Upcycle for a Cause


Aloha & Happy Monday to you!

I spent this rainy morning at a friend’s house sanding and priming some old chairs that are about to get a facelift! My friend volunteered to help with class art projects for the upcoming Haiku Ho’olaule’a & Flower Festival…not even really knowing how she would get the projects done. I really admire her bravery in taking on such a task and I’m honored that she asked for my upcycle help with the chairs.

For the festival this year I’m also going to volunteer a few hours to photograph the event. If you live in Maui or will be visiting in April, this free festival is a must to add to your calendar. There will be amazing live music, Made in Hawaii crafts, local businesses and non-profits, restaurants, a keiki zone…the works! You can find out more about it here or via Facebook or Twitter…we’d love to see you! Oh and all of the proceeds go to help the keiki in Haiku, Hawaii, through Haiku Elementary, Haiku Boys & Girls Club & the Haiku Community Association.

Haiku Ho’olaule’a & Flower Festival:
Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Haiku Community Center

Yeah, upcycling for a cause…that’s a good way to spend a rainy day!

With mucho aloha,


2 thoughts on “Upcycle for a Cause

  1. So much potential for the chair pictured. I have a chair myself that I started to re-upholster. That was while I was pregnant…over a year ago. My little project is still sitting outside with half of its fabric removed. My poor little half naked chair.

    Will you be posting after photos of the chairs you upcycled? I’d like to sit and admire your work while I try to find a rug big enough to brush my chair under. 😀

    • I definitely want to post “after” pics. For this project I mainly got it started (sanding/priming) then I gave my design advice for the paint portion & how to get it done. My friend Meredith is spearheading the project. 🙂

      I totally know what you mean about projects waiting on the side…that’s like my middle name – LOL.


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