On Monday, his bedroom was just plain white. By Tuesday morning, Antonio DeNinno, 20 months, was able to inspect his newly painted, mint-colored room, with his mom and dad, Sasha and Nicolas DeNinno. Oh, wow, he said.
A crew of painters from Color Quest in Wendell teamed up as part of Benjamin Moores Color Care Across America program. The programs aim is to paint the interiors of wounded veterans homes across the United States one house per state within the coming year.
I love it, Nicolas DeNinno said. It makes a big change in the feel of the house.
DeNinno was in the 1st Infantry Division, Fourth Brigade, 2-16 Infantry in Fort Riley, Kansas. His brigade was one of the first deployed to Iraq during the surge in 2007. He received a medical retirement in January 2012, and the family moved to Boise.
Much of the house had 1970s, heavy-handed metallic wallpaper. Were home so much, life at home is much calmer with the light colors, Sasha DeNinno said. To track progress of Color Care, visit Facebook: benjmaninmoorepaints.