Sunday School Re-Do

Hello dear readers! Sorry it’s been so long since my last post, the past week has been rough around here. Unfortunately, we had to say goodbye to an incredibly talented, bright, kind young man from our church. However, I’m thankful for the hope I have of seeing him again one day! We love and miss you Chase!

For those of you who may not know, Jordan works as the assistant pastor of our church. So, a couple months ago we decided it was time to give our Sunday School department a fresh new look! We’re very fortunate to have a nice, beautiful building to call our church, but the Sunday School definitely needed some new life breathed into it. Everything was white. Dark trim, white walls. Not the worst thing in the world, but not exactly something that gets kids excited to come to church every week either. So, with the help of several dedicated helpers (thank you all so much!), we set out to spruce things up!

This is the main stairwell leading up to the Sunday School rooms. We wanted this to be bright and fun, something the kids would really like. We painted this main wall using Valspar’s Twilight Meadow (all the paint we used was Valspar). You can see a little bit at the top that we painted the adjoining walls a nice cheery yellow called Hint of Honey. After we had the majority of the painting done, we also primed and painted all the baseboards and trim white which took F-O-R-ever. {Sidenote: sorry I don’t have more pictures of this whole process, but this was done way before I started blogging} After that gargantuan task was completed, we tackled some of the stenciling. Bascially, I found images that I liked online which we then projected onto the wall and traced by hand using pencil. We then filled it in using black paint. It really didn’t take as much time as I thought it would. We plan to also add a scripture on this wall up to the right of the hot air balloons.

This is the main hallway after you come up the stairs. My hubby saw a stencil kind of like this when we were browsing an Ashley furniture store, so he snapped a quick pic on his iPhone and then came back and free handed all of this on the wall! As the project progressed, he ended up free handing the majority of the stencils we did. He’s so talented! The color we used for this hallway was called London Coach. I LOVE how it turned out. It’s gray with just a hint of lavender undertones. I think it would be so pretty in a nursery (NOT that we’ll be decorating one anytime soon..don’t get any ideas Mom).

This is more of the hubs’ mad skills at work in the boys bathroom. He’s our little rollerblader dude! The color we used on the walls is Prairie Dance and the color we used for the stencils is called Celery.

This stencil is also in the long hallway. We quickly found out that painting on words/scriptures is definitely the most time consuming and frustrating part of this project. But it  looks really nice once it’s done!

I think this is one of my favorite things we did! It’s in our toddler classroom, and it’s just SO adorable! We’re planning to still add a scripture underneath the heart-bubbles when we work up the courage to take on stenciling more words.

This is another one of the stencils in the hallway that hubby did. Isn’t the little owl so cute?! Don’t mind the little black paint drip on the white trim, it’s fixed now 🙂

This is in our 5th & 6th grade class. The walls are a pale blue (sorry I can’t remember the exact name). We have some pretty awesome plans for this classroom. We had one of our church members donate a bunch of old equipment used to make one of those fancy indoor rock-climbing walls. So we plan to mount the hand and foot holds on this wall so the kids can feel like they’re climbing the mountain! Now we’re not planning to put them all the way up the wall (safety first!), and of course we’ll only mount them to studs in the wall. And we’ll still probably get some safety mats to put underneath..you can never be too careful!

We’ve done a few other things that I don’t have pictures of, and we still have a few more things to add. I’ll give you guys another update when it’s all complete!

And again, I just wanna thank all of our wonderful church folk that helped on this project. We couldn’t have done it without you!!

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May 17, 2011. Life.

3 Comments

  1. Nannette replied:

    Wow Dacia! Love the finished project! And still lovin’ the blog!

  2. Sue Elkins replied:

    Love all the artwork!! Child with heart bubbles is my fav…..what a fun Sunday School area!!

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