Sunday, May 8, 2011

New Sign For The Guest Room

Thank you so much for all your kind words about me being unable to get back to everyone that participated in my Open House party.  Right now we have so much going on that I am afraid the commenting has taken a back burner to life.  We are trying to sell two homes, closing my antique booth,  opening a new Etsy shop, helping our son with his move, dealing with major repairs and contractors at the beach house and flying to Orlando regularly to visit my dad.

I have received emails from some of you asking is everything okay and why are we moving to Florida so soon after our move to Virginia.  I even had someone ask if we were having financial problems! 

 Our move here was always meant to be a temporary one. We knew eventually we would retire somewhere in Florida.  I must admit I thought we would be here longer than two and a half years though.  My husband retired a few years ago and became bored very quickly. Our oldest son owns a company where he buys and renovates apartment complexes and Steve went to work with him here in Richmond.  Thus the move from Florida.

Circumstances change!  Our son has moved his family to Orlando to be closer to his grandfather and so our granddaughter will have a better education.  Both grandchildren were in a private school here and our granddaughter was in advanced classes.  She has been tested numerous times and always test just below genius.  Sadie is in second grade but is doing sixth grade work and at her school she was bored and not being challenged.   It was decided to make the move to Orlando and to enroll Sadie in a school that has a wonderful gifted program.

In addition,  my dad is 85 years old and lives by himself.  He has always been healthy as a horse but now his health is deteriorating and I would love to be close to him.

When you first started reading this  I bet you didn't think you would get my life story!  Sorry about this lengthy post.

In all this chaos I did manage to finish a small project.  I saw this sign in a shop and thought it was cute but the $78.00 price tag was not so cute.  I found the wood plaque at a garage sale for fifty cents and sanded off the "welcome friends"  that someone had painted.  Using the same technique as the Antiquities sign I made my own version.  The sign now hangs in our guestroom.




I added the applique on the bottom, painted and distressed the board.  The "t" is a little wonky but I won't be re-doing it anytime soon.

Don't forget to enter to win a a beautiful vintage style table runner HERE.  

Thanks for visiting and for all your support.  It really means the world to me.

xo,
Sherry

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45 comments:

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

Love your signs. I wish making them was one of my talents, but sadly, it is not. With all you've got on your plate right now, it's amazing you're even able to post regularly on your blog. Hope the two houses sell quickly.
Best,
Susan

Comeca Jones said...

I think the sign is cute and the bedding well I love it!

Pamela said...

Wow you are moving but it sounds like the right decision!
Your granddaughter is very smart!!! My son is having the gifted testing done this year.

I'm sure your next home will be just as beautiful.
Happy Mother's Day Sherry!!

Pamela xo

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sherry, you make me tired just thinking of what you have going on. Love the sign. I have seen one like that somewhere, but not sure where either. The t looks fine to me. I don't know how you are doing all this and the linky party. I don't have time to comment on all those either. Just not enough hours in the day and surely everyone knows that. Hope your week goes well!

Gina said...

That sign is awesome...I think you did an excellent job. Happy Mother's Day to you!

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

That is the cutest little saying and sign Sherry. I need one here, and you did a great job! I also love the black toile/check combination you have in this room. You have wonderful taste. I guess I have missed a post somewhere, I didn't realize you were moving. I hope it all works out for you and your family. So sorry about your dad, I know that can't be easy for you. We all know that life/family comes first, blogland will always be here.

Old Lucketts Store said...

Love the sign (and that headboard)!

Old Lucketts Store said...

I love the sign (and that headboard)!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great bed, Sherry! I love the sign and the black and white you did it in. You definitely have a lot on your plate. I'm only trying to sell one house {and I'm only looking to move a few towns over} and sometimes it's very stressful trying to keep everything maintained and looking good, plus working 9-5. With hubby in retail, I'm doing a lot of it on my own. Sometimes real life must take priority over bloggy life!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love the sign Sherry and your guest room was always a favorite of mine!! This will be a great move for you especially having your family their! Martina

NanaDiana said...

Sherry- I fully understand the move! We have been known to move in short order several times over the years. I have always landed right where I was supposed to be....I think you will find the same thing. Good luck with all your changes! xxoo Diana

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love the bedding too! Of course I love black and white together and great job on the sign, I never think to sand off wooding on wood, I'll have to remember that when I find something.
Your so busy, I hope the houses sell fast and everything goes smoothly for you!

Rondell

The Pennington Point said...

$78?!?! Yowsa! Your sign is great....wonky T and all! I like reading your life story. There is always so much going on in a blogger's life that we don't know about. Now we have a tiny big more insight into you. Fun! Lisa~

Theresa said...

Love the sign Sherry, it's hilarious! That bed is sooooo pretty, I love me some white, but I have a soft spot for black too, it just makes a statement doesn't it. xoxoxoxo

Bloggymom said...

Love the sign!!

janet said...

Your sign is awesome..Love it..Good Luck on your move..You will be near family and isn't that what it's all about..
Janet

My Cozy Casita said...

Hi Sherry,

You and me has the same problem my mom who is 86. She's not doing well, she needs me. I moved to California last year, my husband was relocated to Irvine and now I have to move back to Miami, with my daughter since she lost a year here in college. So I have to reason to go back to my house and leave my husband behind here.
I'm leaving May 27. It's 4 days of driving since I have two dogs, I dont want them in the air plane. I wish you the best luck to you too.
Blessing
Happy Mother's Day....
Isora

middle child said...

Our daughter-in-law teaches in Orlando and our two grandkids go to school there. AWESOME schools!

