Thursday, April 28, 2011

room service atlanta project 1.

yesterday, i worked on lori may's room with her at the nicholas house (for the non-profit organization that we have all joined called "room service atlanta"). i volunteered my painting services to the designers that are working there, and lori has the most beautiful room planned. i saw some of what she has done already, and can't wait to see the room in it's final stage!

here is her inspiration photo:

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and, here is a snippet of some of the items donated/compiled for her room:

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(i love that rug!)

lori thought that it would be nice to have this "artwork" painted over the bunkbed that is in her room, rather than actually hang something that might get knocked off! i came in, and painted a tree limb, with a bird on it, and a bird cage opened - to symbolize the "leaving" the house, and being independent. i loved her idea, and i painted the piece in colors that were specific to lori's plan for the room.

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obviously, the bed will later be pushed back against the wall. i stood on the top of the bunk bed ladder to paint this all morning!

this photo is blurry, but at least you can see how the bed will be pushed against the bottom of the tree:
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anyway, it was so nice meeting and working with lori and her friend/assistant for the week, heidi:

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cuties!

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i'm out for the weekend - going on a quick trip to visit a friend in florida! i will be back monday with some fantastic photos of a room i painted that has been fully decorated. i can't WAIT to show you guys.

8 comments:

  1. It looks great, what a great cause, love all the lovelies that have been donated! Janell

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  2. Awesome that you are donating your talent to such a worthy cause. Can't wait to see the completed room!
    Have fun on your "getaway."
    Cathy

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  3. love love love what you did in Lori's room! And it looks every sweeter in person!! Thanks for your help!

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  4. What a great idea! I work for an affordable housing developer and provider and how I would LOVE to find a few ladies like you to help us create "home" in our community rooms at the apartment buildings that serve formerly homeless individuals! Know anyone in Minneapolis? :)

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  5. Lori's room was great and your painting really added that right touch! Wish I had thought to get you for something :)

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  6. I just saw the mural yesterday and thought it was just the cutest! Great job, Kristen! How did I miss you there all week? :)

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  7. Do you happen to know where the rug was from? I love it!!

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