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Monday, August 25, 2014

School Music Room Makeover


I recently shared this little sneak-peek of our school's music room makeover with my fabulous Facebook followers, and from just this little pic, so many of you commented, texted and emailed the sweetest compliments.  And I just wanted to say--I'm so glad you like it!  I finally took the time to get the rest of the pics together and I'm really excited to share them today.





When my friend, the music teacher, asked me if I had any ideas for updating this room, I took a look at the blank canvas we had and to work with and started dreaming of bold.







Large graphics and color-blocked walls can be very appealing elements for kids' spaces, so that became our plan.  Since the room has no natural light coming in, I wanted to choose a light wall color for the majority of the room, so we went with a very pale gray (Sherwin William's Passive) for three of the walls, with a nice, rich purple (Sherwin William's Concord Grape) for a couple of accent walls.  

A custom piano-key wall covering is the first thing that greets you when you enter the room so there's no mistaking the theme.








The front of the room is now covered with a stream of swirling notes, made from black vinyl cut into decals. (See below for source for the graphics in this room.)  I love how the notes look like they're tumbling right out of the piano.












The large black sign is also a custom piece inspired by a line from the old hymn , "Come Thou Fount of Every Blesssing", by Robert Robinson.  Both the black background and the letters are made from a special plastic material.  The letters were router-cut and mounted for a 3-D result.














This was a simple, uncomplicated design plan, but I think it makes a huge difference in the room.  I'm very happy with how it all turned out.  My friend now has a place in which to work that inspires her, and as a result, the kids in our school (including my own), will benefit even more from her talent and teaching!  


I think even Bach and Mozart approve.  Trust me--those faces are screaming ecstatic.  I hope you like it, too!





The graphics in this room were designed, produced, and provided by High Resolutions, Inc.  They ship to anywhere and offer a huge range of products and services.  Click here to visit their site and contact them if you'd like to to know more about how they can help you with custom graphics like these.

TDC Before and After




6 comments:

  1. What a wonderful music room. What a blessing to teach where you can also sing and teach about God.

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    1. Thank you, Nancy! And, yes, it definitely is a blessing to have that privilege!

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  2. Hi Julie, I'm stopping by from the Before and After party. Wow, what a beautiful place you've created! The perfect space for learning and being creative, Love it!

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    1. Aww! Thanks, Cristina! So glad you like it!

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  3. This looks amazing! I'm a church music director and I love these ideas. I will be adapting some of them for our choir room.

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    1. That's wonderful! So glad you were inspired :)

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I love hearing from each of you and will do my best to respond! Thanks so much for stopping by. So glad you're here!