Sam’s room II

July 16, 2010 at 5:47 pm 4 comments

I spoke with Annie (Sam’s mommy) and she stated that Sam loves bright colors and loves to pull and touch tiny threads on her pillows (trim); she also stated he loves to tear paper into tiny pieces.  I read about that being part of a calming action for their hands while their mind takes a rest.  I can understand, I wish my mind would rest at night when I am ready to sleep.  I am always going over the things I still have on my list and adding to it as I close my eyes.  Most of the articles I have read spoke about keeping the room calm and void of bright colors.  Soft blues, greens and soft whites seem to be the palettes that I kept finding on the internet.  I had decided to go with sea-foam greens and blues in different values trying to keep it masculine at the same time.  After all Sam is a big boy even though his minds age is kindergarden.  I happen to be in one of our local second-hand stores (one of my favorite let’s make a deal kind of place) and found this lovely chenille bedspread with tassel twisted link trim.  The chenille was pulled through the white cotton background in a wave like pattern.  Not to busy in the pattern with perfect colors in the teal blue leaning toward sea foam green and a darker green that reminded me of a dark brussel sprout.  I checked it out carefully looking for stains or missing chenille but it was in perfect condition…..SOLD.  Immediately I noticed the perfect piece of fabric I could use for pillow shams.  It was the exact match to my dark brussel sprout.  Amazing finds price and color (thank you Lord) off I went to checkout.  I headed to the paint store to do some color matching of my treasure.  I chose all different values from light to bright of the blue and green giving Annie and Sam many for a favorite.   I made a phone call to Annie and headed to Green Street with my treasures of the successful hunt to get their approval.  Annie was thrilled with the bedspread and Sam just kept touching it.  He loved the little strings hanging down on the trim.  That will keep his interest for a long time and his smile was my thank you its lovely from him without a word being spoken.  Annie and I made a few selections of paint color that she could live with and then we ask Sam to choose his favorite.  Sam immediately knew his favorite by touch, a large smile and a moan we knew his choice.  Annie and I were thrilled it is the same one we wanted too! I am starting a kitchen, painting cabinets, and dining room job on Monday.  Sam’s room will have to hold for a week.  I will be able to purchase the paints, make the shams, shop for curtains, and a beanbag after that. Deborah


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Sam’s room

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  • 1. annie-sam mom  |  July 18, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    My dearest friend Deborah,

    Your comments about my son Sam brought tears to my eyes. I love you very much.


    • 2. uandihomedecoratingandstaging  |  July 22, 2010 at 1:40 pm

      You are a very special woman and I am so happy that God brought you and Sam into my life. I too was a single mother for many years and many people would help me out from time to time. It was a blessing for me and now it is my turn to be a blessing. You are very deserving and I love you too! Sam is such a joy Annie….the look on your face when you talk to him…the love just shines through your eyes for him and his love for you is very apparent with his smiles and gleam. You have made a wonderful difference in his life. His life is happy and full of love because of you. Are you ready to start painting his room next week? Deborah

  • 3. June  |  July 29, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Deborah, your description is beautifully wriiten. Your well thought-out points pertaining to Sam’s Autism and the action you had taken when decorating his room is certain to be appreciated in the Autism community and beneficial for Sam.

  • 4. uandihomedecoratingandstaging  |  July 30, 2010 at 1:41 am

    Thank you June. I was helped by many when I was raising Brandi as a single parent. It is my turn to be a blessing as so many were too me. D


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