Thursday, September 15, 2011

Painting for Charity - "Under The Sea" Step Stool

As mentioned previously, one of my favorite things to do is to create items for fundraisers.  I am often asked to paint a piece of furniture and in this case, it was a step stool for the Western Pennsylvania Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

The step stool was the focus of a larger silent auction prize that featured an underwater children's theme.

I painted the entire stool with acrylic paints using stencils that I created with vellum and then sealed the stool with a poly acrylic finish.

Voila....the playful step stool sold at auction!!!

Let me know what you think.....


  1. An adorable original "under the sea" creation...I love, love, love your work!

  2. Loved it! So cheerful and colorful. Great job! Susan from

  3. That stool is adorable! I remember auctions from my teaching days. That would be adorable in a kids bathroom. My mom is also a breast cancer survivor and you ladies are a strong bunch! Best wishes for continued good health! I am a new follower from the Feature Your Sassy Sites Hop.
    Vicky @

  4. Wow - since I love the ocean, I totally love your step stool paint scheme. It's bright & cheery as well as delightful.

    My mom died of Leukemia in 2008 so I thank you from the bottom of my heart for the fundraisers you participate in.

    Visiting from Feathered Nest Friday & I wish you a lovely weekend.

  5. Hi, it seems all of us have had one family member or friend who has had cancer -- Cheers to you for your courage and creativity! I love your hair, but your blog tells your soul. Love Terri

  6. This painting was amazing, loved it!

  7. Oh this is so cute! And how wonderful it went for a great cause! I'd love for you to link it at my new blog party for kids decor - Tuesday's Nursery. Here is a direct link:

    And feel free to link any other kids decor items you've done. I also want to ask if you're in W. PA? You can email me at PlayfulDecor (at) gmail (dot) com Nice to meet you!

  8. "If you haven't any charity in your heart you have the worst kind of heart trouble" to cure it help people, let's unite for one good cause, be a volunteer"save lives"!mawaddainternationalaid