Monday, March 18, 2013

Weekend ORC Warrior ... Part Two!

Don was out of town this weekend.  It's a good thing, had he been here, he might have received a "paint makeover!"

I painted everything I could get my hands on.  It was a weird thing ... a weekend theme of sorts!

So ... the ORC Reveal is Wednesday.  I am ALMOST ready.  I have painted, styled, re-styled, vacumed, scraped paint, and painted again.

The Chandelier.

Sweet Nancy sent me a tutorial ... I liked this one.

I had all this orange twine, and I thought about wrapping the chandelier arms in it.

For about TWO minutes.  Then I moved back to my Paint Friend.  Trip 3 to Home Depot.

 It was 30 degrees on Sunday. NOT spray paint weather.  But I dared it to stop me.  I put the chandelier on my paint towel in the driveway.  I tricked the paint.  I kept it inside where it was warm between spray coats.  It Tried to Bubble on me.  But I dug deep and kept going.  Here's what it looks like this morning.  Still work to be done.  Electrician coming at 3 pm.  Oh Yeah.


I was quite pleased with my little 60's glasses housing my paperclips.

You know I have been trying to "kick things up a notch".  I stumbled on This:

Well, HELLO Color and Kick!

I am not one for giving DIY tips.  But I have a good one.  When you go to "rim" your glasses with paint, ROLL the edges.  Do Not PLOP DOWN in the paint and try to pull the glass up.  It must be a physics thing.  I didn't take that class.  A suction was created.


Paint splattered everywhere.

Roll ... live and learn.  Just Sayin'!

I needed something to ground the space.  I tend to use black for this.  But this is a happy place filled with orange.  The last thing I wanted was for it to turn into a bad halloween look!

Bring on The NAVY!

Found this at my favorite little antique store right here in Sherborn!  Heaven on Earth Antiques.

Dog approved.  Sorry it is blurry.  I had helpers.

Thanks for stopping in ... I cannot WAIT till Wednesday.  A few more details and I will finally have my own office.  My Illusion is truly becoming a Reality for me and I couldn't be happier.  




  1. So happy things are working so well and that you are taming the beast! It's going to be so great in there. I love love orange and glad you are having fun with it! Great job Kim.
    xo Nancy

  2. I am crazy about orange and navy. The garden seat is the perfect grounding touch.

  3. So much goodness Kim. Love rimming the glasses with color. I will be doing that one. I don't think I have the patience to wrap a chandelier with twine, but I love the idea.

  4. How fun are these images - love the glasses!!

  5. So love that an ILLUSION can be REAL!
    The garden stool is fab!
    and.....I adore the chandelier....

  6. I can't wait to see your office space, Kim!! I know it will be gorgeous. I love navy with orange!

  7. LOVE your garden stool, and that you beat mother nature with your paint trick! :) I didn't know you had a Golden! Anxiously awaiting your reveal!

  8. Loving those glasses! and I thought you had lost your mind with the twine idea! would have been oh so cool! Love the color paint you went with!!! We all know how good navy goes with orange. We have been wearing it for years! Love you girlie girl....still no lake action! Baseball in the way!

  9. I love paint too . . . you're smart to trick the paint. Show it who's boss! Love it and your dog reminds me of mine. Too cute!

  10. So excited! Can't wait for the reveal! That chandy is going to be awesome!

  11. You were busy this week...don't you love those creative juices...that's when I get everything done.


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