If we win, Homes.com will give Worthwhile Wear Five Thousand Buckaroos! For a new organization like theirs, that could be a major game changer and we really hope we can win it for them!
(If you want to skip the project and just vote you can! lol Click HERE
You can read all about our project first, but then you have to pinky promise to follow the voting directions at the bottom of the post okay? Ok! Thanks!
Wood Shim Wall Art
I (Monica) have had this project in my mind for a few months now. It was inspired by a printed pattern I had seen in the window of a shop. I couldn’t remember exactly where I saw it, but I was pretty sure it was a cool shop we had passed when we were in London in November. Great story right? Crafty DIY project inspired by a European city… Then, two weeks ago it hit me… It was JCrew at our local mall! I just about died laughing when I put it all together!
Well, JCrew or London, I sure am glad it inspired me…
For under $20 we created the coolest DIY Wood Shim Wall Art
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I wanted something with BOLD color, and a modern feel, that married well with a bit of industrial flare!
How’s that for a Before and After?
Who knew our dumpy oak piano could be such a show stopper?
Here’s a peek at the details- the DIY light isn’t my entry, but man I love how it works with the Wood Shim Art! (Light tutorial coming soon!)
There were a lot of DIY elements around our Crafting for Charity project, and we’ll post about all of them over the next week or so!
And now for the really important stuff! We’re blogging for a charity that we love and are so proud to support. Worthwhile Wear
was founded by our close friends Dan & Steph and they’ve committed their time and talents to make it their life’s work.
Jess and I both have daughters and we couldn’t imagine any of them having to endure human trafficking. We love Worthwhile Wear’s mission…
Worthwhile Wear exists to rescue and restore girls from forced prostitution, and more importantly help prevent girls from ever entering it. We target highly trafficked areas both internationally and domestically, and offer women the opportunity to overcome two primary factors which are at the root of sex trafficking; poverty and lack of education. This solution is offered through vocational training centers which teach women how to make wears, such as jewelry, handbags, and clothing, which are sold to provide them employment. Additionally, the women are offered free education, a safe place to stay, and restorative programs geared toward encouraging personal growth and re-establishing self-worth.
We had the honor of working on the planning committee and doing all the decor and design for Worthwhile Wear’s launch in 2012. The following images and statistics were used as artwork at the launch benefit-A Worthwhile Evening.
Those beautiful faces are not stock images. They’re from Dan’s last trip to India a few months back. The work Worthwhile wear is doing is critical and we hope you’ll check out their site and follow along with them on Facebook.
Now it’s Time to Vote!
There are 8 bloggers in this competition and some of them have a lot of followers, but none have the amazing fans we do! We know you guys have our back!
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A HUGE Thank You to Homes.com for sponsoring this awesome contest and for spreading the word about amazing charities like Worthwhile Wear. If you’d like more information about the organization and how you can help, click here
Thanks so much!
Now, Go Get Your Vote On!