Chairs with Flair [a charity event]
Hey Friend 🙂 Hope you have had a wonderful week so far! I know that I am loving the fact that my hubs finally made it home safe and sound after being away at his annual training for the National Guard in Alaska. Tonight we were able to celebrate with some pizza and an evening at home together before the rest of a crazy week commences. 😉
Anyways, I just wanted to give a quick update on something fun going down at The Shop this weekend! The gals have organized a sweet way to raise funds for our local Backpack Weekend Food Program (for details on the program, click here.) Basically it is an organization that works to help provide nutritious meals for children in need to take home on the weekend during the school year. How cool is that?!
A few weeks ago they put together a big ol’ pile of seen-better-days chairs and then invited local friends and creatives to pick a chair to up-cycle. Photos of the finished up-cycled chairs will then be uploaded to an online auction this Friday (August 12) and ALL of the proceeds will then go to the BWFP!
I personally landed on this sweet sewing chair because of the gorgeous wood and the fact that the seat actually pulls up to reveal some secret storage. (How neat is that?!)
The wood was truly in terrific shape so I decided to just leave it the beautiful way it was and simply spruce up the seat cushion. After some snooping around, I found some long-forgotten left-over fabric in my craft closet of wonder and decided to put it to good use! A few cuts, staples and we now have ourselves a new chair, folks!
I really love how the black and white pattern brings out the cherry color in the wood and adds the perfect amount of interest and detail to the piece. She would be the perfect addition to any collage dorm room, school room, home office, or crafting space! I even included a few fun back-to-school items in the secret seat pouch for the lucky buyer. 😉
So if you (or someone you know) think that this chair is perfect for you, be sure to tune in to the Chairs with Flair Facebook page at 1pm this Friday the 12th, to start the bidding! Bids will be open until midnight, at which point the highest bidder will be declared the winner and will be able to come and pick up their new chair at The Shop! 🙂 New chair for you, and funds for the Backpack Weekend Food Program; its a win, win! Don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any questions; I would love to help you find the answer. Thanks for reading today, loves!
P.S. For a quick and easy chair upholstery update tutorial see one of my previous posts here.