Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Open House Party


Welcome to the Open House party! 

I had a wonderful home for you to tour today.  Notice I 
said "had".   For two days I worked on the party and
then and I ran into a glitch.  Some of the pictures would
not upload.   Rather than give you just a glimpse at this
fabulous home I have decided to wait and try to correct the
problem.  Hopefully we will be touring the home at next
weeks party. 

I couldn't have the party without pictures so I will show you 
Part Two of my last post  What A Mess . 

Some of you guessed we had sold our home and we were packing for 
the move.   Boy,  I wish this was true!  Unfortunately, no contract yet. 


Those that guessed we were painting were correct.  Steve and I 
decided to have the family room painted a neutral color that matched
the color in the foyer.  Though we liked the coziness of the khaki green,
we wanted to neutralize the room for selling the house.

>Before< 

 You will see there are less accessories and artwork.
The dark rug was removed and a sisal rug added in its place.      

>After<

We put the window treatments left by the previous owner back up.   





The room now looks much larger and brighter.  Keep your fingers 
crossed for us that this helps with the sale. 
xo, Sherry



61 comments:

La Brocanteuse said...

I like what you did with the wall color and your vignettes look lovely.
Holding thumbs that whatever you wish for your home, will be that.
Sherry you mentioned a mail to me, but I did not receive any? just saying...
have a lovely day
Colette xx

Anne said...

Thanks for hosting a party!
Best wishes on the sale of your home. The paint color looks GREAT!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

It looks lovely, Sherry! I do like the color change! Your home will not be on the market for long! (And as several others said in your previous post, I have to admit I was shopping your house! lol) Thanks for hosting!...hugs...Debbie

Gail said...

I love the new wall color Sherry. Best wishes on the sale of your home. and thanks for hosting....Gail

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Wonderful Sherry! Good luck with the sale of your hose, it won't last long in the market, I bet! Thank you for hosting and having me. Blessings.
FABBY

Miss Kitty said...

Thanks for hosting your party...I always look forward to it each week. YOUR home is wonderful. I'm glad you posted more pictures of it for us.

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Your newly painted room looks wonderful, Sherry. Fingers crossed that you have a buyer soon.

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Sherry, I love the color. You're so smart to go neutral. Your room was gorgeous before and still is. Thanks for hosting another great link Party!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

You have such a beautiful home Sherry. I'm sure someone will fall in love. Best wishes. Thanks for hosting.

Vanessa said...

Hi, Sherry

I love the family room. The color make the room look brighter. Lovely What color did you use? I would love to use this color in my living room? Thanks.

Vanessa

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Sherry, I love the green, but agree that the neutral color does work better for a house sale, just linked up for the party! xo

Little Bit said...

Thank you for hosting! Little Bit from DecorateWithaLittleBit.com

Cindy said...

Sherry, your room looks great! I'm a Home Stager and you are so smart to use fewer accessories and lighten the wall color. Unfortunately a lot of homes I go into look like your FIRST picture with the stuff all over! (not the before picture...). Your home will sell quickly I'm sure! Best wishes...XO Cindy

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Good wishes on selling your house! Thanks for hosting Sherry!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the new paint color. It is gorgeous. I still would like to shop in your cast offs. lol Your home is gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Looks great Sherry!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sherry, the room looks great. I had trouble with pictures not loading right the other day. I think it is a blogger issue again.

Eclectically Vintage said...

What a nice change - perfect for showing the home! Fingers crossed for you - did you plant a Saint Joseph statue in your yard?
Kelly

At The Picket Fence said...

Hi Sherry! Your new wall color is just beautiful and it definitely seems lighter and brighter. It is a gorgeous room! :-) Thanks so much for hosting us!
Vanessa

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Sherry the new paint color looks great in your family room, keeping my fingers crossed that a sale comes soon! Thanks for hosting.

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

I love the change in paint color, Sherry. Good idea! We had our house on the market for a year and a half and took it off for a breather. We want to move closer to the grandies, but fortunately, they do live in the same town. Good luck with the sale and thanks for hosting. Linda

Kathleen said...

I hope your home sells quickly. Bury a statue of St. Joseph in the garden! Google it. :)
Thanks for hosting Sherry!

Lynn said...

Wishing you the best in selling your home, Sherry. Lots of work, isn't it? I've sold two houses in the last 4 years. I don't intend to ever move again! Thanks for hosting and good luck :)
Lynn at Cottage and Creek
www.cottageandcreek.com

Deserae said...

Love the new lighter color in your family room!!! Keeping my fingers crossed that your house sells soon!!! Thanks for hosting such a wonderful party :o)
~Des

Sherry said...

Sending good thoughts and vibes in the hopes that you receive a positive contract on your home soon. Thanks for hosting the party too!
Sherry

Blondie's Journal said...

My living room is painted the same shade of green you had and I am ready to change it up. I loved the old look of yours, and the new look is refreshing.

