Giving back to the community

Giving Back To The Community

Do you ever wonder how you can help your community and support local organizations?  Maybe you give back by volunteering at your child’s school,  Or perhaps you donate blood at a local blood bank or blood drive going on from time to time.  Or maybe you contribute to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.  Or sponsor a child on the other side of the world.  Or maybe you teach Sunday School at your church.  Or volunteer your time delivering meals to the elderly.  There are so many ways to give back to our community and these are just a few examples of what so many do.

I’ve talked before on this blog and on Facebook about how supportive Wanda is of our local community.  It’s one of the many things I love about working for such a great person who fully embraces the idea of giving back to the community.  This time the organization who is to receive the kindness and generosity is The Children’s Museum of Illinois.  Wanda had a pair of stunning side tables come in, and she enlisted the help and creativity of Beki VanMeter from Paint Junkies, to come up with a design and to give one of the tables a completely new look.  Check out the before photo below.


It’s a beautifully designed piece just in the before photo.  I love the shape of the table top and the details in the base of the table.  But as with most things that come into the warehouse, it was about to get a face lift!  🙂


Wanda had this knob (pictured above) and she wanted to use it for the table.  So, she showed Beki the knob for inspiration and let her get to work. Beki, of course had some great ideas for this table and oh how she gave it a fabulous new look that ties in this knob perfectly.

So are you ready to see the after?  Yeah.  Me too.  You know I didn’t even get any inside details or any sneak peeks of this table until it was done.  That’s right, they kept this little gem under wraps.  I only was able to see the before of the table.


So what do you think?  Isn’t it gorgeous?  I have to admit it was well worth the wait and not being allowed any little peeks or hints about what was going on.  I love the silver on the table and the top that Beki created for it is Aaaaaaa-mazing!  I promise you this photo doesn’t even do this table justice!  So, perhaps you should go see this table in person.  It is on display until the end of September at the Children’s Museum.

By now you might be wondering, how is this table giving back to the community?  And how will this table benefit the Children’s Museum?   Well, let me tell you!  The Perfect Pair has donated this table to be raffled off to one very lucky person.  What?!?! You could win this table!  Oh yes, I definitely said you could W-I-N this lovely table.  What do you have to do to win you ask?  Buy a raffle ticket.  That’s right.  100% of the proceeds raised will go to the Children’s Museum.  Yes, 100% of the proceeds. Not 50/50, not 20%, but all of the money raised will go to the Children’s Museum to support their programs.  You can purchase your raffle tickets at The Children’s Museum and they are 1 ticket for $5.00 or 5 tickets for $20.00.  Not only will you be supporting an amazing organization in our community, this stunning one of a kind table could end up in your home. What an incredible way to support the community!

The Children’s Museum of Illinois is located at:  55 South Country Club Rd. – Decatur, IL 62521 (Call or check out their website for hours they are open).

So what do you think of the before and after of the table?  Share your thoughts in the comments section below!