Sunday, July 15, 2012

Painting For Charity - Thomas The Tank

If you've been following my blog, you are familiar with my Painting For Charity projects. 
During the spring, I embarked on one for the Mario Lemieux Foundation, more specifically, Austin's Playroom Project. 

I found my inspiration while perusing the children book shelves at TJ Maxx and stumbled across this great little Thomas & Friends book.

I discovered when I opened up the book was a dozen Thomas & Friends miniature engines.   It dawned on me that they would fit perfectly on the rockers of a rocking chair.  And from there, the Thomas & Friends chair was born.

With the strongest glue known to man (& woman!!!) I placed and glued my 12 little engines along the rails.

They were perfect!!!

Next, I decided to incorporate the engines' names and I used the simplest tracing trick.  After printing the names, I covered the reverse side with pencil and then taped them into their spot on the chair between the rails.  I then traced the names and painted them.  It was that easy...

I applied the same technique to both the back and front of Thomas & Friends chair.

Here he sits with a basket of Thomas & Friends toys waiting for the lucky bidder!!!

Let me know what you think...

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  1. This is my 2nd attempt at trying to post a comment..."I love your latest Children's Chair creation...It is soooo adorable & unique...I'm certain it will raise a generous sum for the Foundation...You don't often see little chairs/rockers for the "little guys" so I know it will be a huge hit!"

  2. I love your painting for charity post. That rocker looks super cute!

    Newest GFC follower from Keeping it Simple. I am hosting Mom's Monday Mingle now. Love for you to link up! Have over 170 moms blogs. Great place to network. Hope to see you there!

  3. Nice job! That's adorable! I'm happy to be your newest follower via the Mom's Mingle, and would love a visit back at! :)

  4. This is sooo adorable.. this is the perfect item for any Thomas Fan andI am sure it will bring a pretty penny to your foundation! You did a beautiful job.. Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. can't wait to see what you share next!
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  5. My train-obsessed four-year-old is drooling over that chair!

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  7. Thanks for this post. You are doing a good job through the painting, which is for charity. Not everyone can do this. So, just keep working like that.

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