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

So much going on! I can relate on so many levels....my Dad lived in Florida and I know how hard it is to take care of them when they get older and you live so far away....also, your granddaughter sounds like our son. Believe me, we know what it's like to try and make sure the kids are getting the best education that they can! Good luck with all the changes. And the sign is very cute! Happy Mother's Day!

xoxo
Kathleen

Pamela said...

Sherry I love your new lil sign!! I meed one for our guest room door!!

Sares said...

My goodness, you are one busy lady! I hope you somehow manage to get everything accomplished without losing your marbles, I don't think I could! Happy Mother's Day and have a great week!

Sarah said...

Sherry, what a cute sign for a guest room. Thanks for sharing.
I don't know how you keep up with all that is on your plate at the moment. Take care of yourself. ~ Sarah

Yvonne@StyleBurb said...

Wow, you have a lot to contend with, Sherry. I love your sign- I'd like to put one on the wall in my kids' bathroom to remind them to make their bed in the morning!

Low Tide High Style said...

Sherry, I know how much stress and strain you have been under trying to juggle so many things over this past year. I love your sign and I hope that someone buys both of your beautiful homes so that you can get down to Florida and get on with life!

Kat :)

Southern Shop Girls said...

Sherry, love the sign - so cute and clever. The headboard is amazing! I'm a sucker for anything toile, so this room is for me! You have a great re-do with the board for the sign. I don't think the "t" looks wonky at all!

Paula

JaneB said...

Oh gosh i love it all, love the creativity of your sign in the guest room, checked out Bella's shop, love all, but mostly the burlap pillows and runners. Tres chic.
Jane B

Stephanie said...

Love the sign Sherry! Great job! Seems like I'm seeing signs everywhere these days - Marcy of Antique Chase re-did one, Kim of Savvy Southern Style got one, I found a great one this weekend - signs are in!

At The Picket Fence said...

Hi Sherry! I love your sweet sign you made and always love getting to see that beautiful guest bedroom. Your life is definitely in upheavel and we as your friends can fully understand how hard that can make it to do all of the usual commenting, etc. :-) I have to tell you that I literally sat and poured over each picture of your son's (former) home! I had seen it before but it is truly gorgeous and so up my alley style wise. It sounds like the entire family is in a season of change! Thanks for keeping us updated and we pray all goes smoothly!
Vanessa

High Street Cottage said...

Sherry, I think this sign is just the perfect touch for your guest room. I love the work you did on it, and good for you for making your own.
The black and white colors look so elegant, and that bed..........oh the bed! Beautiful, xxx tami

Miss Char said...

Sherry, I love that sign and may give it a whirl too for my guest room. Your rooms are always sol well put together and inviting, I can't wait to see what the new home in Florida will bring.

Although your life is a little left of center right now its wonderful that you have a family that cares so deeply for one another that you are all willing to uproot and move to stay close and offer helping hands when needed.

Shell said...

Love the sign but I love your bedding even more. Did you make it yourself or do you mind sharing where you found it? Thanks

Sam @ The Junk House said...

Ha! Love that sign!

Anonymous said...

Great job on the sign. I have a odd question, where did you find the piece with butter written on in on your banner. Love your blog

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

I love that sign! so cute. You have SO much going on. I know how hard it is to respond to comments. I used to respond to nearly every one; now it's getting way too difficult to do, and our blog isn't even that big.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Sherry, So sorry it's been a while since I have been by. Things are crazy around here ... major chaos. Been thinking about you and your Dad's appointment. Hope we can get together this week. xo

Poppy said...

Good morning Sherry.I love what you did with the plaque, it looks perfect in your guest room and I love the room too... that black toile against the butter cream wall with splash of red looks gorgeous.You have wonderful taste and eye for color!Thanks for stopping by and for being so sweet. With so much going on in your life right now, you still took the time!I understand about being close to your dad and your family... I'm sure you will feel much better once you are closer to him and your grandchildren will get better academic opportunities.Family always comes first and Blogland will always be there.Thanks for keeping us updated.Hope you sell your houses quickly and I'm sure the next one will be as gorgeous as this one.Wish you and your family all the best.~Poppy

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Carmie of the Single Nester said...

Love that sign! I will have to make one in both English and Italian.

classic • casual • home said...

The plaque gave me a giant smile. We used to live in Orlando...it is great. In fact, our son is going to start at the University of Florida soon so we will be there often (we live in California now). It is great you will be near your father. Family is so important. Bon courage.

Laurie Blaswich said...

Hi Sherry,
Best 50cents you ever spent, lovely sign and you got to have some creative fun!

Best,
Laurie

Our Seven Dwarfs said...

Oh I love this sign. It would fit in our house perfectly. We always have a ton of guests and we call ourselves a bed and breakfast! Love the added touch to it!

Jill of oursevendwarfs.com

Cindy said...

Such a pretty room and the sign adds the perfect touch!

Erin said...

Wherever you go, I will follow you. I love seeing what you do and it's nice to know that you are human and have a life outside of blogging...sometimes we forget that super awesomely talented people such as yourself do have other things to contend with other than amazing the rest of us, lol. I am sending you a great big huge hug, and wished I lived, well, wherever you are right now, so I could give a massage(yes I am a massage therapist, not a creep, lol!) for those aching muscles. Love to you and your family:)

Kim said...

Looks awesome Sherry! Great job!
xoxo,
Kim

Lindy said...

Sherry,
I LOVE this sign. It's so cute and funny. I have to bookmark it!

Anonymous said...

Hi sherry , love the sign. could you please tell us how you made it a tutorial maybe .thanks so much...............Mirta