4.29.2011

ROOM SERVICE ATLANTA: Day 5 (The Reveal!)

On the way home, I began to sing a song that went a little like this

“I never would have made it. I never could have made it without you”

That’s exactly how I feel right now. 

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Because of you, I was able to help this family and many more by creating a more inviting space

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Because of you, I was able to create a more soothing environment for probably a very stressed mother

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Because of you

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She now has something as simple as a nightstand and lamp

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(dang I forgot to take the plastic off)

In the picture frame, that is actually a paper napkin I found at IKEA!

Because of you guys, this mom of four gets to come “home” to a room that’s not jammed pack and cluttered

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but to a space that is more organized

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(Phyllis, Hiromi, AprilDenise, Me)

Thank you so much to my partners in crime through this experience

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My sister in law Hiromi and my new reader, Phyllis was AMAZING! They helped out so much.  Like seriously, if it wasn’t for their hands, mine would have had to be thrown away afterwards! Thanks ladies!

Also, just to give you an idea of what I was worried about early in the week, the storage solution was something that I just couldn’t fix

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We had storage containers EVERYWHERE!

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But at the end of the day, we still had a lot more of the family’s belongings that had to go back into the room…

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There’s April again!

But over all, I am beyond happy with how the roomed turned out.  It’s a lot better than how it started

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I hope you guys aren’t tired of hearing about this project.  I have about two more posts to do.  I want to highlight the rest of the AMAZING people who donated to this project and talk about a few of my favorite spaces!

So, what do you think?!

30 comments:

Tricia said...

BRAVO!!! It looks great! It looks like a room instead of a storage closet. The plastic containers and that dresser made a huge difference. I hope this family feels a little more relaxed this evening...and I hope you do too! You did a great job, Lakeitha!

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

The space really is so much more welcoming, I see how you did your best to bring in organization and order while making it a beautiful space for this family. I'm glad you stuck with it and saw the project through to the end, who said taking on worthwhile projects would ever be easy, huh?! Janell

lisa said...

It looks great!! I bet they love it!

Karena said...

Oh I am so proud that you took this on! How great for this mother! A labor of love and caring!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Last few days to Come and enter my very Fashionable Giveaway from the French Basketeer!

A Vintage Vine said...

Great job!! I have been following Sherry Hart in her makeover there...Somehow I missed you were involved...you did a great job! How wonderful that you ladies did this..FYI, loved your contribution for HOF...Janell and all of you did a great job on that premier issue!

BetterthanBeauty said...

It looks great you guys did an awesome job!!!So proud of you!!!

SHERRY HART said...

Lakeitha! Girl...what a great job you did...pulling it out of your *** [fill in the blank] at the last minute. I love it seriously...I know deep down your family is thrilled. Probably the best thing anyone has ever done for them. Angel wings for you.....

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

What a great space.
I know they will enjoy it.
So excited for this step in your career.



Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting

Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design said...

Great job! I think you pulled it off wonderfully and I know the family will love their new space!

La Monica said...

It looks great! I love that you gave the mom's bead a headboard and I know she's lovin' every minute of her nightstand, lamp and framed paper napkin (so cute btw).

And the kids I'm sure love their new duvets and that rug is perfect. Such a wonderful transformation. I can't imagine how excited the family was to see the final reveal. Thanks for sharing this project w/us. You done good Lakeitha! I see this being the first of many great projects to come for you. :o)

Tonia said...

Hey Lady!! The space is much more inviting. It's wonderful to help others in their time of need. I'm proud of you that you didn't give up and pressed forward. Kudos to you! This is preparing you for something greater.
Chic Modern Vintage

Mother of Vein of Galen Survivor said...

Didn't expect anything LESS! You rose to the occassion like a Queen! The steps of a righteous man are ordered by GOD! So it's no coincidence that everyone around you poured and sewed seeds into you for this honorable project! Your only a LEADER if someone is following you. WEL DONE!

Nancy said...

Just wonderful.

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

GREAT job, Lakeitha! Your room was one of the most dramatic transformations for sure. It looks great and I know the residents are going to be thrilled. Congratulations!

Mae said...

congratulations!! it looks amazing! i hope the family loves the work you've done for them. brilliant idea with the paper napkin, too!

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

You did great! I'm sure they'll love this - it feels so much more like a home now. God bless your heart and all your hardwork! If I lived closer I'd definitely be in there helping with my sleeves rolled up :) I'm seriously so inspired by this whole project!

Kathysue said...

Laekitha, this looks so wonderful, I can tell a great deal of work, thought and planning went into this space. Kudos to your design and to your team of workers, Amazing sweetie and what lucky family to have had you for their designer!! xo Kathysue

Shannon said...

Great Job! You did a wonderful job of creating a welcoming space. Thank you for your dedication.

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Congratulations, the room looks wonderful. I love your choice of colors for the space and how clean and simple the design is, perfect for not adding visual clutter.

autumn said...

great job! it's so great to see you honing your skills and making a family happy at the same time.
it turned out crisp and fun!

AprilDenise said...

Lakeitha I must say that through all of of the ups and downs, tears and tissues the room turned out just beautiful!!

That blue on the wall is just stunning!! I'm glad I was there to help you through the process.. Thanks again to your sister-in law... Sorry sweetie I still can't pronounce right :(!!

Mrs. Chic said...

You did a great job!!! Everything looks so nice - the wall color, the moms personal space! i'm sure they were so happy to come home to a more organized space that had lots of personalty! :)

Angela said...

The room is gorgeous. Good job!

angela | the painted house said...

WOW!!! I know from being your next-door neighbor down the hall that you worked your tail off in this room! What a fabulous after!

(And so good to finally meet you!)

Tia Brumbelow said...

The room looks fantastic and I think you did such a great job even though you had some challenges. This is such a great cause and Can't wait to see more =)

Brandi said...

You and your team did a beautiful job Lakeitha! You should be proud of all that you accomplished in such a short amount of time. I'm sure the family loves it! I love the space you created for the mother. It's like a room within a room!!!

Kristen said...

looks great! it was so nice to meet you, hope to see you next time around!: )

LindsB said...

Its amazing, you should be sooo proud of yourself! I bet this mom is over the moon with her new space!

Rene said...

Because of YOU this room looks much more welcoming! Great job Lakeitha! It must have been fun to be there with all of the great ladies too.

Lori said...

LaKeitha, this space is just amazing, especially when you consider where you started and what you had to deal with! Such a great job!