I've set a goal for myself of completing one piece a month for the organization. I picked up my latest project, a child's table and chair, at the beginning of the summer. Unfortunately, I forgot to take a "before" photo! Basically the table was white and a little dirty with some pencil and crayon marks on the top. The chair was bright orange. I don't think they were donated to AWC as a set.
I wanted to do something really special with the table. After consulting my four year old daughter, I decided to give it the Fancy Nancy treatment. If you are not familiar with Fancy Nancy, she is the subject of a series of children's books written by Jane O'Connor and Illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser. Nancy likes all things fancy - like feather boas and French words. She is a favorite in our house.
I think the table is now the perfect spot for fancy tea parities or creating works of art.
There wasn't much to this makeover other than painting and sewing a simple cushion for the little chair.
I really love how it turned out and so does my daughter - so much so that she was mad that she doesn't get to keep the table. She changed her tune when I explained that the table and chair will go to a child who probably doesn't have many toys, and that making another child happy is a really special thing that she gets to be a part of.