My mom showed me this sofa in Australian Vogue Living a while back, and we both thought it would be a great idea to copy. How easy would it be to buy some old furniture, have it redone in canvas, give some kids some sharpies and let them go crazy on it?
My mom and I both quickly realized this project's potential to be a very fun way to raise money for many different charities.
We immediately got in touch with my aunt, Sidney Aldridge, a pediatritian at Cook Children's Hospital here in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Sidney Aldridge initiated the idea that Cook Children's Hospital was in need of a Palliative Care program at the hospital, and now that this program is well under-way, Sidney is very involved with it's fundraising.
We were not aware of what exactly a Palliative Care program was at first, so here is Dr. Sidney Aldridge to tell you in her own words...
The project got more exciting for us when we were invited to the hospital to bring our chair to the kids.
The chair in progress!
We even got some unexpected help from a pony on roller skates.
The final product looks great, as you can see!
We put four coats of lacquer on the chair to seal the scribbles.
My mom and I have both been so excited to share this fun project with our readers-my mom has also posted about this on her blog Atlantis Home
The chair will now be auctioned off at the annual Branded event.
For more information, visit their website.
Again, thank you Dr. Sidney Aldridge for helping us get involved in this event!
We look forward to doing more projects like this-in fact, we have three more chairs in the works!
We plan to auction some smaller chairs on eBay in the near future-we'll let you know more as this project develops.