Monday, August 29, 2011

Wild Things Chair

One of my favorite things to do is to donate my work to fundraisers and this normally entails painting something that either a non-profit has given me or something that I found and repurposed.

Well, one of my favorite items was a chair I painted for a non-profit called "The 25 Club".  The club consists of 25 wonderful women who raise money for neo-natal research and care in Pittsburgh.  This particular fundraiser was called, "Please Take A Seat" and each designer was given a chair to paint, recover or do whatever they wanted to do with it.  I chose to paint the chair I was given.  I first spray painted the base after giving it a really good sanding and then used acrylic paints to complete the design.  A top coat of polyurethane and it was complete.

I was unable to attend the event but was thrilled to be able to paint this special chair to help raise money for a "Chair" at Magee Women's Hospital.  Little did my good friend Peggy know that the chair she "won" in the Silent Auction was the one I painted.  I love the animal print details and the touch of green and the pink pansy just add a special touch.

Here it sits in Peggy's kitchen...Voila!




Let me know what you think...

36 comments:

  1. I woudl love to have that chair in my kitchen

    so brite and interesting, groovy, chic, FUN

    janice

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  2. How special of you to also donate your "works of art" to such "worthwhile causes" & how lucky was your friend, Peggy, to have "won" this truly unique & awesome chair...Love, love, love it!

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  3. Hi,
    I'm visiting from Debbiedoo's and so glad to find your blog. I'm a new follower and anxious to see more of your creations. This chair is totally adorable! I know it was very much appreciated.

    I've been a long time volunteer with Chemo Angels and so happy to see that you are a true survivor! Congratulations ~ :-)

    Hope you have a wonderful week! Stop by and say hi when you can ~

    Pat

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  4. I loved your story,and I think the chair is awesome!! My grandaughter will love it when she sees it.Thanks for sharing.
    http://trescherechattel.blogspot.com/

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  5. my daughter and her friends would love this so very cool great job

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  6. Very cute - I am "pinning" this

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  7. That chair is awesome! Especially since the money from it went to a great cause. Thanks for sharing

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  8. Oh what a fabulous chair! Such a great cause to craft for too!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  9. I just went to an animal print themed wedding and I'll bet the bride would have loved this!

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  10. I (Heather) still haven't gotten married yet! I must have this! :0)
    We would love to have you come link up to our Crafty Lassie Tuesday Link Party. http://sewstylishboutique.blogspot.com/
    We are also having a giveaway! Hope to see you there.
    Thanks!
    Rose & Heather

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  11. I love it!!!!!

    would love it if you could share this post on my new link party, Serenity Saturday, over at www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

    xxx

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  12. That chair is gorgeous! Good job! I'm a new follower from Homework's blog hop.
    Have a good one! http://www.meldreamsoften.com

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  13. Now that is one fun funky chair. I love it! Thanks for sharing with the newbie party. Enjoy!

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  14. that is so fun! i think chair auctions for charity are an awesome idea! we had one in the town i used to live in- it was a great way for people to get creative, for businesses to show off, and of course raising money for a good cause!

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  15. Sensational! Love animal prints and they look awesome on your chair. What a fabulous fundraiser too!

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  16. I love the designs on the chair and good for you for giving to charity! :)

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  17. This is just entirely too cute! You are a clever gal and so good to give it to charity!

    I would be delighted if you would link up to Potpourri Friday which started today!

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  18. The chair is sweet and the effort and heart you put into doing this fundraiser really makes me smile. Thank you!

    Visiting from Miss Mustard Seed's Linky Party tonight,
    ~Suzanne in NW Illinois

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  19. I love love love to find fellow painters here in blogland! I am so in love with your chair and your story. I am your newest follower, can't wait to see what's next...

    please stop by and say HI sometime, tiarasandbowties.blogspot.com

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  20. This wonderful post totally contributed to the blog party's success! Thanks for linking up at Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

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  21. how awesome that you are able to donate things. thats taking crafting to the next level! I would LOVE for you to link this up at my Link Party, Once Upon a Weekend on my blog Family Ever After. The party starts on Friday morning.

    Also, if you have a list of favorite link parties, I’d love to be included on Fridays. Thanks a ton! Have an awesome day!!!

    Rach H at www.familyeverafter.blogspot.com

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  22. Pretty chair! Thanks for linking to Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

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  23. I'm so envious of people who can hand paint like this! It's such a fun piece, you did a fabulous job! I would love to have to share your talents at my VIP party today. http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/09/vip-party-26.html
    Have a great holiday weekend!

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  24. What a great piece. So glad you shared at Market Monday! Thanks for letting me showcase your talent.

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  25. How creative...bright and fun!!!

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  26. What an amazing chair! I love the crazy design and color. Great job!!

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  27. What a stellar job you did! It's awesome, Larissa! I'm your newest follower; found you via Debbie.

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  28. What a fun project! I think it's terrific that you donate your time and talent for such a good cause.

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. Hope to see you each week. Be sure to come by tonight and see yourself featured.

    By the way, I just joined you as a follower. ;)

    Blessings,
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  29. What a cute chair. I love the placement of the pink flower.

    I'd love to have you share this and any other of your amazing posts over at my linky party Create and Share. It posts every Wednesday. We open the party Tuesday evening at 8 pm for those who like to link up early. Hope you stop by...and follow too! ;-)
    http://thetrendytreehouse.blogspot.com/2011/09/create-and-share-features-too.html

    Tara @Trendy Treehouse
    http://thetrendytreehouse.blogspot.com

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  30. I love the animal prints on the chair! Really pretty. Thanks for sharing it with us. Have a lovely weekend...


    Hugs,
    Lelanie

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  31. Beautiful chair! I would love to have you post this at our Habitat Heros Link Party, which is for refinished furniture items that are donated to a charity of your choice. One post will be featured each week, and on November 21 one lucky participant will be randomly selected for prizes. To enter go to: http://wildwoodcreek.blogspot.com/2011/10/habitat-heros-link-party-to-give-back.html

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  32. You really make it appear really easy with your presentation but I find this matter to be really something which I feel I'd never understand. It seems too complex and very extensive for me. I'm looking forward on your next submit, I will attempt to get the dangle of it!
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