Nice to meet you.
So happy it’s May and there’s sunshine and birds tweeting and cows lowing and crickets chirping and we’re having a fish fry in the country.
The fish fry is to celebrate our new re-furbished and re-painted and re-made over and re-furnished community center.
I can’t say thank you enough to Sherwin-Williams all the volunteers and individuals who helped to make this possible.
Ready for a little before and after?
Let’s remember where we started.
Here’s the outside before.
Are you ready?
Can we pause just for a moment to celebrate where we’ve been?
Because now it looks like….
It’s been power-washed and scrubbed and the entire outside has been cleaned.
The brick planters have been reworked and filled with new soil and plants and mulch.
The door has been painted the prettiest shade of red called SW 6594 Poinsettia.
And there’s new furniture from Wayfair and pillows and planters and ferns and it’s a party waiting to happen.
Now let’s open the door and move inside.
There’s a large central hall that needed to be kept neutral because it’s used for a variety of things.
Like weddings and meetings and festivals and community get-togethers.
And fish frys.
Here’s the before.
This is what it looked like when we started.
I chose a similar color to the existing wall color. It was just a little richer and opened up the space just a little bit.
And it’s one of my favorites.
SW 6155 Rice Grain.
We painted the entire room and the trim and cleaned it all up a little bit.
And now the space looks like this.
But why settle for reworking the main space and the outside when you have an office that needs cleaning and organizing.
It used to be used for meetings.
And then it turned into a storage space.
When we started the process the office looked like this.
Then it was cleaned and organized and we painted a vintage bench and added a rug and accessories and storage units from Wayfair.
It looks like this.
It was one of the most amazing makeovers I’ve ever had the privilege to participate in.
And as we painted we laughed and talked and ate yummy sandwiches together and told stories and the work didn’t even seem like work.
It seemed like fun.
And together we gave the community center so much more than a fresh coat of paint.
We gave it creativity and organization and joy and hope.
We started with a can of paint.
But we ended with gallons of friendship. 🙂
PS I just wanted to give a shout out to both Sherwin Williams and Wayfair for helping with this community project. All the outdoor furniture and the storage units were provided by Wayfair and they add so much to the make-over.
PPS If you want to see the entire community center makeover process. Here’s a fun video I put together.
disclaimer: This post and makeover was sponsored by Sherwin-Williams as a part of National Painting Week 2016.
.All opinions on the process and the makeover are my own.
Please see my disclosure page for more information.