Find our macrame work at the Schenectady Habitat's Jamboree fundraiser
We're excited to take part in the Habitat for Humanity of Schenectady County's 2021 Jamboree! We were selected as one of the 16 Capital Region artists to transform and upcycle a piece of household item from the Schenectady Habitat Restore to be auctioned and raise money for this amazing organization. When we heard about the opportunity, we couldn't wait to start the project as it aligns with our mission and supports a great cause.
I'm sure you've heard of Habitat for Humanity, they've been around since 1976, but just in case you've never been to a Restore, it's a "reuse" store that accepts donations and sells home improvement items to the public at a fraction of the retail price. It's a great place to find furniture for DIY projects. Proceeds, including those raised from the Jamboree, are used "to help build strength, stability, self-reliance and shelter in local communities and around the world".
I can't help but be proud of the outcome of our piece! We opted to work with a large table lamp that seemed to have come from the early 90s, giving it a beach-inspired makeover to add a little bohemian vibe to any room. We upcycled it with 100% organic cotton cords and lead-free, non-toxic paint in the colors that remind you of my most favorite place in the world, the beach. Dimension of the lamp is about 30" tall with a lampshade that is 13" in diameter. It comes with a matching circular brass wall hanging to create a one-of-a-kind set as a free gift.
It only took us a weekend to complete, and totally improved my macrame-making skills. It was my first large, non-wall hanging upcycle project--and got me excited to do more!
You can now place your bid on this piece as well as 15 equally awesome pieces at the Jamboree event page. The online auction begins today, but the real fun is on Thursday, June 10th at the Rivers Casino & Resort which will be filled with music, dancing, auction and raffle prizes.