Happy Monday friends! My sister and I took a last minute flight to Prince Edward Island so as you read this, I’m walking a red sandy beach or more likely, stuffing my face with clam chowder, lobster, and mussels. Whenever I visit the Maritimes, the fresh seafood is always a treat!
That said, I couldn’t miss our weekly dose of inspiration, so I put together another “build your confidence” project.
And since our last post was all about eliminating brush strokes, I picked one of the most challenging ‘little’ pieces to work on – the dreaded spindle chair!
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This chair is restyled in leftover Annie Sloan Old White and I used a pneumatic upholstery gun to adhere new fabric along with extra padding. The finish was slightly distressed on the edges and then sealed with Annie Sloan’s Clear Wax.
Tip ~ For a super smooth finish on spindles, brush the circumference instead of brushing up and down. Apply a few coats of paint and then lightly sand for a brush stroke free finish.
As I was painting this chair I was thinking about ALL the other chairs I have in my inventory – and how nice it would be to use them in a way where I could GIVE BACK and make a difference.
Aside from painting, my passion is animals, so I came up with an idea to restyle chairs for charity with 100% of the proceeds going to worthy animal foundations and non-profit rescues. As a perfect example, my sweet Gidgy girl came from a wonderful rescue in West Virginia and made it all the way up here to Toronto. These types of rescue organizations are always in need of financial aid.
But here’s the thing…and feel free to let me know if you can relate…
Have you ever thought of a great idea and then just as quickly started dissecting what was wrong with it?
I started asking myself…
Who am I to think I can make a difference?
What if it’s such a small drop in the bucket it doesn’t make any difference?
What if my animal passion doesn’t resonate with others?
And on and on and on…
While sharing these thoughts with my sister, she helped remind me that EVERY SMALL amount CAN make a difference!
And as only a sister and best friend would do, she’s encouraging me by becoming the FIRST contributor to the Salvaged Inspirations Chairs for Charity drive. She’s purchasing this chair for $100 (I’m going to match this first donation) and we’re sending the proceeds to the Ladybird Animal Sanctuary.
HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT OF A GREAT IDEA AND THEN JUST AS QUICKLY STARTED QUESTIONING YOURSELF? FEEL FREE TO CHIME IN… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU.
Happy painting my friends!
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