Chippenham Playroom ~ Dedication Ceremony & Sneak Peek


This week A Small Comfort held a beautiful dedication ceremony to officially open the Chippenham Playroom! A Small Comfort is a wonderful organization that was founded by Bill and Kirsten Tanner to help families going through very difficult situations. This project was very close to their hearts, as they spent many hours in the playroom with their young daughter during her battle with cancer. donating plaque

from A Small Comfort: Lee Ailstock ~ Program Manager, and Bill & Kirsten Tanner 

I feel honored to have been a part of this exceptional project.  My first meeting with Lee was back in March.  While Lee was fundraising, I was designing, and we worked together for countless hours over the past seven months to create a fun playroom for the courageous children at the hospital.  It was amazing to see it all come together.  I was so pleased to hear from doctors and nurses at the hospital how much the children will enjoy this special place.

Becky accepting the plaque

 from CJW Medical Center: Becky Coviello ~ Director of Pediatrics & PICU

During the ceremony, I had the honor of cutting the ribbon and opening the room!

(Check out the door & window design!)

cutting the ribbon

opening the room

Bill and Kirsten waited to see the completed room until the day of the ceremony.  I had the pleasure of showing them the new playroom for the first time and seeing their reaction.

showing B&K the room

I have a few sneak peek photos to share today, but first, here are the ‘before’ images of the room:

garage wall before

art wall before

playhouse wall before2

playhouse wall before


playroom art wall

playroom playhouse wall

me in the playroom

All ‘after’ photos by Beth Furgurson Photography

There are so many wonderful people that contributed to the project.  I am so grateful for their hard work and commitment to helping my vision come to life!  A very special thanks to:

-Kirsten & Bill Tanner, and Lee Ailstock ~ A Small Comfort -Duane Wallace ~ contractor, Wallace and Sons -Chris Battle & Chris Sweat ~ woodworkers, Integrated Millwork -Christine Shepard ~ custom window treatments & bench cushion, Iron Gate Interiors -Cheyenne McQuilkin ~ graphic design ~ door and window image, EYE intuitive -Mark & Susan Collins ~ door and window graphic installation, Speedpro Imaging -Marisa Anne ~ animal prints, Creative Thursday -Beth Furgurson ~ photography, Beth Furgurson Photography -All of my friends and family that supported and helped me throughout the project!

There will be more ‘after’ photos coming soon, so stay tuned!

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