I have never painted on furniture before but the idea was appealing, so when the “chair-ity” event was decided upon, I jumped on board. One cannot decide what image they’ll paint on the chair until the chair is chosen. So I started my quest. I hunted through several thrift stores scouring through unwanted furnishings looking for the chair that would earn the status of a one-of-a-kind treasure. I knew I didn’t have time to disassemble and re-glue parts, so I looked for something sturdy and ready for a paint job…and then I spotted it. A 29” tall bar stool, sometimes called a saddle seat bar stool. I decided to paint the horse eyes because of the long thin seat. (17.5x9) This is my first serious acrylic painting. Not only have I never painted on furniture, I’m also naive to acrylics. This was a challenge but I enjoyed learning along the way. The benefit is a silent auction with part of the proceeds going to Youth Livestock Scholarships and also to Rainbow Bible Ranch (a youth camp located on a working cattle and horse ranch). If you’d like to own my first acrylic or help out with this benefit by bidding then please come to the Alpine/Ponderosa rooms at the Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo.