Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Room for Improvement: Young at Art
Tonight a special edition of Room For Improvement as makeover maestro Martin Amado channels his inner Picasso and helps out a local children's museum!
WSVN -- Martin Amado: "That's right guys, We're at Young at Art Children's Museum in Davie, a special place where kids come together to get a hands on experience in creativity."
Our assignment today, to redefine play areas in this children's room. It's where kids and their parents come to play and do art projects. The playhouse is outdated and out of place and the other areas need to be spruced up.
Martin Amado: "Now because there's lots to do in so little time, I actually have a co-designer to assist me today."
Jennie, a furniture specialist.
Jennie: "Hi, Martin."
Martin Amado: "I need your help badly. The biggest issue I have is with the house structure, do you agree it has to move?"
Martin Amado: "Let's make it happen."
We can make the playhouse more fun by turning it into a tree house. All it takes is a special paint job to make the walls look like they're made from wood.
Martin Amado: "If you want to create the same effect at home the trick is to use one of these wood grain tools, it is so cool. Use a darker base color, a lighter paint color on top and it's that easy."
Martin Amado: "Wow Jenny! I love it here in the center of the playspace."
Jennie: "It's definitely now a focal point."
Martin Amado: "It used to be an abstract house and now we've turned it into a treehouse with the leaves and everything. I love it!"
This area is where kids can read, it's getting a fun new look. Then we're on to the kids art place.
Martin Amado: "So this is the area for painting and there's a lot of empty space right above us, and we have the perfect solution.
Jennie: "Yes I do. Go ahead and grab an IKEA lantern, splatter it with paint in the true fashion of Jackson Pollack, hang it up above the table and your set.
Martin Amado: "It's gonna look great!""
Next, the couches get a face-lift.
Martin Amado: "The best way to get the most out of your sofa is to use a slip cover, especially if you have children or small pets."
Martin Amado: "And the finishing touch is to use the kids hand prints inside a frame and turn it into artwork."
Martin Amado: "Before, the playhouse lacked a cohesive design scheme. Now, by reorganizing the room around the treehouse and better defining the discovering areas, we created a whimsical environment for fun and learning."
Martin Amado: "At the count of three. One, two, three open your eyes.
Group: "Oh, my God! It's beautiful!"
Martin Amado: "I think they're going to love it! all right well thank so much to IKEA for Jennie helping us out. Thank you Jennie, and we'll see you next time on another Room for Improvement! Bye guys!"
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