hello my creative weirdos! welcome to an extra special mr.kate decorates. we are partnering with sherwin williams for their national painting week which is all about celebrating the transformative power of paint in our communities and our homes, which you guys know i'm all about i choose paint all the time to transform spaces but today we are doing something extra extra special. we got a letter from a creative weirdo just like you guys, this creative weirdo has gone through a lot though so if you guys remember in 2018 there were wildfires and then mudslides that hit santa barbara, california devastating wiped out a ton of people's homes. an eleven year old, milla, a creative weirdo just like you had her home ruined her and her family
so she wrote to us asking if we could come and help her decorate her new room in her new home because she just feels very unsettled. so let's hear a little bit more from milla. dear mr.kate my name is milla, and i'm 10 years old. well, i'll be 11 in april i'm an artist and a major perfectionist and you are a great inspiration to me i think that when i'm older, i want to be a designer like you i have many different styles, minimalist bohemian, urban outfitters, retro chic and not over colorful except for art anyway in january me and my family evacuated from the montecito mudslides, i'm sure you've heard about it when we went back to see it it was surrounded by mud and filled under the floorboards our landlord had us pack everything up and we had to stay at friends and families houses
since january and a lot of december for the thomas fire now we have found a new rental all my belongings are packed up in boxes i'm very homesick now, but it would mean the world to me if you could come and decorate my new room you should decorate my room because why not? you're creative weirdo friend milla knock knock i'm mr.kate. you don't even need the introduction. you are already know who this is i'm mr.kate, i'm here i'll take a look at your place i'll stop by for a while and help you find your style we'll laugh and we'll paint mr.kate!
oh, i'm mr.kate! hey guys! all right, we're in the car we're on our way to santa barbara. i got my paint band, joey's got his... measuring team and notebook. milla here we come! joey, nice to meet you! what's up, man? what's your name? i'm jack hi, nice to meet you. what's your name? johnny. it's like in here isn't it? yeah but i don't think anything really matches right now it doesn't really show my style cause i want it to look minimalistic it looks kind of cluttered
but obviously we don't want to get rid of your stuff, maybe just store it better this is actually a really great piece for that sort of minimalist look you know because the lines are really nice kind of like mid-century lines. you did a really good job did you draw all these things. oh my gosh. you're a fantastic artist! thank you! you're so good at all this! i like some pinks when it's very light okay, i like that too pink is one of those very like nurturing colors so i think that's a great instinct. yeah, milla on three, one...two...three milla!
why don't you show us jack's room okay milla diagnose this room because i feel like you're the the style queen. he has a lot of stuff and he likes to display it what's he need? he needs more furniture cause there's a lot of empty space in here. definitely. that used to be my bed it was my bed frame and then my dad repurposed it. oh my gosh this family, why are we here? yeah, exactly! let's look at this paint band and see if there's anything just tell me what sticks out to you i mean like this like really really light green. let's get in. okay jack on three
one...two...three! jack! she's talked about you for over a year, i mean all the time third one for good measure milla and jack on three. one...two....three, milla and jack! yay! i love them right milla and jack we have to do both their rooms, we got to do this this is like a creative weirdos mission right now no budget. so let's get to it. let's get decorating both those rooms make sure they're homey and settled and just awesome for those two awesome kids to live in let's do it!
there he is! hello joey so these are gonna go in jack's room. i sanded down milla's dresser yay! when she was younger she'd drawn all over the drawers. so we're just refreshing it cuz it's a beautiful piece i'm gonna go pick up a dresser for jack at the thrift store and pick up all the sherwin-williams paint great great. see you in a bit. okay okay, i'm here at a thrift store in l.a i'm gonna run in really quickly and see if there is a vintage dresser for jack oh my gosh, i think this is perfect
they work really smoothly. it's in great shape. i love the wood tone. yes okay. i have a van you guys because we're not kidding around. so i've already got the dresser in there from the thrift store thank you thrift store beautiful dresser for jack. i also just went tothe paint store sherwin williams and picked up lots of paint this is their zero voc line, which i'm very excited about because this is going into children's rooms let's go back and talk with joey. we've got to pull some stuff from the studio i also ordered some stuff online all right, see you back at mr.kate studios joey oh this needs to be painted
you want to start painting this stuff? sure, and then i also want to pull some goodies from our shelves all right. i definitely want to get some of those storage boxes down for milla and maybe jack green throw pillows. oh that's a pretty candle for milla oh this is perfect she likes that like bohemian look minimalist and look how cute. oh, this could be good for milla definitely think this could work above her dresser. oh my gosh this wall-mounted, look how long it is has this long track and then this mounts on it. it'll be that super minimalist vibe maybe like over her bed oh and how about this fuzzy rug option? okay painting who stole clean?
