There were so many people involved in this project I felt it had to be shared on my blog. We recently did a makeover for a single mom and her new 3 month old baby. My friend Nikki saw a post about this single mom needing help. Nikki, being the loving person she is jumped in and brought her food. When Nikki went to her home she noticed that she was sleeping on an air mattress and clothes were in bags on the floor.
I had accidentally shipped some bedding to Nikki’s home for another makeover we are doing this coming week for a nurse. Nikki took it as a sign to ask me if I had any extra bedding for this single mom. After seeing her home and realizing she had nothing, I told Nikki to let me take care of all her furniture and get her all set!
Needless to say Nesting with Grace community showed up! We received over $4k donations for this mama and sweet baby! We used about $400 to stock her kitchen with food. She doesn’t have a washing machine or dryer but does have the ability to hook them up, I told her we would get her those with the donation money! We are also able to buy diapers, baby supplies and groceries!
Here is Ronalds room before! Just shows what a statement rug will do when you see the after….
I asked on my Instagram if anyone had a crib they weren’t using anymore for baby Ronald. Caitlin from @amodernfamilyfarm offered a crib, mattress, rocking chair, lockers, and white sideboard! The giving didn’t end there…
My friend’s Sarah and Joe brought this dresser! It’s so perfect here! From my basement, I gathered up decor pieces to create a simple gallery wall above the dresser.
A last minute shoutout on my instagram had my friend Fern bringing over a changing pad , she stayed and helped to organize his dresser!
Above is Maries bedroom before, blow-up mattress and Ronald in a pack-in-play (we did put the pack-in-play back in her room until she is comfortable putting him in the new crib).
Marie’s mom lives in Haiti and her Dad lives in Canada. She has had some hardships and 3 months ago had her baby boy while living in a shelter. Thankfully, the shelter helped her get back on her feet.
I asked all of you on Instagram to vote on a new bed for her. It was between an iron bed or this green bed. The votes were slightly higher for the green bed (that was my first choice too!) It was meant to be- it came faster in the mail than the iron bed! See the two options below…
Beddy’s Bedding donated this amazing bedding set!!!! We have Beddy’s on all our kids beds and LOVE them so much!! I instinctively reached out to them to donate a queen set, being the amazing company they are – said yes! They wanted to share some love and pass on a coupon code for all of you! 22% OFF- MEMORIALDAY HERE.
Lindsay Letters donated this “Beautiful Dreamer” art! It really made the room! I looked on Lindsay Letters website when I knew we were going to do this makeover, because she is my favorite! The “Beautiful Dreamer” art was just made for the velvet green bed, and for this sweet single mom with dreams of a bright future!
Doesn’t Ronald look so cozy in the bed! Gosh, a nice bed is just heaven! I ordered her THIS mattress because it had great reviews and THIS mattress cover. (I already had that chunky throw from My Blanquil )
The original rug I had planned on the design board was too big for room. Luckily, I had brought a 5×7 outdoor rug that worked perfect!
My friend Robin donated this dresser. We took the top rail off the dresser and painted it with Behr Charcoal Chalk paint.
We brought our swivel chairs because she had no where to sit! We wanted to switch them out anyways for something a different color in our family room. Remember our old coffee table? It got a fresh coat of chalk paint and it looks brand new!
The white sideboard, TV, and dvd player were also donated. That sideboard is a really nice piece of furniture!
Isn’t this little eat-in kitchen so great! We gave her our old marble table and the chairs and locker were both donated from Caitlin @amodernfamilyfarm. We are going to do the washer and dryer on the opposite side of the lockers. The rug is from Boutique Rugs HERE.
Thank you Nikki and Dave for telling us about this sweet mama and baby. This project started from a simple “lets get this mom a comfy bed and off the floor” to basically furnishing her entire apartment. So many people wanted to give! A HUGE thank you and shout out to my Nesting with Grace community for stepping up with donations, especially during this time of COVID and the struggles and hurdles it has brought on. You all truly spread so much love and joy!