Monday, July 2, 2012

Fantastic House Bed

I recently had the pleasure of working with a family who has a daughter with special needs.  Kendall has Angelman's Syndrome and for her health and safety, she needs to be confined to her bed overnight.  Because she outgrew her crib, her parents needed her to have a fun and loving place to sleep without it seeming like she was in a cage.  

The family had carpenter friends who were able to build them this amazing house bed.  Pretty cool, huh?  It houses a twin sized bed, ventilation fan, and is equipped with all of Kendall's overnight medical needs.  

Kendall's dad base coated the house.  A ton of work!

 One of the carpenter friends knew me, so he contacted me to come in and paint the fun, decorative stuff.  I painted the stoop to look like stone and roses growing up the chimney.  


The dormer windows are removable, but for now feature a bird and a sleeping calico cat.


There is an actual flower box (they plan to fill with silk flowers) that sits below a dog greeting all visitors.  There is even a side storage closet that I painted with a topiary tree.


 The finished product!

Her initials on the front door finish the look and the house is absolutely charming!  An amazing project for an amazing little girl!


Thanks for looking!