finished this, loading the truck santa barbara or bust. yeah! we're gonna freshen up with the paint. so because this is like a yellowy tone no no no, we're gonna go snowbound as the color of the walls. what is that like a white or gray? it's so white but like has like the touchiest touch of gray. what about the closets? we're gonna do, it's called repose gray so we have a slight contrast going on so we're going like white and gray minimal. white and gray minimalist but then the plan is to kind of create like designated areas because she has all that artwork. she's a great artist. i know she's a great artist so i want to give her kind of like a cool way to display her art
but then be able to like change it out something on this wall. we do like rectangle shapes i have these pretty like pale pink colors. and then i think it's right behind the bed so what about jack's room? so jack's room paint again. guys, by the way, jack's room was totally a bonus like milla is the one that wrote in but we got here and we're like we can't do just one. can't do just one kids room and not the other. the brother is gonna feel left out so we're doing jack. so we got to get started on his room painted, too yeahso he has those awesome built-in shelves so those are gonna go more of a darker grey and then on the walls he's doing like we're doing like a kind of muted green. it's really pretty. it's called livable green.
actually this is a great tip for you guys with teen or you know tween rooms where they might be changing their minds in a few years as to like what their style is paint is like the most budget-friendly way to update their room. so don't spend money on like the furniture and stuff just getting like basic furniture that you can then change the design around with the paint milla! look at her artwork so we have to celebrate the fact that milla is a creative weirdo through and through we want to celebrate that and give her an area to display her art on her walls, but also like that she's able to change it out right. she's gonna be constantly creating. so, you know, she can hang up some canvases, switch them out when she wants
that's why we're giving her this neutral room the only color we have in there is just like a very subtle pale pink, which i think is a neutral guys so this is what i've sketched out here the idea is this is her bed wall which we're keeping the same bed wall, but we're giving her a bigger bed but i think that we're gonna designate the areas using the paint because with a kid's room a lot of times we need to have it multifunctional, like they're in there with their desk. they're studying they're sleeping maybe they're having friends over and hanging out so we can't take up the entire wall with the bed so we are gonna have the bed over to one side a little bit and
painting a big wide stripe as kind of an anchoring color behind the bed. that's the idea here and then above the bed i want to have a wall lamp which will give it that minimal look, i have this really cool black one, which you guys saw at the studio so we're mounting that and then i think above the bed doing a black quote type thing which this is my creative weirdo quote, creative relating to or involving the imagination weirdo. a person whose dress or behavior seems supernatural aka magic. okay. so that is milla. that's all you guys
so i feel like we'll have that as like the crowning moment above her bed and then on the opposite side, i'm thinking we do the squares of the different paint colors very subtly different in shades but the idea is giving her these patches of color that then within that she can hang her canvases right? i've got the print. i've got your art. let's go okay, so my thought with this is i'm using the laser level as my lines and i'm gonna tape with some really nice strong tape. like perfect rectangles together? yeah. do you think i should hand do it? no, no, she's modern i think perfects probably good, right?
