Slifer's day at the ranch
If things seemed quiet at Slifer Designs on Friday it’s because the entire staff was playing hooky. Don’t worry, this was authorized by the boss herself… everyone: designers, warehouse staff, administrators, vice presidents and accountants took the day to work at Roundup River Ranch, readying the bunk house for the flood of volunteers who help make the camp tick.
Everyone loves seeing the Slifer truck pull up!
The group had plenty of donated items to work with – from lamps to tables, nightstands to duvets – but that group just has a knack of putting the Slifer look on whatever they touch. A group made pillows – on site – out of leftover fabric and trim, painted lamps bold colors (pops of color!), painted side tables, switched out furniture, moved artwork, created a bigger bulletin board. The group painted an accent wall in each room – a custom, robin’s-egg blue (also donated) that made the room cheerful.
MaiMai and Melissa shine a light on donated lamps.
Once a designer, always a designer, as Slifer president Yvonne Jacobs proved when she hung a branch over the dining room table, strung it with lights and voila: an affordable custom-made, eye-catching chandelier.
Roundup River Ranch opened its doors to campers in 2011, making a huge impact on sick children throughout the 11-state mountain region. Last summer alone, 591 kids with life-threatening illnesses get to spend time being kids – running, fishing, swimming, laughing.
Elizabeth Holland puts the finishing touches on an accent wall.
A huge shoutout to everyone who gives time to RRR: Addie Lagace, Elizabeth Holland, Eric Pence, Garrett Oleson, Ian Casey, Kari Gerber, Kelsey Cole, Kim DeGroat, Melissa dombroski, MaiMai Dorn, Oshi Gardarian, Patti Biggs, Rob Mattes, Susan Ferrari, Tara Klaers, Yvonne Jacobs and Sue Poisson.
Slifer Designs and Roundup River Ranch go back together to the founding of the camp – Beth Slifer was a founding board member and pledged the company’s interior design services for the facility. The company worked its relationship with vendors, who donated thousands of dollars of goods and services: some estimates are that the camp saved well more than $100,000. Slifer designers are no strangers to the camp, they've been going out there for years, helping create warm and inviting spaces.