Weekend ORC Warrior!

So this is TUESDAY... NOT the official ORC update day.  But the ORC is wrapping up this week with our final Reveal next Wednesday.  Well ... I need the extra time!!

And it was warm enough to bring out the Spray Paint!

Last week, Alice and I trekked up to Essex to do a little antiquing.  We had a ball ... more to come on Friday about our Day.

But for now ... I found this little bamboo table base.  Without a top.  Exactly what I was looking for.

Sneaking a peek at how well it works ... but it is yucky dark brown.

I am thinking a Glossy Black will be much better. 

First time I have EVER spray painted in the Snow!!  But it was close to 50 outside and the sun was shining.  I was in business!!

Check back tomorrow to see how Fab this looks!

And then, there is this ... 

You are witnessing my downfall.  I cannot pass up a good magazine.  Well ... those days are over.  

Yep, this is a December BH issue ... not even out of the plastic yet!

I found some good storage and Will NOT renew any of my subscriptions until these are all read and pages appropriately torn out because there is something I like.  

This is my Promise.  I Promise.

Next I tackled the back of the Beast.  I told you I wanted to kick it up a notch.  I also told you I am NOT over Chevron.  So here it is.  A paper Runner from the Paper Source.  It just didn't have quite enough definition for me. 

Out comes the Navy Blue Sharpie.  Yep.  I am much happier!

I have not finished scraping the paint off yet.  I did get new razor blades.  But the Chevron is UP!

Please come back tomorrow to see how this weekend brought my Illusion Closer to My Reality!



And ... We're On ... ORC!

First and Foremost ... Thanks to My Blog Peeps!!  Linda, My Crafty Home Life,  for the Fun!  and Jennifer at TPP for this Fab Banner she created for us!!  She rocks!

And all TWENTY Participants!  Over the Next SIX weeks, we twenty will be completing a room project.

My Challenge ... My Office ... You've seen my Inspiration.  And here is My MOOD Board ... Can you feel it?

You know I love my inspiration Office ... LOVE IT!!  However, I know Me, and Me NEEDS color.  So here is my interpretation. And I know some of y'all are OVER chevron.  
Well, I am NOT.  And IT is included!!

My Inspiration/Goals:

Tangerine Tango:  Last Year's Pantone Color of the Year.  MY color for Life!
Natural Elements:  I currently own a large pine table that will be my desk
China Hutch:  Bought one from MY Client ... she was ditching ... I retrieved!  It needs work.
Chair:  I need One.  On the Hunt.
Two Chandeliers:  I currently have two lightbulbs. On the Hunt!
Pagoda Lamp:  I have wanted since this.  I now OWN it and it needs a Home.
Walls:  No, I don't have any walls.  I am working on that!!
Organization:  This is the Year.  I Swear!

Do you want to see what I am starting with?
 Get Ready, This is not pretty ... and No, this was NOT Staged.  
This is My Real Life.
Which is exactly why I have been relegated to the unfinished Basement!

Now you know why I Needed this Challenge and Need HELP!!

Click on the links below to see what my Cute Challengers are Up To.  
Promise you won't be disappointed!!


Saturday SAMPLER ...

2013 makes me want to start something new ... and a nod to the past ... Samplers.  Where school girls embroidered the alphabet and characters to perfect them.  I want to share ONE Image.  A SAMPLE of what is going on in Design.  And YOU decide if you Can/Dare/Will take it further!

All week I have heard how we are OVER chevron and an uncertainty of the Pantone color of 2013!  

But Seriously ... doesn't this make you smile!!

Happy Saturday ... what are YOU Sampling This Weekend?