...

Your posts are the only ones I never, never skip. What a transformation, and what a lucky young woman.
Is there ANY chance you know name of the sofa (and if it's comfortable)?

Karen said...

Sherry,
It's truly like magic to see the transformation you created. What a huge difference. I bet everyone is thrilled to be moving into such an inviting and attractive condo.
Great job.
Karen

Gail Storti said...

I just read all the comments and all I can say is ditto all of them. You are a genius Sherry, taking a mish mash of stuff and making it look like it was all carefully planned! Love, love, love it! You’re hired!

Anonymous said...

As always, what an inspiration!! You never cease to amaze. Do you know where the outside cushions were purchased? I NEED. Some!! Thanks always for sharing.

barbara said...

My generic Lunesta is my best friend. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Another inspiring job- just shows you what talent can do with random items

Nicey done as alway!

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Ex Oki said...

I've kept this blog entry open on a tab for inspiration ever since you posted it. I LOVE the evolution of the rooms from beginning to end! You are so talented and creative - and I also adore your OOTDs!!

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