AbilityFirst Pasadena Work Center is a non-profit organization designed to help children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities realize their full potential throughout their lives, including employment, recreational and socialization programs.
At the Pasadena Work Center, where adults with disabilities are employed, Director Marlene Otto had a vision to take a small ordinary dining area and make it pleasant and exciting for those who dine there. Rather than dine surrounded by plain cement walls, Marlene wanted to capture the feeling of an outside street café.
After deciding on the feeling she was trying to create, it was time to pick out the perfect image. The mural consultant suggested approximately 15 images and sent many samples before they decided on the one. Once chosen, the mural was ordered, produced and shipped out for installation.
The members of AbilityFirst were extremely happy with the way the mural turned out. The tables and chairs matched so well and it really brightened the room. They were impressed with the vivid colors and thought the flower pots looked very real. They even added real trees in the room to compliment the image. They love the french words in the picture, which has been used as a great educational tool.
Marlene complimented the great suggestions, involvement, cooperation and care that went into the process of getting her mural and said she couldn't have done it without Murals Your Way.
"The mural is just what we were looking for. It makes everyone here feel like they are seated at a sidewalk café in Paris. We hope you will see from the pictures the difference this special mural wallpaper makes in the daily quality of life for 65 very special people. We couldn't be more pleased. Thank you!" — Marlene Otto