Staff and volunteers at the USO Center Ali Al Salem in Kuwait decided the place could use a little renovating. Center Manager Valerie A. Burnham explained a bit of the overhaul:
“The first 2 photos are ‘before’…The last photos are ‘after’…
We painted the walls a warm butter yellow with gray/green inlay to give our USO a more ‘homey’ feel. We also divided the big living room into two sections, U-shaping the couches to provide a modern appearance. We also fixed the couches and cleaned them. We hung two TV’s on each side of the room, one over the fire place.
We painted the movie room dark green, dark purple, and maroon, added new berber carpet (donated, and volunteers removed old and installed new) that we can remove once a month and actually clean! We hung black curtains to block out light, and to give it a movie room feel. I spent hours with the cleaning crew to clean the tile (looks brand new).
We also repainted the UTR room w/ original art work by Petty Officer Albert Lopez, one of our top volunteers.
THE COST = Less than $500.00 . . we did all the work ourselves along with volunteers.”
Wow! All we can say is WOW. The renovations look amazing and we’re so proud of our staff, volunteers, and everyone else who made this happen. Great work!