Dream Fulfilled

Mom described her dream to the volunteer design team -- a home with a little glamour and an old school "art deco" feel. The Furnish with Love designers enthusiastically combed through the warehouse on a mission, pulling out a mirrored vanity stool, a nightstand with silver legs, a gorgeous slipper chair, and piling up their finds in preparation for moving day. Some creative bargain shopping ensued for curtain panels, drapery hardware, new bedding, and other finishing touches.

On install day, all the furnishings made it to the apartment by 10:00 AM, and seven volunteers worked at a fast clip to turn the dream into reality by 4:30 PM when the family returned. Mom and daughter were ushered upstairs and walked through their newly-decorated home in awe, touching new items and seeing their familiar things in a new light. Beaming, Mom said her vision had been brought to life. For Furnish with Love volunteers, those are the sweetest words.

Design by Mellissa Craig and Shakia Jones
Partner Agency: City of Refuge