I started out a bit backwards with this project. I started accepting donations without having a color scheme in mind, but I think I've finally nailed down some colors that I'm pleased with. These images have helped come up with a palette for the room:
|korut via design for mankind|
|paul de luna|
|(ma + cher)|
|juliana swaney for feed your soul|
I've done my best to narrow down a skeleton color palette (obviously there will be lots of colors with the variety of art that is being donated.) Sherwin Williams is donating paint (WAHOO!), so I've picked a color that I think will work well along side the chalkboard wall that the county has requested. I decided to go with a blue/green/grey because B kept saying that my palette was too "feminine" and since I'm trying to stay gender neutral, I wanted to keep the wall color green or blue.
There is no natural light coming into this room so I'm a little nervous about having one wall be entirely black BUT I think I've secured a white wall decal to help balance the black with the rest of the space.
I cannot tell you what an exciting week this has been! I've really had to get over my shyness and start emailing people I don't know to see if they're interested in helping (scary!). Every time I've gotten a positive response, I can't help but run around and do a little dance and call B saying, "you will not believe what was just donated!"
Here are the items that are on my current wish list for this room:
- toss pillows
- a rug (this is the greatest expense and I'm not sure we can swing it but I'm keeping my fingers crossed)
- a mobile, this one would be perfect
- shelving and/or storage for toys
- a couple of mini chairs for the little ones?
There's still lots to be done! I can't wait to share with you all of the artists and small business that have donated to this project. Until then, don't miss the Fabric & Handle giveaway. I'll be picking a winner Monday morning. Have a great weekend! xo