Friday, January 6, 2012

Painting for Charity - Ladybug Girl Chair

Recently, I was asked to donate a hand painted item to a silent auction for neonatal care. I often find it difficult to come up with a unique idea that will attract high bids. However, I had recently purchased three darling books from a series called Ladybug Girl and knew that I wanted to paint a "Ladybug" chair. 

To my surprise, while perusing the shelves at the local Salvation Army store with my "Thrift Queen" partner, Shari of Swinging On A Star Creations , we literally fell over the boxes of chairs that were stacked on the floor.  They were unsold stock from Target.....yes, TARGET!!! They were priced at $4.99 and $6.99.  Of course, I took them all home....


Here sit the pieces ready for painting and assembly. 


Next step....lots of sanding, priming and painting in a ladybug design and finally assembly.  I have to admit, I had a few extra screws left over.....oops!


I then found a pair of red fairy wings at the Dollar Store that I knew once embellished would add a touch of whimsy to the auction item.  So, I purchased 1" black furry balls and glued them to the wings, backed them with black felt circles and then added a twist of tulle.

I completed the auction package with a ladybug pillow and blanket, ladybug purse and a ladybug stuffed animal. 

And, on display for the auction...

Little Miss Ladybug Girl raised $275 for neonatal care!!!

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  1. What an amazing opportunity you have been given to help them raise so much money for the sick babies! My daughter spent lots of time in Neonatal ICUs as a baby so it really touches my heart! I so LUV the Ladybug themed chair, only wish I could have been shopping with you to pick up a few of those chairs as well! Thanks for sharing!

  2. How cute is that! Glad that you were able to raise the money for neonatal care.
    Barb, formerly Barb and Dell Designs.

  3. Good grief, that's cute! And how cool that you were able to help raise money for such a great cause!

  4. Wow...How adorable & you added such cute & appropriate accessories...You are to be heartily congratulated for devoting your time, talent & energy towards raising money for such worthwhile causes...Keep up the great work...

  5. Well, no wonder! This is adorable. Good for you for donating your time and talent for such a worthy cause.

  6. Oh my goodness ! We had a lady bug nursery ... would have loved to have this in it ! I hope you will share at my party, Some Good Stuff:


  7. Well I guess you sure would raise a lot with this so cute ladybug chair. Says a lot about you to donate your time, talent and love for this great cause. Thanks so much for sharing your creativeness with Sunday's Best!

  8. Such a great idea. I love the whole prize together! Those books are so fun for little girls too. Thanks for linking this up to my party!

  9. that turned out so so cute! my daughter would love it and she loves to read ladybug girl! :)

  10. Oh goodness, that is so cute!! What a great auction item!