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Watch Taniya and Tom transform a school lunchroom from tired to inspired.

  • The Challenge

    The Challenge

  • The Transformation

    The Transformation

  • The Reveal

    The Results

Timeline:

October
Taniya & Tom visit Benjamin Franklin Elementary School to gather student feedback and lunchroom measurements & photos.

November-January
Taniya & Tom get to work planning, designing concepts,
and gathering supplies for the makeover.

January
Lunchroom transformation begins! Taniya, Tom, & local community work their magic to transform the lunchroom from drab to fab.

February
BIG REVEAL! Photos and video of the Benjamin Franklin Elementary School lunchroom makeover will be revealed.

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About the Event:

For years, FrogTape® brand painter's tape has helped transform homes into inspired, personalized spaces. But this winter, the brand will lend its resources, creativity and design expertise to a different kind of inspirational space with the inaugural FrogTape® Love for the Lunchroom cafeteria makeover program.

Benjamin Franklin elementary school in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District will receive a lunchroom transformation valued at $10,000, during the holiday weekend of January 17-20, 2014. The unveiling of the new lunchroom will then take place on Tuesday, January 21, when students, faculty and staff return to the building following the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend.

FrogTape® has enlisted the help of popular television personality and interior designer Taniya Nayak and construction manager from Food Network's "Restaurant: Impossible," Tom Bury to create a one-of-a-kind design for the school. By combining FrogTape® brand's unique products, Taniya's style expertise and Tom's construction know-how, the Love for the Lunchroom program will embrace creativity and celebrate the magical effect a little imagination and hard work can have on a community.

Taniya Nayak

Interior Designer

Taniya Nayak's approachable take on interior design has won over everyone from rock stars to first time homebuyers. Taniya's knack for bringing rich textures and unexpected finishes together with practical, real-life functionality has made her a go-to expert for decorating programs on major networks including HGTV and Food Network.

She is currently a part of major franchises on both networks, hosting the HGTV series "House Hunters on Vacation" and as a featured designer on Food Network's "Restaurant: Impossible."

Tom Bury

Architect & Builder

Tom Bury is the construction manager on Food Network's "Restaurant: Impossible." With a bachelor's degree in architecture and master's degree in construction, Tom has been designing and building spaces for more than a decade. His projects range from multi-million dollar public and private sector buildings to private residences and everything in between.

With a well-rounded background in construction, architecture and design, Tom can do it all and is ready to get his hands dirty with the FrogTape Love for the Lunchroom project!

Benjamin Franklin Elementary School

  • Benjamin Franklin, also known as “Benji,” is located on the west side of Cleveland.

  • The school has 606 students in grades pre-kindergarten to eighth.

  • The school colors are Blue and Gold and the mascot is Thunderbolt.

  • The school was built in 1923.

  • "When you look back over our history, we know a hungry child cannot learn," said Regis Balaban, executive director of Food and Child Nutrition Services, CMSD. "With what we're planning with Love for the Lunchroom, we're looking forward to seeing the environment change to a pleasant experience for students."

Thank you to local companies that donated and supported the Love for the Lunchroom cafeteria makeover program.

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