Room Service Atlanta: Girl’s Cottage Complete

Happy Memorial Day weekend!  I hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend and remember the veterans we are celebrating with this holiday.  It’s been beautiful in Georgia this week and we’ve made more progress on the porch which I’ll show you soon!

We finally finished up the girl’s cottage at the United Methodist Children’s Home, which was Room Service Atlanta’s spring project this year.   Lori, Angela, and I, worked together just as we did last fall on the boy’s cottage.  We had a little extra time on this project and things went pretty smoothly, although there is still lots of worked involved to coordinate a whole suite transformation like this one. We are very happy with the way it turned out and couldn’t have done it without lots of donations from companies that we all work with.

Let me remind you where this project started. This is how it looked when we first walked into the room:


And here is the AFTER!  Ahhh, much better, don’t you think?! 

girls cottage room AFTER

One of my sponsors, Payless Décor generously donated the bamboo blinds which really made this room so much better and Angela installed them. The shades are the same ones I have in my house, Tibet.


Again, here’s the Before…..



We found some of these fabrics donated from Award Fabrics and the accent punch of pink and orange fabric from Lewis and SheronAngela Thee graciously donated her sewing time for us. Rug came from Rugs USA.


We painted thrifted items and repurposed many things that we all had at home, to bring this room together.  It was fun seeing it all come together and looking beautiful.  That’s a thriftstore lamp above that Angela painted navy blue and that sweet little painting was one of the pieces we found in the thriftstore at UMCH.


All the fabrics worked together to bring a much needed punch of color to the room.  We thought this palette would be great for a young woman 18-21, who might end up in this room.  These young women are on the verge of adulthood and we are excited that they will have a nice place to stay.

bedroom to bathroom

Looking towards the small kitchen, into the bathroom, it’s totally changed from the Before.  Adding all the texture and color makes a world of difference.

bookcase and chair

Angela donated that bookcase as well as that cute chair and the pink side table came from Homegoods.  Lamp is thrifted.

table and art

Talented Angela also donated one of her larger paintings for the space and it really fills up that wall with color very nicely. Table is from Ikea.


Here’s a reminder of where the kitchen started….

kitchen sink

We were so happy that Glidden donated four gallons of paint–Polished Limestone on the walls and White on White on the trim and bathroom/kitchen walls.  Gainesville Paint donated four gallons of Benjamin Moore paint–white ceiling paint and Bold Blue for the doors and kitchen cabinets.  We so appreciate all the help with paint, since we all know that paint makes a world of difference.

Another big shout-out to Moen, for donating the faucet. They always come through for projects like this!  And Karran, generously donated the countertop (Concrete from Formica) and the integrated sink to us, which made such a difference in this little kitchen.

kitchen to bathroom

Amazing what some well-placed accessories can do.  Pink striped paint in the bathroom courtesy of Sherwin Williams. What a fun little accent that is!

kitchen shelf

The white shelf is one of my old ones and I’m happy to see it put to good use, as well as the blue plates.

kitchen cabinets

The navy blue with antique brass pulls really add to this kitchen, don’t you think?

shower curtain

Angela found this pretty Greek key shower curtain at JC Penney (Jonathan Adler) and it’s perfect in here.

pink stripe (2)

And the pink stripe behind the sink helps to add some much needed color.  I’ll be back later this week to show how I did that one.

So, that’s the project this time around.  I know you’ll agree that seeing a space go from blah to fabulous is such a rewarding thing to watch.  I love how any space can be improved upon with some elbow grease, paint, and imagination and this space is living proof of that concept!

There’s a wrap party at Mitchell Gold again this time on Thursday, June 6th and you are all invited to attend.  Here’s the particulars, I hope to be there again. Mitchell Gold is a sponsor of Room Service and has always been so supportive of the efforts.


The Charles Emerson Jewelry giveaway winner has been announced!

If you need a little summer entertaining inspiration, click on over to My Way Home, where I’m sharing ideas on outdoor living and porches!


- Rhoda


  1. WOW- what a transformation. It looks beautiful!

  2. Rhoda, It looks fantastic. What a great transformation! Amanda

  3. BamaCarol says:

    Wow, sophisticated and playful and perfect for someone transitioning to young adulthood. I love seeing how this is taken from blah to beautiful with donations and trift store finds and a lot of hard work. Looking forward to more details, Rhoda! Have a wonderful Memorial Day and looking forward to hearing more about that porch.

