A Bedroom Makeover for a Deserving Child
Sunshine on a Ranney Day and Copper Sky Renovations revamp an ordinary bedroom into a functional therapy room.
What started out as a hobby doing renovations after work and on the weekends grew into a fast-paced, full-time nonprofit for Peter and Holly Ranney. Created in 2012, Sunshine on a Ranney Day partners with about 30 companies to create room makeovers for children with long-term illnesses.
As a proud supporter of the nonprofit’s mission, Jim Walker, owner of Copper Sky Renovations, donated his time (alongside the company’s designers Meka Jones and Jaime Dupes) and services to help revamp 5-year-old Fenton McEvoy’s Morningside bedroom.
In 2018, Fenton was diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis, a rare disease that affects the nervous system—particularly, the spinal cord. He was in need of a therapy space that would accommodate his everyday routine. Here’s where Jones and Dupes played an integral part. Inspired by the family’s Tybee Island vacations, the team painted the bedroom’s walls white and added an accent wall with sky blue stripes to make the space feel brighter. They also wallpapered the ceiling and added nautical details to pay tribute to those special trips. In addition, they replaced the carpet with luxury vinyl tile to give Fenton better mobility with his wheelchair, added a trundle bed so his parents or caretaker can have a place to rest during Fenton’s around-the-clock care, and installed additional outlets for therapy equipment.
Eager to help out? Sunshine on a Ranney Day is looking for designers and contractors to partner with.
www.sunshineonaranneyday.com; 1155 Zonolite Rd. NE., Ste. A2, www.copperskyrenovations.com