Today I’m SO excited to share with you design plans for a project I’ve been thinking about and planning for months. For the next 3 weeks I will be doing 2 room makeovers for 3 siblings who were recently adopted by a local family.
These room makeovers are sponsored by The Home Depot. They loved my idea and generously provided gift cards so I could make this happen. I am not being compensated in any way, I wanted to gift everything to this project.
To give a little background, this adopting family attends my church congregation and their biological children (ages 8, 10, 12) have similar ages as mine, so we have been friends for years. I heard this past summer that they were adopting rather suddenly. Three siblings (ages 2, 4, and 5) who have been in foster care for the past 2-3 years were matched with their family, and since their adoption certification was expiring soon they had to make a decision rather quickly. Despite not matching for years previous and starting to give up on the idea, when they heard the news they all prayed and received confirmation that these three little siblings would make their family complete.
The adopted children didn’t bring much with them as you can imagine, so my hope is through these room makeovers I can help provide a beautiful and calming space to relax, play, and enjoy the coming holiday season and beyond together as a new family.
My plan is to have everything done before Thanksgiving.
Here are the before shots:
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So now on to the design plans. There are 3 boys (ages 8, 5, and 2) sharing one room. They all love super heroes so the theme was a no-brainer, especially when I saw some of the decor the room already had.
This design board doesn’t include every single thing that will be in the room, but is more to give you an idea of the direction I’m going in for the room. I wanted a bolder statement wall, while keeping furniture, rug, and lighting versatile and neutral enough so that if their interests change in the future they can still be used. I plan on building a trundle bed, creating a little seating area for reading, and creating some better closet organization.
Now for the girls shared room. The two youngest girls (ages 10 and 4) both love animals and color.
For the design plans, I wanted to create a space that was playful, colorful, but also feminine, so it will appeal to both ages for years to come. I want them to have a space that will also be practical for their mixed interests and storage needs.
They already have the chandelier and beds (which are separated and won’t be bunk style like in the design board), so I’m bringing in some of the colors they already had in their room and adding some custom elements. The main focus for this room will be built-in bookcases and a window seat that I will be building (with help). This room will be more symmetrical around the window, with the beds on either side of the room and wallpaper on all the walls.
For the built-ins, I’m envisioning something similar to this wall by Kelley Nan:
I know this might sound like a crazy ambitious project to tackle right now, with holiday season upon us and having a little 5 month old in tow. Truthfully, I will be enlisting the help of my family and friends to get it done in time. But this year, instead of decorating my home early to inspire you for the holiday season, I’m hoping you can find greater inspiration by serving someone using you the skills you already have. We can all make a difference for the better! I will still decorate for Christmas and share it, but it won’t be before Thanksgiving!
And I have to give credit to my friend Brooke, from Nesting with Grace, who has been gifting room makeovers to friends and strangers the past couple years (but especially this year). She inspired me to find a way to bless someone with my talents.
What do you think of the plans?