well, the only thing is that we're also doing it here behind the bed. it could look really cool that would be like the boho element because we're mixing minimalist with boho cuz she likes both so having like the slightly like hand done line, i think i'm gonna go hand done joey. thank god i'm here to recommend and that's gonna be easier and it's gonna be faster thank you joey. thank you we are designating areas with paint using my laser level i'm going to just do it freehand with the line again so we have the same kind of look going on in both spaces like a partial accent wall because why not? it's kind of a big moment in a kid's life when they upgrade from a twin i know her big-girl bed, and then we're giving her a minimalist
moment with this amazing right. okay, so the way so it's gonna be work is all right, yeah, that's right and then like we can have it pointing kind of towards like the creative weird art. so like that? well, let's see and then we put the frame. i mean originally i was thinking that the light would be like here and then the art would be here, but i think that that pulls too long with the headboard so maybe we flip flip flop it. no because yeah
seriously go watch us do something else okay, so guys we are working with actually some cool architectural elements here in jack's room. we have the built in shelves over there. jack is just as artistic as his sister and he's got like all these cool like weird awesome things that i'm sure he's made in school or whatever. like i don't know what this is, but i'm loving it okay guys greenery is very important in our minimalist room that's going on or it's sort of our minimalist slash boho, you know we're combining the styles in milla's room, and i really want some greenery in there. so i'm just helping prune the trees right now creative weirdo happening right here. guys we can all aspire to milla, right? oh my gosh, okay guys, i'm so excited. i think millas gonna love it, but what do you guys think? we hit the challenge of combining the minimalist look with a bohemian look in this room
so we played with a lot of airiness in the curtains. we've got the white bedding you know that kind of bohemian feeling the paint in here was so key so obviously we use the pink to designate our areas with our headboard here the art over there but then freshening up the walls with that white just made a huge difference and then the gray on these closet doors just freshens it up really makes it feel a bit more modern i just had to add the splash of millas paint palette just you know a little secret insight into what's going on behind those closet doors her craft closet the pale pink is also a really nice kind of feminine airy feel to it but then we have the black and white contrasting in here. we've got this awesome kind of industrial bed
we've got this rad light we've got the creative weirdo print framed in black which will really just celebrate the artwork mila's artwork arranged on those hand-painted squares i love that idea for any of you who are artists who constantly are changing out stuff give yourself kind of like a hand-painted frame to then hang your art within bringing in this dresser see we're giving her a ton of storage with this that she didn't have before you got her typewriter here and this round mirror is a great minimalist touch. her refurbished desk in the corner which all we did was freshen it up with some stain and we don't have her like little kid drawings on it anymore we used her existing desk chairs so we didn't have to buy anything new there
we got the stools over there with some baskets for storage. the stools are great she can kind of move him around they can be extra surface area for her she wants to bring out more art supplies by her desk, her lava lamp i mean, it's just a great blend and it's just a very versatile space for a growing lady alright, i'm loving this room it has such a good feeling in here. but we have to go put the finishing touches on jack's room. let's go all right, so yeah centered it's kind of like centered with the bed. it's gonna be there. this is cool. so this was his old bed that his dad made into his desk, and he asked us to keep this desk yeah, he really likes it.
