Monday, May 2, 2011

20 deserving design delivered


I'm so happy to share with you all the makeover I did for one resident of the Nicholas House as a participating designer for Room Service Atlanta.


After shot:


Before shot:

The original orientation of the bed didn't allow for the best flow of the room, and the dresser that was in the room literally was falling a part.


That's April Denise - a God send - working on the awesome credenza she generously found & donated. It was a crucial piece in the room! You can also see the paint colors that I chose in the room clearly in this shot. I wanted the room to feel taller and brighter so I added this sherbet orange to the area above the chair rail, and a warm grey to the bottom.


I spray painted the shade you see in the background with a faux ombre effect. It didn't turn out exactly how I wanted, but it fit perfectly in the room!


We added tons of storage; and I even took the extra efforts to sort through and put away some of my residents clothing and linens. I felt that it wad the least I could do, being that I couldn't put a ton of expensive things in the room.




April & Sonja (above) were both huge helps to me, and I'd never met them before last week! They gave their time, money, skills & muscles and im so grateful! Also Lakeitha of Home to 3 Duncan Boys shared her donations and much support. Thank you! Lastly, but certainly not least, Chandra was there with me on the first day, scrubbing down the room, moving that HEAVY furniture and painting the walls. Thank you so much. I really couldn't have done it without these ladies and those that donated as well, like Mustard Seed Collective.

This experience was so incredible because it was such a challenge and a lot of hard work but instantly rewarding at the same time. I know that the residents appreciate everything that we were able to do and I can't wait for the next project!

20 comments :

  1. Wow! You have some major talent :)

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  2. Your room turned out great Niki!!! I still love the paint colors. I wish I could stumble upon paint like that;)

    Thanks for the mention. I wish I could have helped more!

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  3. Thanks everybody!

    I forgot to mention that the little white dresser was a $15 Goodwill find that I repainted & changed the hardware on. Unfortunately, the bottom handle had screws that were GLUED into the back, and that's why the original handle is still there - we couldn't get it out! :-)

    Also, the paint colors were found at the 'Oops Paint' counter at Home Depot - $5/can!!

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  4. Niki, I must say that your room turned out great. I love the colors! Makes for a happy space. You really did a great job.

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  5. The room looks great! good job on the reno :-)

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  6. @Tonia >> That's what I really wanted to do; brighten the space and make it feel calm and clean!

    @J'Ann >> thank you so much!!

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  7. I loved your room, Niki--the fresh wall color combination was unexpected but so fresh. Our volunteers did an amazing job, and I saw April there toiling away everyday, she was such a great help! Thanks for being apart of our initial group, waayyyy back when it was just convos over Mexican food. :)

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  8. Thanks Niki!! It was great working with you!! I appreciate you allowing me to pinch in! You were truly energetic and positive throughout the entire process. And just think we were able to pull this off in just 3 DAYS!! Kudos to you!!

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  9. @Dayka - Thanks for including me! It really was great experience. Looking forward to the next makeover to be bigger and better!

    @April - seriously, you were amazing! And I can't believe I pulled this off in 3 days either...

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  10. Love love love!! The colors are so warm and I love the rug. Loved the project and was so glad that I could help out. Can't wait until the next one!

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  11. Niki, job well done! And I love the way your shade turned out.

    xoxo

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  12. Lovely job, Niki! Great choice of colors. And the credenza is a super find.

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  13. The room looks great! I love your choice in wall colors. Your storage solution looks great. I'm definitely keeping mental notes with all of the rooms when it comes to storage. You ladies have shown how to maximize space to the utmost! :-)

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  14. Niki, it turned out so beautiful! It's hard to believe you did it all in 3 days!

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  15. Niki, what a great cause and fantastic job! Such great storage ideas and the colors look fantastic together!!! AWESOME WORK.

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  16. I am so late on this (day job's fault) but you all did an EXCELLENT job, Niki. I love the paint choice and how the roman shade turned out. Kudos to you!

    Did you get to see the family's reaction?!

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