  4. pam clark says:

    Wonderful make-over!!! love that over dyed rug in pink.

  5. The tranformation is truly amazing. Some young woman is going to be overjoyed with her apt. I love the pops of color and it’s amazing what paint can do. Love the kitchen and how generous of Angela, you and all the companies with their donations.

    I love seeing bloggers share their time and talent with others, your blog is more than just fixing up your home, it’s your generisoty of spirt that keeps your blog #1 on my list. That and your cute family!

  6. Rhoda,
    I so admire how you put your talents to work for such a good cause! The color scheme would lift the spirits of any young lady who needs a transitional living space.

  7. Nancy Carroll says:

    What a great thing to do! Love your color combinations. That daybed and pink rug are awesome!

  8. Judy Clark says:

    What a beautiful space for those girls to enjoy. You ladies are amazing!

  9. Just wonderful Rhoda! You all did an amazing job.

  10. What a wonderful transformation! I especially love the cheerful colors!

  11. WOW, you gals did an amazing job. So sophisticated! Love the color choices, such a refreshing change.

  12. Wow, you are magic!! The girls will love the bright colors.

  13. Wow, I am blown away by the transformation, Rhoda! You ladies did an amazing job- the before was horrendous, and now it’s a place anyone would feel blessed to live in!

  14. Mel Rill says:

    What a beautiful transformation, not just the spaces, but the lives. Spaces like this remind these ladies that they deserve MORE, that they are worthy of more than discarded pieces of this and that. You transformed more than a room. You transformed their perception of their worth. Brings a tear to my eyes. Great job!

  15. What a beautiful job. A beautiful space to live in will give these young ladies such comfort.

  16. Wow, it looks amazing and it’s going to be such a comforting and happy place for a girl to be while she starts a new life! She will feel the love that you put into it, and she will feel loved and valued. It’s a wonderful thing for you and the others, giving your time and talents, and materials to help these young women!
    You make such a difference in their lives! God bless you!

  17. Lady Delores LeBoeuf says:

    WOW, BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL, transformation beyond words and such a worthy cause……..BRAVO to you all, Love & Blessings to you/yours…….

  18. Thank you for loving these young women and putting your faith into action. Blessings!

  19. Such a beautiful transformation and beautiful thing to do for the girls who will live there. They will surely feel Blessed by your work.

  20. Linda Coleman says:

    Beautiful job!

  21. What a wonderful transformation, and what a great project to support! =)

  22. Ann Nell says:

    What a wonderful job you ladies have done. Who wouldn’t be thrilled with this suite !!!

  23. It looks fabulous. What a blessing you all created.


  25. How utterly awesome did this area turn out!

  26. I love the transformation!! Some girl is going to feel very special to live there!! Great work!!

  27. Connie McCallum says:

    The place looks so fresh and young women will love it. You ladies are angels to do this.

  28. Great job. The Rooms are Beautiful will make a huge impact spiritually and emotionally

  29. That looks so cute! I envy whoever gets to live there.

  30. How wonderful. I can tell y’all put your heart and soul into this project. I’d love to be a part of something like this one day. Thank you for sharing you time, gifts and talents!

  31. Terri Brooks says:

    That is amazing and such a wonderful way to use your talent. Congratulations on an awesome job! Thanks for sharing with us.

  32. Wonderful job!!! You have a such a giving heart.

  33. Rhoda, this project turned out beautifully! What a fun project to work on! I hope it will bring many days of happiness to some young ladies who need a bright spot in their day. You are awesome!

  34. What a gift for some young woman to call this “home”, if only for a little while. Beautiful work, ladies!

  35. What an incredible makeover, you have done the most amazing job, I think you all need a pat on the back, they must be thrilled with the results.

    I especially love that pink rug and off to look at the website now.

    Congratulations on this achievement Rhoda.

    Lee 🙂

  36. WOW!!! What a jaw dropping transformation Rhoda! I love it 🙂

  37. Everything about this is gorgeous! I love all the colors and furniture you all brought in. Amazing work!!!

  38. Beautiful! Pinned to the BHG board

  39. Beautiful transformation and what a great way to give back! You have a good heart!

  40. Wow, Rhoda! This cottage turned out so pretty, Rhoda! Can’t believe the transformation! Love all the colorful touches.

  41. Remarkable job,it would be terrific to se more things like this


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