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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Chalkboard Night Stand (Care for Cathy project #7)

Ok folks, here is the very last of the ‘Care for Cathy’  projects.  Don’t you just love how I managed to make a week last for 10 days?

Wish I could do that in real life……

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fall 2009 011This last project is actually a cheat, I didn’t make it especially for the silent auction like all the rest.  I just got it into my head I wanted to have 7 items to donate and happened to have this already made with no home to go to.  And since I like to find good homes for all my pieces, I decided to take a chance and put her up for bid.

If by chance you follow Mustard Seed Creations, you may have already seen this end table/night stand.  I was inspired by this creation of Marian’s,  and endeavored to copy create my own version based on her idea.

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Since I didn’t have a blog at the time I e-mailed her with some photos of it to thank her for her inspiration.  She was so sweet about it and actually  posted my table on her blog.

She is truly a gracious person.

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You can read about it here.

It was a turning point for me, giving me the nudge I needed to finally decide to start a blog of my own.

This table had been pushed into the dreaded guest/junk/laundry basket/more junk hidden in the corners until I figure out where to put it later room.  No wonder we never have any overnight guests, that room is absolutely scary!

She was well received at the silent auction.  I’m happy to report that she sold for $80 and went home with a very cute young lady who loves to draw.   Her dad bought it to use as a nightstand in her room.  I feel satisfied to have finally found a good home for it, where she would be appreciated. (As opposed to being hidden under baskets of clothing.)

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End of story.

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All in all, the 7 items raised $570 for Cathy’s care.  A drop in the bucket, but it made me feel good that my curb-shopping habit had some merit after all.  Reason to keep my addiction justified, right? 

Not that I was going to quit junking anytime soon……I am, after all is said and done, a Curbshop-aholic!

This does give me some ideas though.  I really enjoyed having a good reason to create.  I think I’ll be looking for more causes that I can donate projects to.  It was a lot of fun. 

Thanks for hanging in there for the whole series….you’re the best!

Gotta go now, it’s trash day somewhere!

Rose

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I’m linking up to Reinvented; Trash to treasure Tuesday

7 comments:

  1. Rose, I SO love all your Care for Cathy projects -- all 7 of them (the perfect number!). I'm really digging your blog and your approach to junk! Love it! Now you have reason to do even more. I'm inspired.
    Midge

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  2. I love the table. All of the items you created for the Care for Cathy project are wonderful. I'm still saying those daily prayers for Cathy.

    Jackie

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  3. That is so awesome that you donated this piece for a good cause. You did such a great job on it.

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  4. $570!!! Wahoooo! That's amazing, and NOT just a drop in the bucket... that is a huge profit for our curb victims to be made into princesses, I'm so proud to "know" you Rose.... you made some amazing pieces (some that I am totally stealing, I might add) and put your heart into them. You just cannot go wrong when you do something as pure as that.

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  5. Wow, great job on the table

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  6. Rose, I love the way this table turned out. You did a really nice job. I hope that's why we all are here, to be inspired by other bloggers!
    I am thrilled that you were able to contribute to Cathy's cause with so much money raised due to your projects!
    Great job! You've got such a big heart!
    gail

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  7. well, i cannot drag myself away from here. Just too many cuuuute ideas! Not good when you have bookkeeping to do. =/

    just one more post and i will go. =)

    blessings
    barbara jean

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