Next week is installation week at the United Methodist Children’s Home. See how calmly I said that? Yeah, inside I’m totally screaming, “Next week? Already? Aghhhh!” But I think Rhoda, Lori, and I are ready to whip these rooms into shape. Anyway, that’s what I’m convincing myself so I don’t slip into freak out mode.
Lori made up these beautiful design boards to give us a visual for the plan we’ve put together–thank you, Lori! The bedroom:
Room & Board donated the bed that determined our color direction for the room. Rhoda secured us donated lamps from her contact at Kirkland’s. One of the best parts of doing these projects is seeing generosity in circulation–thank you!
I finished the bedroom painting yesterday:
Do you think the young man living here will wake up craving a carb-loaded breakfast everyday? It is a 4×6′ painting on wood panel that will make, I hope, a dreamy presence on the bedroom wall.
Here is the board Lori made for the adjacent lounge:
I haven’t finished the painting for this space yet…wish me luck!
Rhoda also secured a donation from Lowe’s that will provide for new flooring in both these rooms! This will make a huge difference–thank you, Lowe’s! We will be installing it ourselves. Busy week ahead. Dutch Boy and Sherwin Williams have also donated paint.
We are keeping the wood paneling in the entry–and, I haven’t seen it yet, but there should be new black and white checkered floor running the length of entry and hallway. We will be installing a new light in the entry and adding this painting, also finished this week:
That is one bird short of a horror movie; or, you will definitely get pooped on. Anyway, it’s a lot of birds, which I happen to love painting. It will hang above the newly painted dresser (thanks, Chris!):
Didn’t it turn out so handsome?
You guessed it, this is my last ditch effort to ask for any monetary donations (tax deductible) you would like to give. We have so many generous donations, but we also have lots to buy. The room is getting the works with a new mattress, bedding, rugs, creature comforts that will make this place a cozy home for a young man starting out in life. Thank you for considering it!
United Methodist Children’s Home
c/o Khalid Battle
500 South Columbia Dr.
Decatur, Georgia 30030
***note “Angela–Room Service” on memo line
I LOVE doing this type of work and wish I had more time to give. Now, time to cross the finish line! I’ll update when we are all done.