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Trundle transforming where children sleep. We collaborate with kids and their caretakers to create safe, inspiring spaces where they can dream.  Combining creativity, a small budget and teamwork, we make visible progress, quickly. Children learn that they don't have to settle for things as they are. Simply applying a fresh coat of paint, they prove to themselves that they can begin to change the walls and world in which they live. Co-founded by Maris Garcia and Kristen Zelenka.

The Experience

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In the 8 weeks leading up to a weekend build, we can co-create & construct a space together.

Our process includes 3 phases: 

Connect:
We'll get to know each other and determine if we're a match.

Activities Weeks 1-2
- Apply to Trundle through the website form
- Participate in a phone interview to tell us about you, your passions and your style
- Begin collecting images of inspiring colors, patterns, furniture pieces and layouts
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Create:
We'll share inspiration and plan new design ideas.

Activities Weeks 3-6
- Meet in person at your home where you can show us your space and help us take measurements of it
- Share different design directions
- Use images, markers and miniature model furniture to co-create new design possibilities
- Refine and finalize the design
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Construct:
We'll roll up our sleeves to transform your space together.

Activities Weeks 6-8 (makeover occurs over a 2-day weekend)
- Collect and purchase all items necessary from paint to pillowcases
- Prepare the space for a makeover (you'll help us by cleaning it before we arrive!)
- Move furniture, build furniture, paint, do art an art project...
- Re-energize over lunch together
- Work some more
- Dedicate the room when we're done!
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Sharing Trundle:
We believe that the impact of Trundle can spread beyond the families we connect with here in Chicago. That's why we share each Trundle transformation in 3 ways:

1. We post photos, plans and pricing explaining how we changed each space so you can do it too.
2. Trundle participants report back to us 3 months after their sleeping area is transformed. We see what life is like in their new space and how they've customized it since we left!
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We believe that space impacts how we feel, think and behave.