Here at Organizers Northwest, we are all about community. Giving back to the community, volunteering, giving referrals to those who do great work, and keeping it local. We are therefore proud to announce our participation in this year’s Table and Chair Affair, hosted by the Community Warehouse.
>When I first heard about this fundraiser, I basically freaked out – in a good way. Here is how it works: artists and ‘creatives’ were invited to come down to the warehouse and pick out an item – any item! – to artistically render for a live auction that will take place around March or April of 2014. Each piece will be auctioned off to the highest bidder, and the proceeds will go to needy families struggling to establish a happy home for themselves within the community.
When I first walked in to pick my piece to transform, I was greeted with smiles and a huge welcome. When asked if I was an artist, I replied shyly that, no, I just do artistic projects from time to time. To which the woman swiftly replied: “if you create art, than you are an artist”. Well put.
As an ARTIST (I could get used to saying that) slash Professional Organizer, I gravitated toward a cute-as-a-button sewing table, complete with a pull up surface extender, a generous sized drawer and – wait for it – a hidden cubby!
This feature was originally for the sewing machine, which is now long gone. I immediately thought of a child using it as a secret cubby.
What to pick?
I then picked out a bright orange chair to match. I was told that the chair came from a police station. It was solid, attractive, and fit perfectly with the desk. A match made in heaven.
I am currently attempting to stay calm. I have done a hundred home projects – from sanding and refinishing a dresser to decoupaging a sock drawer. The difference is that, this time, I will be doing it to raise money for an important cause. The pressure is on – but know I am up to the task. How do I know this? Because I am ARTIST! And also because I am organized.
Watch this space for updates on the project! And if anyone has any suggestions or ideas for the project, please “Leave a Reply” below.
For information on how to attend the event, visit the Community Warehouse.