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Charity Case Before and After

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Recently, a friend on Facebook posted that she was looking for donations for a silent auction benefitting a local Kindergarten center. I offered to finish a piece of furniture for the auction, not knowing if it would get any bids at all.

I thought a desk would be a good idea seeing as it was benefitting a school. I scoured Craigslist but didn't find the perfect thing. On a whim one day, I stopped in at my standby Goodwill. There it was. A sweet little student desk and chair.

But that's not the best part....the set was priced at...WAIT FOR IT...$5.99. FIVE NINETY NINE!! Dovetail drawers and sturdy. I ripped the tag off and ran to the register.

I decided to paint it a pastel green and then tone it down with some Early American stain and some distressing. I thought about doing the chair the same green, but didn't want it too matchy. So I painted it white and distressed it. I recovered the seat with some fun, girly fabric and also used it to line the drawers.

Here she is...ready for the auction!

I hope she brings in a little money....or at least a few bids!

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