Shannon Berrey

Holy Rug!!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Now how fun would these felt rugs be????? I am imagining a huge monogram made within
the 'polka-dot' rug.....or how about a game of 'Connect Four' ?!

I wish I knew more about them, but, the website is in another language. A language that I
am embarrassed to admit I don't even recognize!! Hebrew, maybe??? Someone
educate me.

Do you like my rack?

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

I have a client who has a game room with a pool table. Pool tables have sticks...
Sticks need somewhere to hang out. I really did not want to devote a huge chunk
 of the wall to something like this:

{If you are the *proud* owner of one of these monster racks, my apologies...}

And although these are emmmm tempting, I certainly didn't want to devote this much floor space either.

yea, just not the rustic rack I had in mind....  


So handy hubby cut me a stump about 25" tall and we got to work.
I sanded the top with an electric sander. 

We found the middle of the stump and using a 1 1/4" wood boring bit with an extension, he
drilled straight down about 8".

I marked 5 other points spacing them evenly. 

Then those 5 holes were drilled.

The top got a little clear wax and the sticks now have a new home.

Simple, rustic, and affordable ;)

{pics 1, 2, 3, 4, 5}


Have you noticed a few changes on the blog? We are tweaking and adding so bear
with me please while the kinks get worked out! I will explain the 'new stuff' in a day or so.   

The not-so pretty pricey poufs...

Monday, May 23, 2011

We have seen them everywhere....

Serena and Lily $148

 CB2 $89.95

 Calypso $425

These price tags are hefty.
But look what I found this weekend....

$29.99!!!!! TJ Maxx


Hula for Hope

Friday, May 20, 2011

An extremely late post for an extremely busy day!!

A friend of mine, Darlene, who was diagnosed with breast cancer a year ago has decided to
 raise money for those uninsured or underinsured in our county who can't afford a mammogram .
She is doing such an important, necessary, heartfelt task. She is calling it Hula for Hope. 

This is her cute logo! 
 I was honored to be asked to be a part of it. She asked me to paint some hula girls to use as
 a photo op. People pay a dollar to have their picture taken with their heads in the prop. 

So, I got to work.

I started with a 4x8 super thin piece of plywood. I had my Lowes guy cut it down to 4' x 6 1/2'
{so it would fit in my van}. It got primed and painted and is ready for its luau!

My hubby cut out the girls faces and then braced the back and added the supports.

It made its debut today at 'Mustang Roundup' . Our high schools fun day full of inflatables,
water balloons, face painting, olympics, food, obstacle courses, jousting, dunking booth, and
yearbook signing.  

It got good reviews! And raised money for the cause! Along with the pictures, they could also
purchase bracelets, t-shirts, raffle tickets and tickets to compete in the hula hoop contest.

 Here are some of the contestants getting their instructions.

Taylor and Maris held on for 15 minutes! Because there were so many left towards the end, they
 had them spin around, jump, double spin, hands in the air.....all while keeping the hula hoop spininng!
These kids {and a few teachers!} were goooood!!   

The hula girls will now move on to their next party--raising $ for our community's health. Until there is 
a cure, there is early diagnosis. It's a simple idea, but thanks to Darlene and her Hula for Hope, local
lives will be saved. 

Shannon Berrey Bio
I'm an artist, interior designer, wife and mom. Join me here as I share projects, ramblings, and inspirations.
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