Creating Beautiful Bedrooms for Children to Thrive

An Energetic 10 Year Old Gets a Very Different Space


This young fellow was sleeping on two box springs topped by a mattress that was for his sibling in another room.  He had a dresser but no desk or chair.  The old electrical outlets needed replacing.


His bedroom door was broken and and missing its door knob.  The latex paint in this room had been applied over oil based paint without first applying a layer of primer.  The top layer was peeling badly.



Our first day in this room was spent peeling, sanding and priming the walls and trim.  Next we painted the walls his chosen colour of blue and used a fresh white for the trim.  We found a new door and knob at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore.  A donated mate’s bed provided both a solid bed frame and storage space in the drawers beneath.  He also got his own mattress, a new sheet set, comforter, pillow and a hand knit throw.

This boy’s mom was applying for a refurbished computer for her son, so we brought him a computer desk and a chair.  We also gave him lots of school supplies and books on topics he enjoys.