How do you like me now? ORC Update!

Linda, prompted by Elisa ... is doing a little espionage work to see if we actually have done anything different to our original ORC rooms.

Here's my Round Up
Go Here to check out all the other Rooms 
Made Beautiful during the ORC!

My First ORC... for a young family ... while the pieces are the same in their family room, it is now filled with their love!

My Second ORC ... turning an unused eating area into a Keeping Room for a young family to gather, wait for mom to finish cooking, and read books. The only change they made?  A new puppy!!

My Third ORC, here's where things start to change.
My Office Illusion ... 

What's different ... this illusion was ripped down and here is my NEW reality and it is NO illusion!  Definitely a contender for the April Link Up!

10' X 7' ... remnants of a Dark Room.
All Mine.

My Fourth ORC I joined in the ORC Link Up Party ... 
Our Powder Room.

What's different ... we Moved.  I am now faced with this.  I cannot even call this a Powder Room.  Another Contender for the April ORC Link Up.

I'd like your Opinion ... 
Which one would you like to see me tackle in April?

Powder Bathroom OR my No Illusion Office?
And, YOU can help me Focus!

Plus ... Pick a room and join the Link Up. Here's HOW.
You need some Motivation?  This is It!

Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room at a Time.

Oh, Don't forget to enter to Win
An Affair with a House 


Firecracker, Firecraker ...

"The boys have the muscles, the coaches have the brains, the girls have the sexy legs and we win the game!"

Yup, Week Four of the Six Week ORC Link up, Grab yourself a room and do it now kind of situation!  Thanks to Linda of Calling It Home ... there are a crazy lot of folks out there truly transforming a space in 6 weeks.

Let me tell you ... I know this is no small feat!  I participated in the first three ORC's ... you can see what I did here:

And now I am Linking Up to the official party. Every Thursday anyone who wants can motivate themselves to get involved.  And then once you are in ... the motivation and sheer pressure by your peers to get a move on ... well, no one can fail at this! 

If you have been checking in you know I am working on My Powder Room.

It is small ... and I am gratefully telling you that I am almost done.  Now, I've done the whole start from scratch, fill every space, etc in past challenges. This time I am counting my blessings my furniture is only a sink and a toilet.  And I liked them both ... so they are staying.  

Most of what I have been doing is what I like to call the Big Fluff ... important in a Powder Room, you know?

So back to my Cheer ... 

By now you know I went from Brown to Shrimp to Black and White.
Well, seriously?  I need color.

This week it is all about Firecracker.  You know when you start painting something and you love it so much you just keep going ... and going.  Like the Energizer Bunny.  

Well, I have a quart of Firecracker ... and maybe not the sexy legs ... but just the same I am feeling like I'm winning my own little Powder Room Game!!

Finishing touches and softness coming in next week.  Now go see what the rest of My Link Up friends are up to!

Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room at a Time.



My Powder Room ... Week 3 ORC Link Up!

Time flies when you're having fun!  Here we are at Week 3 of the One Room Challenge Linking Party.  Things are shaping up!

First things first ... last week I posted this "mood board"

Like many of you ... I feel that the Pagoda mirror rocks.  Yes, it does.
It is NOT mine!  I only wish!
Brandy had this mirror and we chatted.  2 reasons I don't own it.
1.  Too Large for my Powder Room
2.  It was $1200.00 ... Don would kill me.  But the powder room would be pretty!!

So ... if you follow me on IG ... you know what I am working with instead!

Now ... here's what has been happening this week.

MOM!!  I need some toilet paper ... 

Do you hear these words?  I can call it a Powder Room all day long.
It is a WorkHorse.
Christopher's main bathroom, the guest bathroom, the I can handle it all bathroom!
And we are always running out of toilet paper!

Some storage ideas ...

While I was in Home Goods I spied this ... hmm ...

A little glossy white spray paint and I've got the prettiest TP holder on the block!

And yes, you spy my Stroheim black and white wallpaper!

I am in love with the way it looks and cannot wait to show you the rest of the details making this space SHINE!

Don't forget to pop over to Linda's and see all the other One Room Challenge Link Up Participants!

3 weeks Down. 3 to Go!

Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room at a Time.