Thursday, August 13, 2015

Design on Dime

This Post is especially for the Brothers at Bethel.
I felt so privileged to be given the task to
update the stage area back in 2008-09.

Working with the already established color palate of 
Berry, Gray and Honey Oak and a modest budget 
of a thousand dollars,
 I started figuring what could be done.
With so much that was already Berry and Gray 
I decided to warm it up with the honey oak gold tones.
This is what the stage area looked like before and
 below is what it looks like after some of the changes. 
I tried to come up with something that would be 
classy yet contemporary because of the style of furniture.
Which was not in the budget to change.
I am happy to say we came well under budget 
due to the generous donations of
drapery hardware, sewing labor, and
installation labor of the curtain panels
and the hanging of the art work
from some very special people I work with.
(Not affiliated with our congregation.)
 This beautiful console table I had picked out
for the project was donate some time
later by a couple from our hall.
Over time I was able to make a few 
Silk flower arrangements for the stage area.
The yearly text sign was recently changed 
by the brothers
to accommodate the drop down screen.
 Also all the re-upholstery work was done
by two brothers at no charge.

There are a few more things I would like to do.
But that will have to wait.

Working with in the same budget for the
New Mother's room this is what I
 was able to accomplish with some help.

Like this Mural where the floor to
 ceiling bookcase and file cabinets once stood.
Leaving a very large blank wall space
 and no floor trim.

I suggest to the brothers I could do
a floor to ceiling mural.
That it would look more like it was planed that
way as appose to an after thought.
An art acquaintance, not affiliated with our congregation
 helped me with the mural and we were able
 to get it done in few days.
The brothers helped with cutting the wood trim
 which I custom finished to go with the
silver frames I had picked out for these 
pretty art prints a sister donated
I also gave this 
old brown baby changer a face lift 
and painted it to match the room.
another arrangement by me for the counter
to go with the art prints. 
Trees from the stage found a new home in  here.
Both of the rockers for the Mom's 
were also donated.

Jehovah provides.

I gladly donated all my design time and labor 
Seven years later and it seem to be 
holding up quite well.


Katherine Thompson said...

Your love and labor was highly appreciated! Everything you did added so much warmth and a feelingof comfort to our hall. It's cute to see some of those little baby faces that are now grown up! Wow time flys, or flies???? Any way, nto the bug! haha

Terri said...

Thanks Katherine. I know I just sent Angelia's the picture with little Greg who is not so little anymore. Amazing what 7 years can do.