Wishing you all the best in selling your beautiful home, Sherry!

XO,
Jane

Sarah said...

Sherry, you have a beautiful home. Lucky folks who move in to your home. Good luck with all this. ~ Sarah

Kristel said...

Your room looks lovely, the colors make the gorgeous floor stand out, and boy, look that ceiling! Stunning! I don't know why you are selling your gorgeous home, but good luck, I know how tough this market is these days.

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Thank you so much for hosting, Sherry. I love hanging out here:) Fingers crossed on the sale!

xoxo
Kathleen

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love what you did to refresh your home...Good luck!..St. Francis always worked well for me!

Terry said...

I actually really, really like the change and maybe it will work for you and you will sell! Fingers crossed!

reFresh reStyle said...

Your house is beautiful and I love the new paint! Good luck with the sale!
Debbie

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Thanks so much for hosting, love your party!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

You have so many amazing details in your home, I can't imagine it would take long to sell. Thanks for hosting!

Jan Conwell said...

Fingers crossed for a quick sale, no paperwork snafu's, and a wonderful adventure finding your new place!

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

Great upgrade for selling. And I am In LOVE with those ceilings. :)
Thanks for hosting!
Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

Rebekah Greiman said...

Morning! It's another great day, another great linking party….I linked up my DIY Organic Dishwasher Detergent. It's really easy to make and smells fantastic!
Thanks for hosting the party once again. Have a great day!
Rebekah-www.potholesandpantyhose.com

Cynthia said...

Love what you did I love the paint color.

Poppy said...

Love your new neutrals,Sherry! The wall color and the new vignettes looking so beautiful! Best wishes for a quick sale soon:)Thanks for hosting!Hugs~Poppy

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

The new paint color looks wonderful, Sherry. I imagine that your home will be snapped up quickly by some very fortunate home buyers. Blessings in the process. :)

Savvy Seasons said...

Hi Sherry,
I love your beautiful home and the new paint color is wonderful. You really have a knack for accessorizing. I have spotted a lot of things I would love in my home, you have wonderful taste. Best of luck on selling your home. I would think it would go fast, it's gorgeous! xo ~Liz

SavannahGranny said...

I love the new room color. I was thinking the room looks larger before I got to your assessment. Great transformation. Good luck with the sale.
Thanks for hosting, Ginger

lulumusing said...

A few changes, a fresh new look! That should definitely be a help selling the house. Have you a new one in the wings?

Tam said...

Sherry... thank you so much for hosting! You are such a lovely host and I always enjoy your blog. Blessings to you on the sale of your beautiful home!

Anne said...

Love that color.We had to repaint our home too when we had it on the market.I hope you sell soon.Thank you for hosting.

Calypso In The Country said...

Sherry, It looks great! Hopefully you will get a quick sale! I like the idea of the baskets piled up. I may try that behind one of my chairs...Thanks for hosting!
-Shelley

lvroftiques said...

Sherry your house is looking very sale ready! I do love the new wall color. I hope it will sell very quickly for you. I also hope the puter issues (Or whatever they are?) work themselves out so we can see that tour *winks* Thanks again for hosting this lovely party! Vanna

Daffodil Hill said...

Love the new look. Very nice! Thanks so much for hosting.

Gina said...

It looks beautiful, Sherry! I really hope it sells soon.

Leslie said...

It's beautiful, Sherry!
That's a great staging color, by the way!
You have the best accessories, too!
In God's time, with the house. For you and the new buyer.
HUGS and blessings to you!
Thank you for the party, love!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I guess you did the right thing, it is hard for us to believe, but people can not visualize a paint change. I often watch those house hunters shows and people will not look past paint and wallpaper. I bet this does the trick!

Carol

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Your room was very pretty before, but the new fresh coat of paint is gorgeous! Love the transformation! Hope it helps the sale! :)

Thanks for hosting the party!

Sunny said...

Hi Sherry! LOVE, Love what you did with color! Gosh, my eyes really widened, great kudos to you both. I adore the yellow vase. You havegreat style! xo Sunny D

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Pamela said...

It looks great Sherry. I know it was a lot of work but hopefully it will help your home sell faster though I loved the previous color. Hope your week is going well!

Mimi said...

Love all that wicker. Gave me a few good ideas for our flower shop.

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AndeM1 said...

well, I certainly thought the room was pretty before. It does look quite beautiful now too......just a different look.....I do love it though. Very pretty...i can't imagine that someone won't fall in love and want to buy your home...

SHERRY HART said...

Boy.....it's a lot of work selling a house isn't it! Hope this helps.

Karena said...

Sherry your living room looks wonderful and your stamp is still written all over it! very special!

I am working on a couple of projects I hope to post and link soon!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

Low Tide High Style said...

I love the new color and I have my fingers and toes crossed that it will sell!

Kat :)