Exciting things are about to happen! I have been waiting for this day for such a long time. I have also been praying that this would as much of a blessing to you as it is to me. Before I get to my announcement, I would like to show you my latest project. Back in August I created BEEP – my garage sale freebie turned Volkswagen Bus.
Little did I know how BEEP would make such waves in the internet world and be showcased in blogs around the globe. It’s been an exciting ride! He’s been going viral again thanks to some new features by enormous businesses that I believe were not coincidental, but providential.
Here’s why….enter in a second Art Deco waterfall chest of drawers found on Craigslist.
Before I ever became a blogger, I actually read blogs (who has time for that anymore), and one lady that inspired me to no end was Lier (aka. Lorraine) at Ikat Bag. She is witty, a seamstress like none other, and did something I wanted to one day replicate, Lord willing. She created a gorgeous purse and auctioned it off with the intent of 100% of the proceeds going to Samaritan’s Purse. How cool is that? I told myself if I was ever in the position to the something like that I would do the same.
So…here is my contribution…my BEEP II in the works. In great shape for the most part, but missing some veneer and needing some TLC – thankfully nothing like my first BEEP.
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I was overjoyed that I could use my HomeRight Finish Max Sprayer this time around to prime and paint most of the colors on. What a time-saver!!
Then, all that was left was to paint on the details and make this bus come to life. Here’s my BEEP II decked for the holidays…
Dressed up in 100 MPH red, he’s spunky and ready to help me do my part.
My husband built a custom drawer to go into that massive empty space behind those doors. As a mom of 6 kids, I knew what a headache it would be to make use of that space. Consider this a “spare” drawer. tee hee.
Coming up, BEEP II will be auctioned off on eBay with all proceeds going to Samaritan’s Purse. To say I’m excited is an understatement!!
I had so much fun when I found all these little VW buses decked out for the holidays, like this graphic I had made into a print. I couldn’t find the source, even contacted the site it was pinned from. She said she grabbed it off of Google. tsk.
How cute are these little paper buses with snowman at the wheel with tree on top. You can find it here.
So I may be a little obsessed, but how can you not be when they make two of my favorite things into one, like this LEGO Volkswagen Camper Van?! (I’d love to have it!)
I even decorated our little tree with buses for this special occasion. Did I say I was excited?
My whole family and I contributed to make this possible. I even have had a fantastic group of sponsors step up to make this whole event come true.
Confessions time: When starting this idea, I knew that I would be sacrificing time and income to make it happen, neither of which I have in any shape or form to spare. I made sure my husband and I both agreed that it was okay to give up the opportunity to earn. However, I was still very nervous though I had confidence God would take care of us. Just after I told Him that I would go ahead with this project, a lady contacted me via my shop requesting a custom BEEP. A couple of days later, my son came home from his daily bike ride to tell me he found another waterfall chest two streets over from our house sitting curbside. Meet BEEP III.
To say this is coincidence would be lacking on my part. I believe God provided me income in our time of need, just like He has always done in the past as I mentioned in my hospital stay post. God is GOOD! In the last few weeks, I have also been touched immensely through watching what Joey and Rory have had to endure. If you’re not familiar with their story, please take a minute after this post to read. You will come away inspired – promise.
Our prayer is that the auction of the chest of drawers would be used to His glory and we felt the best place for this to be used was through Samaritan’s Purse. If you’re not familiar with this organization, you can read more on their page. Their primary focus is proclaiming the word of God around the world while providing relief to those who need it most, like in disaster situations and third world countries, and even here in the U.S.
Won’t you please mark your calendar, pin, share, and spread the word that the auction goes live on Monday November 30th at 7 AM. Not only that, but I will also be gifting one of you with a Redeeming Furniture prize package with a value of $350. WAHOO!! UPDATE: Auction has ended and donation was made and BEEP II made it to his new owner.
I hope you have been encouraged today and you have also enjoyed meeting my Volkswagen bus, BEEP II. ♥ (BEEP III is nearly complete.) May you all have a blessed holiday season!