Wednesday, August 22, 2012

College Room Reveal !!


We finished up the Frat-Turned-Sorority-Girl-Room last week.  However, I have been too tired to upload the photos!

Here is the finished room....



Here are a few 'before' photos to help you fully appreciate why I am tired...






Remember where I noted here that there was a pully hanging from the ceiling for hanging clothes and lots of beer labels and holes in the wall?  If you missed my post about why my daughter was moving into a fraternity house, you might want to check it out, here.

All has been repaired, repainted, and renewed!

  
Unfortunately, my i-phone does not take professional photos, but the light up under that loft is this one....




It is the perfect amount of light for that area and did not require any wiring.  We just hung some cup hooks and plugged it in! 

For the windows, I sewed the gray damask material in a strip along the Ritva curtain panels.



I made some cute pillows from the fabric I shared in this post, but she took the pillows to the sorority house for 'staging' during rush.  (A 19-year-old 'staging' a house- Oh, dear - what have I done?)

The aqua futon was from last year's dorm room, a la Target.


I just snapped a few quick photos one evening when I was delivering something to her - they were still unpacking at this stage.

Another day I brought her a mattress and this owl I found at TJMAxx for $10 on the clearance aisle.


It is difficult to see the lampshade in the photos due to my lack of a decent camera, but we used this shade .....



to cover over the light fixture.  
The old lighting is still in use, but the Lyrik shade from Ikea makes it cuter.



Turned out great, didn't it?

Now, let's just hope she will study!

Here is my Painting of the Day - Day 11....


12"x12"


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32 comments:

Rebecca said...

It DID turn out great! I ♥ the colors!

Lisa said...

WOW! What a re-do!!!!! You did great! I have to admit, I was looking for a piece of your artwork on her wall somewhere!!! Hey, check out my daughters college room on my blog! http://lifeawayfromtheofficechair.blogspot.com/2012/08/dorm-room-1011.html

the cape on the corner said...

oy, that was some before!

the cape on the corner said...

looks great now!

Amy O'Quinn said...

Looks awesome! Y'all did a fantastic job. It's amazing what a little TLC, creativity, and elbow grease can do.

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Great transformation :) Lovely colours :) Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

No wonder you were tired! That's a lot of work and it looks great. Love the added fabric to the curtains and that light shade! Featuring you on Facebook tonight: http://www.facebook.com/iGottaCreate

Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create!
<3 Christina

Vintage Street Designs said...

What a sweet room! Love the shade from IKEA. Awesome job!

Elena said...

Love this! What a lucky girl!

Miranda @ Pressing On said...

Trish, it turned out amazing! Beautiful job. I didn't know Ikea had those shades, they are awesome.

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

Just moved my daughter in for her sophomore year - it is a lot of work, but so nice to get them settled. Just discovered your blog and look forward to reading :-)

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

That really did turn out great! I particularly like the light cover!

Kristi said...

Your daughter is really lucky to have you as a Mom! I wish my dorm rooms were that sophisticated and cute when I was in college! :) Great work (beer to ruffles is a hard turn! haha) and thanks so much for linking up to Workin On It Wednesday!
-Kristi
@ Creative Kristi

Krystle @ Color Transformed Family said...

I would have loved to have lived in a place like this when I was in college. It looks great!

Marilyn Clark said...

OMG what an amazing room....you did a wonderful job!

Rose said...

It looks wonderful! I love the colors.

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Beautiful job! I wish I had a room like that when I was in college. :)

Lisa said...

Wow! Looks great! I bet all the other girls are super jealous of this!

Tami Von Zalez said...

Lurv the color scheme!

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Jennifer Lynn said...

While I'm glad I'm past that time of my life (nothing beats role of wife & mom...!), I would've really loved being away from home in that room!

bonniegetchell said...

This looks awesome! Great job! :)

-Bonnie @ Revolutionaries
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Jocie Hagan said...

Wow, what a big difference!!! great job! I saw those lights at ikea and really liked them, i'm sure they look wonderful in the space. :)
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Stacey said...

What a dramatic change! Adorable - and I love how your daughter is staging! That lampshade is perfect!
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ann k said...

Thanks for this post! The room came out great! I am headed down to a college apt on labor day to see if I can work some magic in a cinder block room!! You gave me some more inspiration!

Miss Charming said...

Such fun colors! I'm really digging your ceiling treatment.

Kathie said...

Looks gorgeous- what a difference! I would love for you to show this (or some of your fantastic art)off at my Gettin' Krafty party:
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Style Sisters said...

Amazing transformation!! Wow great job! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday on my blog and share your room re-do and enter my giveaway.
Karin

Stacey said...

Featured you Today!
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Mrs. Handyverger said...

Great transformation! You had quite a few hurdles from the "before" picture, but it looks wonderful. I bet your daughter is just loving it!


Stopping by from Krafty Kat's Gettin' Krafty With It party. :)

Glamorous Mommy said...

Looks great! Found you featured on Embracing Change!

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Dixie Delights said...

Okay, that's the cutest room EVER! Lucky girl. I spent many a night in the GT Beta house (not overnight...just night, lol) and I never saw a room looking that good. :-)

 
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