Kimbo's Wish is an organization dedicated to granting a wish to children and their families faced with a terminal illness. When Founder, Christen Hankins contacted me to give Huntington, TN resident, Miss Morgan Fuller her wish of a dream bedroom I could not resist the opportunity.
I chose to work with Morgan, because while faced with her own adversity she selflessly raised $8,000 for other children through the Make A Wish Foundation to help other children faced with her own condition achieve their dreams. Morgan's dream was to have a bedroom that did not remind her of a hospital room. Morgan requested grey walls, black trim and pink doors. Mike Measley of M & M Construction kindly volunteered his team to repaint Morgans bedroom for me. During my initial consultation with her she expressed her dream to go to cosmetology school, and her need for space to do her artwork.
Morgan had several pieces of furniture including a desk that belonged to her father when he was a child, and a dresser drawer set. Morgan and her dad enjoyed repainting these pieces of furniture to give them a new unique style. A little Father/Daughter DIY time, a fresh coat of paint and new hardware updated these family pieces to reflect Morgan's flair. We repurposed the bedroom adjacent to Morgan's bedroom to become a dream walk in wardrobe. A previously unused room became a brand new walk in closet, complete with Morgan's very own "beauty bar." An adjustable bar stool was donated for Morgan to practice her hair and beauty techniques on her friends a family. Two clothes racks provided ample room for Morgan to see her stylish wardrobe, and collection of scarves and head bands.
By storing the clothing and other items in her new wardrobe, Morgans room was left simple, and clean. The space is now free of any clutter leaving room to rest, rejuvenate and get creative with her artwork!
A huge heart felt thank you to Kimbo's wish for including us in this special project. And our thanks to everyone who came out to volunteer on the day of, we couldn't have done it without you! Thank you to all of those who donated their funds, time and resources to accomplish this one day room redecoration project!