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Check out this Amazing room transformation!

During the first week of June 2009, I had some extra time and wanted to donate some art to my son's school.
The nurse's office at his school, Richfield Stem Elementary, was the perfect candidate. The walls were tired and dingy, an off white that was pretty beat up. The nurse and the principal wanted a space that was cheerful and colorful, preferably with some plant imagery.

The room required a base coat of fresh paint, so I painted two walls light blue and two walls light purple. After that was complete and dry, I made two large squares of darker shades of purple and blue.

Third, I drew (very lightly) the plant and vine shapes on the walls.

On the areas of the darker blue and purple, I painted in the plant shapes with a lighter shade of paint. On the areas where the paint was the lighter shade, I painted in the plants and vines with darker shades. This created the "positive/negative" effect.

Finally I painted the trim in the room a bright apple green. I remember thinking "Nothing makes me happier than the combination of purple, blue and green" (I'm dorky like that).

The color and the large shapes gave the room a fresh, playful feel. It was definitely cheerful, and the nurse (and the other teachers in the school) were very pleased with the result.

I can paint a room like this for you--affordably!

One wall with the purples, one wall in the blue shades, and incorporate your child's name into the design, all for $650. (doesn't include painting the trim). I can get this project done--from initial meeting to finish in about four days.

6 comments (Add your own)

1. Lori wrote:
Wow! What an amazing transformation! What a difference that must make to the kids when they need to go to the nurse. The colors and the plants provide a calming background for the students. MUCH better than boring, ugly white. I'd love something like this in my home.

Mon, February 27, 2012 @ 11:31 AM

2. Bret wrote:
I love how the colors change as the plants transition from one wall to the next. Awesome before and after shots!

Mon, February 27, 2012 @ 4:19 PM

3. Pamela wrote:

Mon, February 27, 2012 @ 9:16 PM

4. Christi wrote:
This is such a transformation - what a happy place for kids - and how wonderful to donate your time, Lisa. Beautiful!

Tue, February 28, 2012 @ 7:28 PM

5. Holly wrote:
I love the "after"! The colors look GREAT together! The whole room is very relaxing and comforting! Good job!

Thu, March 1, 2012 @ 8:53 AM

6. Bob wrote:
I've noticed that the color and general feel of a room can affect my mood and ambition level. I would think that having places in schools look less institutional and more kid friendly, would certainly be appreciated by the school's staff.

Sat, March 3, 2012 @ 7:16 AM

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