A Special Room Makeover for a Special Needs Child

Every child is special in Gods eyes.  I’ve been blessed with an amazing opportunity to  paint it forward for children with disabilities. In 2016 I started a nonprofit organization called “Paint For Children”,  were people in the community volunteer their time and talent to transform rooms for children with disabilities. This is a gift fora little girl who has undergone 39 surgeries before her 8th birthday.

Meet Ivana

Meet Ivana Gonzalez a beautiful 8 year old little girl that suffers from Apert syndrome. Apert syndrome is a generic disorder that causes abnormal development of the skull,distorted shape of the head and face, and other birth defects. About one in 65,000 babies are born with Apert syndrome. Ivana has already undergone 39 surgeries for her head, hands, feet, nose and other parts of her body to help her live a comfortable life. Paint For Children wanted to bless her with a room makeover to help her forget everything she is going through and give her a space she can call her own.

This is Ivana’s room before the transformation.  The goal was to turn the her little girl room into a big girls room. Ray Mayo with New Life Creative Painting,  Michelle Renner with Palm Beach Artisanand Cheryl Phan with Artzyfartzycreations.Com volunteered their time and talent to create a space that will bring joy and inspiration to Ivana for many years to come.


Dresser BeforeDresser After

We where very fortunate to have furniture donated to us by Kay Tonini,  owner of Vintage  Journey Market. As you cans we took the outdated dresser and transformed it into the adorable pink dresser. I love to repurpose furniture.

Nightstand After
Nightstand After


The nightstands where also refinished to match the dresser.

Chalk Paint


I used chalk paint. It’s fast and easy and doesn’t need a lot of prep.

Distress -after painting

Then I distressed it, to give it a shabby chic look.

Wallpaper DresserApply wallpaper

Wallpaper was added to the front drawers and lined on the sides to give it that extra touch.


A couple of girly accessories highlighted the corner wall.

Feather lamp

This is my favorite. I hot glued a boa to a lamp shade for some extra Glam. I think this was her favorite thing in the room.

Girly Girl Room

Thanks to Ray, our amazing artist for creating this beautiful mural. on the wall.

The room was painted with a soft pink and wrapped with purple stripes below the chair rail.

Pock-A-Dots and Swirls dance around the entire top half of the room and pretty dresses and accessories create the missing pieces for a special Girly Girl room for Ivana.

The final reveal. Every little girl deserves a room fit for a Princess!



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Thank you for visiting our website. If you would like more information please contact us at [email protected] I look forward to hearing from you.

Cheryl Phan










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