Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Open House Party


Thank you so much for joining this weeks Open House party!  
The link to join in the party is at the bottom of the post.  Don't go there yet though...I have a fabulous home for you to tour today.

You may remember this post where I transformed a burlap covered demijohn and then the post where Miss Kopy Kat made her own burlap covered demijohn.  I was blown away by Gayle's creativity and I  become a big fan of  Miss Kopy Kat.  

My antique demijohn is on the left and Gayle's copy is on the right.  Pretty wonderful, huh?


Well,  Gayle keeps amazing me with her talent and creativity.  Her latest project is my favorite so far and I just had to share this with all of you.  Take a look at her wonderful "coral' collection.




Gayle created each of these amazing "coral " pieces from things she found at Michaels and the hardware store. You will have to check out her blog to see how she made these.

Gayle and her husband bought a twenty year old house six years ago and began the work to update it and make it their home.  The kitchen cabinets were painted, new appliances installed,  floors tiled and the tile back splash was painted. 


Six years later and the painted tiles still look wonderful!







Gayle made the curtains in the master bedroom and she made the top mirror from wood skewers painted gold. 


Ann Sloan chalk paint was used on the bedroom dresser.

They mortar washed the bricks to tone down the color, replaced the front door, extended the sidewalk and porch and added new landscaping. 




I hope you enjoyed the tour today!   Please visit Miss Kopy Kat to see more of the before and after pictures and her wonderful projects.  If you are not already a follower I know Gayle would love to have you as a regular visitor.

Thanks Gail for opening up your beautiful home for the Open House party.









xo,
Sherry


36 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love Gail's living room. What an inviting, cozy and warm room! Thanks for hosting Sherry!

Maggie @ Midwestern {Sewing} Girl said...

Thanks so much for hosting, Sherry! Beautiful featured home...I only wish my home were half as lovely...;)

Karena said...

Sherry so much creativity never ceases to amaze me!!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

Come and enter my $150 Giveaway from Dr Perricone!

lvroftiques said...

Gayle's house is beautiful and she IS a dynamo!! I love her projects!!
Thanks again for hosting Sherry!
Vanna

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Wasn't sure I was going to make it but I'm here! Thanks very much for hosting...

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Thanks for hosting Sherry. Yes, I saw Miss Kopy Kat's version of your demijohn, and I'm very familiar with her blog. Nice feature.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

wow she claimed this house for herself with all her changes! I love the kitchen, wondering what she used for the tile backsplash paint. Please share!! The living room is very inviting too!

Emily said...

Sherry, Gayle's home is amazing, and I loved taking the tour. Her display of coral the she make is amazing. She has a great tutorial too.
Thanks Sherry for hosting your Open House.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Honey at 2805 said...

Thanks for showcasing Gayle. I thought that coral she made was brilliant! She is full of creative ideas!

Thanks so much for hosting!

Lindy said...

Oh how I love that bedroom!!! Thanks for sharing and thanks for hosting!!!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sherry,
Gayle is one talented lady...thanks so much for sharing her home.

Blessings,
Linda

Poppy said...

Wow Gayle is so creative and I love her home...you always have the most amazing house features,Sherry. I love touring them for inspiration!Thanks for your loving comments and for being a gracious hostess. Enjoy your evening!~Poppy

http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

Shelia said...

Hi Sherry! Oh, what a beautiful home from such a talented one! I'm partying with you tonight and thank you for being the most gracious hostess.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Sherry, I love her blog also, she has such a beautiful home and she is so creatie. It's wonderful to see her featured here. Thanks for hosting such a fun party. Hugs, Marty

At The Picket Fence said...

Oh my goodness Sherry! You find the most amazing homes to share with us! That coral collection is fabulous...so much talent! Thank you for hosting the lovely party.

Heather

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Hi Sherry! I saw this amazing coral post. SO clever! This is another lovely home too! Thanks for the Open House Party!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Sherry! I love Gayle's home...so lovely! She is one talented lady! Thanks for sharing! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Coley said...

Thanks for hosting! I am partying :)

www.whatyoumakeit-coley.blogspot.com

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sherry, I love her home. So warm and inviting and I want her lamps!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

my goodness, she's AMAZING!

Pamela said...

What a beautiful home! Heading over to say hi now!:)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

What a beautiful home Sherry!! Thanks for sharing it with us and thank you for hosting! :)

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Thank you for hosting such a fun party!

The Tablescaper said...

Such wonderfully creative inspiration.

- The Tablescaper

Jann Olson said...

Very lovely home, I'm going over to visit Gayle now.

bj said...

She is sooo talented. Love her decorating style.
Thanks so much for hosting this fun meme.

Nancy said...

I can't wait to go over to her blog and see how she made the coral collection. That is such a beautiful vingette! Thanks for sharing her lovely home with us, and for hosting.

Nancy

p/s saw your collections feature! Congrats! So cool. I love your blue and white...I have been liking it more and more lately!

Kathleen said...

Beautiful! The coral is amazing!
Thanks for hosting!

Sherry said...

Sherry,
This house is so beautiful! i will have to pin that coral collection and go see how she did that! Thanks for having us!
Sherry

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sherry...

Oooh...I love Gayle's home...it is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! What a talented designer and crafter she is! Well, I certainly have taken the "bait"...I will be heading over to Gayle's to see how she created all that beautiful coral! That really is unbelievable! I love that entire table top vignette with the shells and coral! I also love how Gayle decorated the mantel...using the large glass containers with the greenery! Beautiful! Love, love, LOVE all the rooms that you showcased from Gayle's home today, Sherry! Thank you so much for hosting this sweet party for us...and a warm thank you to Gayle, as well...for sharing her fabulous home and creations with us!!!

Warmest summery wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

stefanie said...

what a great party, so many inspiring things, I thought I would join, thanks so much,,,off for more inspiration!

Betsy said...

Gayle's home is gorgeous. I was amazed at her homemade coral, I've never seen anything like that before. Great features!!

Richard said...

Just to share with you folks, i have a new post today on Amish Stories from the Terre Hill days even that was just held in Lancaster Pennsylvania. It was a very hot day but i was able to get i think a few good images from this event. The town is populated with a mix of Amish and old order Mennonites which only adds to its charm. They even have what has become famous in Terre Hill their "outhouse race". The town sits on a hill so it overlooks Lancaster farmland in almost all directions. This is one of my favorite towns to visit because its free from commercialism, so if you are looking for a really all American kind of town with the added bonus of seeing its Amish and Mennonite residents at work and play, then this town is for you. Thanks folks. Richard from Amish Stories.

Curtains In My Tree said...

Well your friend Gayle made it look PRETTY !!! LOL

janice

Bunny Jean said...

Thanks Sherry for hosting this party. Gayle's house is just lovely and I'm going right over to see just how she made that coral!

xoxo Bunny Jean

Dear Lillie said...

She is so talented! Thanks so much for sharing this.