SO excited to share the room reveal with you guys.
When we started, we found out a little bit of info on the soon-to-be homeowner and a small layout of the house.
She was in the foster system, and let go when she turned 18 and spent a while being homeless. Fast forward a few years and she is about to close on her Habitat Home and has a spunky little 4 year old. For the most part, all they have is a bed that they share. So basically they need everything.
With a limited budget, we set off early in the a.m.
My space, along with most of the upstairs rooms, was fairly small. It was a L-Shaped room, measuring 8×7.
I started out looking for a small table and chairs, thinking this would be easy to find on the yard sale.
But that all quickly changed when I ran across a couple of desks, a wire basket, a globe and a mid-century modern piece.
My head started spinning and I ditched the first idea and ran with the second.
Knowing my kids and a mob full of others, most like to have a little space to crawl into. I knew I wanted a focal point, a space where he could snuggle up and play, read a book or take a little snooze.
Insert the tent (tutorial soon).
I originally purchased two desks and two chairs, but only had room for one, so handed over the other two Beth & Nick.
This small midcentury piece was beyond perfect for a small playroom. Added a few antique toys, a few new ones and a whole mess of records I grabbed at a restore store in Cincinatti.
Picked up a couple of fabulous yard signs for a steal. When we visited with the owner of the signs, he discounted the signs a TON after telling us he had worked on several Habitat Homes.
Grabbed these chairs without even looking at the bottom. Probably a good thing because it would have shown my weakness and cost me more.
They were dated from 1929…. just a little clean up, restraining of the wood and new fabric, I wanted to take these suckers home.
Opted for a metal locker basket to store books and such, instead of a tradition toy box, where fingers get smashed and prices were higher.
The new homeowner arrived for her dedication and had no idea what we all had been up to all day.
In heaven. This has seriously got to be the BEST feeling ever.
He was a tab bit excited. I don’t think he ever quite moving. Ever.
We might have blocked the
majority of the street….just a bit.
The 2015 DIY Team
I laughed, I cried, laughed harder and cried even more. The entire trip home was just staring out a plane window in thought and tears, instead of my breaking bad norm.
How blessed we all are and fortunate enough to share our creativity and talents with others who just want a place, a bed, to call their own.
I can seriously say I love my job, LOVED this experience and meeting this group of fabulous people whom I am forever connected with.