it's something they'll keep in the family cause it the family he grew up in i know how cute. i know it's cool. so i like this centered position cuz he has these epic shelves here and since this room is like long and narrow we've now divided the space. it's like that's bed area this is now a desk area rather than finding let's just take a moment. yeah. this was his. oh, well, you got to have it on the donut. no, you don't? yeah, you do it what about when its in the jack, you're gonna have a peaceful happy vibe in this room welcome to your new home we love you and your family and your mom your dad and milla and your bunny. have you seen the bunny? it's really cute
alright that was probably the most hectic meditation ever okay, guys, oh i love this bedding and like a bigger bed in here makes so much more sense. love that throw pillow yes, and look a fan a better fan. this is much cooler yeah, it's gonna keep him cool. it's a hipper fan. and that big ugly one he had before let's put it here. it's so much better in here now with the bigger bed we've got our two areas and the dresser, what do you guys think? okay, so obviously we really use paint in here to set a mood right we have this beautiful green on the walls and then of course we highlighted the architectural interest in this room the built-in shelving by painting it a different color though
we got his awesome desk that his dad built him which is a nice light wood then we've got the medium tone of the dresser and then the darker wood of the bed and then of course, we have some painted wood too with our beautiful side tables. i love this color you can see just a subtle difference in the greens and that shelf is now like epic like him sitting there doing his homework alright, i think we're ready to get jack and milla, i know they're just coming home from school. so hopefully they like it! it is such a special project. so guys cross your fingers if they like these rooms remember what your room looked like, picture it in your mind. yellowy walls. ready? on the count of three you can open your eyes one.....two....three! wow
whose room did i just walk into? yours man! nice fan, yeah, right better than the other one. talk about a grown up bed, right? yeah, big boy bed. yeah what do you think of your style shelf? it's cool. kind of brought a little more style to them i didn't like the white because it didn't match the walls, right it seems to make more sense and then you can sit here in all their glory yeah, i mean you said you like to film stuff so we thought that this could be sort of like your that's your backdrop i got you a new dresser for storage. oh, that's cool. yeah oh good. well, it's alive so water it once in a while and i mean you've kept your fish alive so maybe i'm sure you can keep your plant alive
wanna see what everyone else thinks? oh my gosh, it's amazing we kept the desk as you made that yeah you did such a good job with it. i feel like i need to make an appointment to come in here now very hip clock over here on the wall. so you won't be late for school yeah, you got lucky because milla was the one that wrote us you mooched off her major. so i think it's time to see milla's room milla are you ready? we'll take you by yourself first then we'll call everyone else in eyes closed we'll put you in position and count getting mr.kate experience
you wrote to us you made this happen, you guys have been through so much and this is your reward for just being an awesome human. you ready to see your creative weirdo den? i think so remember what your room looked like before? one....two...three! this is so cool is this my room? this is your room you like it? this is so pretty. yeah, you said you wanted new knobs, we listened.
this is so cool. right and so here's our solution cuz all of your awesome artwork i wanted to give you a place to display it, right and you can arrange it however you want in these squares and kate did it very creative weirdo style like, you know, not straight edges. yeah. yeah you're you're cool painted headboard with your very own creative weirdo poster then your desk over there. we refinished it. so we cleaned it up you know where you painted it before and that is a cow skull that actually has beauty marks on you know the beauty marks we have which i have another surprise from here. i brought you some mr.kate i was gonna order these.
i brought them to you! special delivery! because you do so much with crafts. you can wear them you can also like put them on things too yeah, these are so cool should we bring them on in? i think so. why don't you call for them? comon in! comon in! thank you so much for inviting us here. oh, i'm so glad you like it milla look at your room. we again saved the desks that's been in the family for a while but we just cleaned it up we got her art on the wall
did she ever tell you she's a creative weirdo? oh, every single day you guys have been through a journey hopefully this is helpful, we now feel at home and peaceful so much yeah yeah, this is now your home. so hopefully it feels like it's your space now, right? yeah. okay good that was the goal for you guys milla, thank you for being a creative weirdo thank you for having us! jack, thanks for hanging buddy you know what kate always says at the end of the videos? stay creative, stay weird, stay you
i will deal! alright you guys enjoy the room you make dreams come true aw, i love you guys! bye milla enjoy your big beds guys, wow incredible it's beautiful two room, you did such a good job how great was that? that was so meaningful you guys right it was i mean you guys already know the power of design and creativity it's so much deeper than just you know
superficial things it really has meaning and effect on people's lives, and i'm so glad that we got to do that with milla and jack there's such special kids they went through so much so just being able to do you know it's not a lot but like it's gonna make a big difference in lives. guys, creative weirdos at every age celebrate! join the creative weirdo family subscribe big thanks to sherwin williams for sponsoring the video and for having the whole national painting week and just for being a great brand and doing things that get back to the community. yeah and big thumbs up for kate thumbs up for joey and thumbs up for you guys and leave some loving comments below for milla and jack and family wishing them all
the best in their new home, we're going home we'll see you on the next one. yep. stay creative. stay weird stay you. love you guys. bye alright we're in height order. there's a smaller one then me for once! you like it? yeah