Thursday, June 13, 2013

Room Service Atlanta Spring 2013

2013 has already been a year of abundant blessings for me, but this blessing takes the cake. After volunteering in the hot summer of 2011 at the Nicholas House by helping my fabulous friend Dayka Robinson design her room, I took on designing a room at United Methodist's Children Home in Sam Bell cottage by my lonesome. And by lonesome, I mean with amazing monetary/material donations from friends and vendors and some serious elbow grease by some of my besties.

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This spring, one of my soul sisters Liz Ballard and I decided to tackle a girl's suite together. I'll save all the funny stories of roaches, towel rods flying into the toilet, oil-based paint hands, curtain whiplash, and late night paint-fume sniffing and just get to the nitty gritty: our before photos, our after photos, and then a list of the AMAZING people who helped us out this year. We are forever indebted to these wonderful people who continue to give and are already asked us about our next project. ::::sigh:::: We know some great people, huh? We also met many other great design souls that we now call friends through RSA! 

Little project breakdown for you first. We approached this like any other design plan:
  • Timeline
  • CAD plan
  • Budgeting
  • Shopping
  • DIY
  • Hard labor. Hard, hard labor. 
  • More labor.
  • And just when you thought the labor was done... you decided to wallpaper your fridge. And hang your own backsplash. And disassble the cabinets. And pint your countertop. And, and, and. 
  • Cleaning
  • Handpainted artwork (the night before install, naturally)
  • Installing
  • Jumping with joy
  • Photographing
  • Partyyyyyyyyyy

beer break at fox brothers bbq. totally necessary. 

oops..oil-based paint! 

brass chandy via grey furniture

backsplash arranging took about 2 hours. 

island painting. 

and this was one of the cleaner days.. 

finishing touches with our quote wall via kfddesigns

adding pom-poms is always a yes. 

custom art by moi. 

Huge shouts of praise to the following people for donating goods, services, 
and/or mulah! 

Both my and Liz's families
Mary Wamack
Liz Nations
Rebecca Walker
Liz McKernan
Jessie Deresch
Heather Royal
Derrick Currey
Grey Furniture
KFD Designs
Underfoot Flooring
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams 
Susan Chambers, Pixel Interiors
Home Depot 
Michael Boyd and Associates

Thank you, thank you, thank you. 

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Instead of Explaining

Instead of explaining where I've been for the past two months, I'll just show you. Warning: photo overload! Tomorrow is install day at our Room Service Atlanta room (Surprise!! Haven't even told you we were doing one again this year, ha) I'll share before and after pictures with you shortly and talk about the process.

if you don't already follow me on instagram, you should. 

if you do, then you're super annoyed because you've already seen all of these photos.