My Chair for Charity

October 23, 2012

I managed to squeeze in a DIY this weekend! 

I am participating in a local charity auction that is raising funds for our local Christmas Bureau, called Chairs for Charity. 

 The goal was to create a chair that represents who you are, your blog and your aesthetic. While I couldn't find the "right" chair, I had one collecting dust in my home, another "vintage" Ikea chair.

I am all about black and chevrons, and lately really digging gold.  So with a bit of black spray paint, some Scotch 3M Painters tape and Rub'N'Buff, I re-vamped my little chair. I can see it in a teen's bedroom, non?

Since I work all day, my only chance to take photos are at night with my iPhone.

If you are in the area, please stop by The Passionate Home in Langley, on Thursday, October 25 to place a bid on a chair! All proceeds go to the Langley Christmas Bureau, which helps families in need during the holiday season.

 I know that Ashli from Mini Manor blog created one too!

XO Barbara


  1. Oh this is so you!!! What a great gesture.... Have a fabulous week Barb!!

  2. Oh how fun! Wish I could have joined in :) What an incredible idea for a charity auction!

  3. It looks great! I love that idea to raise money for charity!

  4. aww real great there Barb - i love it! and for charity? what a stylish seat !

  5. Agree - this is so you! Looks great Barb!

  6. Cute chair and for a great cause. Your chair brings back memories...I had that IKEA table and chair set in my first apartment way back when.... :)

  7. Definitely you Barb!! It's a great looking chair now.

  8. You did a great job... and all in your over abundance of spare time, I might add!!! Honestly, where did you find the time? I wish I was in the area to pop by and check out all the chairs. What fun and for such a good cause :-)

  9. So CUTE!!!!! I love the little gold feet and the chevron is FABULOUS!!!
    Lots of Love
    p.s. thank you so much for the shout out!!!

  10. That is a good looking chair Barbara! Way to go.
    xo Nancy

  11. Your chair turned out GREAT Barbara! Good luck at the auction today!!

  12. fun!! now Barb, how did you get the clean chevron look when you have excess tape on the black painted portion?

    1. I only painted on the inside of the tape, creating two zig zags. But it is the tape that 3M gave me that is amazing---clean, crisp lines!

  13. Love your DIY and such a great cause. Good to see your new teaching job isn't taking up all your time!

  14. Love your chair project Barb! The black is perfect and the stencil makes it so fresh & fun! Hope you are well! Happy Fall! Angie xo

  15. Great DIY chair! Love the chevron.


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