Making a Home for Underprivileged Girls with Room Service Atlanta
We are blessed to do what we love for a living. We work hard everyday but some projects bring a new level of happiness to our lives.
This Spring we tackled another Room Service Atlanta project at the United Methodist Children’s Home. The feeling of accomplishment and humbleness we sense at the end of these projects never ceases to amaze us.
We are excited to share that the project has been installed and the room is complete!
We are thankful for the love and support of our families, friends, vendors, and business associates. Without you and your donations this transformation wouldn’t be possible.
On Monday morning we loaded up our cars and headed to the Children’s Home. We couldn’t wait to get started!
Talk about a treasure trove! Unloading our cars and unpacking our goodies was like Christmas morning! It was navy and emerald HEAVEN!
Of course every install starts with a good clean so the whole apartment got a tough scrub down (and you thought being a designer was all about the glamour!) Thankfully the entire space was primed and painted prior to our arrival by our friends at Verge & Associates who donated an entire crew and paint products to transform our space!
Look at those muscles!
After the apartment was clean it was time to get down to business. A big thank you to our hard-working installers Chris and Brad from Hangman Installations and Bruce from Bruce Marko Home Improvements who donated their time Monday. They did a tremendous job installing this chevron rug donated by Flor, hanging window treatments and art and installing new light fixtures.
After a long (and only slightly sweaty) day it was time to step back and enjoy the beauty.
The bedroom and bathroom was painted Bedford Grey by Glidden (who donated the paint!). We added a custom sink skirt to freshen it up. All of the fabrics were donated by Atlanta based Lewis and Sheron Textiles. The window treatments, euro bed pillows and sink skirt were fabricated by the super talented Sue Cruickshank from SJC designs.
We repurposed an antique mirror and asked Joan Borawski to work her magic and give it some jazz! (Yes, the mirror is hanging upside down – it is hiding a gaping hole that was created when we removed the ugly medicine cabinet).
This sweet little nook is the perfect reading spot for studying or relaxing. We recovered a vintage chair Joann found (for $35 at a flea market) in a preppy navy and green combination. Leather Creations was gracious enough to make our upholstery dreams come to life!
The spool table was a HomeGoods find that we had repainted with fun stripes. The vintage lamp was donated by our friend Kemp Hickey who can be found at Scott’s Antique Market the second Saturday of every month.
Missing from the corner? Artwork from Steve Penley which is on the way! WOW!!!!
Doesn’t this spot look cozy?
Since there wasn’t enough room to squeeze a sofa and a bed in the room we opted for a daybed to serve both functions. We loaded it up with comfy pillows from Elaine Smith, Homegoods and SJC Designs. The charming swimsuit prints were donated by Wendover Art. They were the inspiration for our playful room!
We fell in love with the “crab trap” light fixture donated by Currey & Co. It really is the cherry on top of this brand new space!
This dainty wicker table (we picked up for FREE at the UMCH flea market shop) makes for a cheery dining/homework space once it was painted Sherwin Williams Dill (SW6438). We hung vintage postcards on a distressed frame backed with chicken wire (thank you TJ Maxx) to add a personal touch. The fun colors matched our decor and added a little nautical jazz. The placemats (under the lantern) are made from reclaimed sailcloth from the philanthropic minded MK Coastal. The yellow stripe matched the chairs perfectly (ok sometimes you just get lucky!)
This precious little whale has a lighthearted quote and we hit the jackpot when we found this driftwood pendant (donated by Currey & Co.)
At the end of the day we could not be more thrilled to leave this gorgeous room in the hands of a young girl. We hope her new apartment inspires her as much as this project has inspired us!
We wish her a fortunate and blessed life!