Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Home, Sweet Sorority House

There has been a lot of moving goin' on! 
 As I mentioned before College Girl is moving, down sizing and reusing what she has as much as possible. Just because we are reusing and repurposing doesn't mean it can't be cute!!
This move ( #4 in her college career) is to the Chi O house and it is more like being in a dorm room than not. It is a shared space and she and her "rooms" decide to go with the trendy turquoise and coral as their color scheme and a great starting point.

Look how stinking cute this is!!
(As my friend said, " Whatever happened to milk crates and cinder block bookshelves??"     Haha!

Sorry for the blurry iphone images but we have been busy, busy. We found the bedspreads at Home Goods for an amazing price. I had a friend of mine monogram the shams as a surprise for the girls. I recovered those handy dandy stools and the canvas storage totes in her bookcase. The bed skirt hides a huge amount of stored clothes and shoes under the raised bed. I used some more of that $2.00 and something a yard of fabric from the stools to trim the bedskirt which was made from 2 sheets from Wal Mart. I found turquoise ribbon to use as an accent on the bedskirt and the ready made curtains. She hung a wonderful gallery wall above the bed. We used the Cricut to monogram some coral buckets and organizers from Target. We are all about the monogram in this room.
 Leaning at the end of the bed is the piece de resistance - a 24 x 24 inch wooden monogram cut from a thin, smooth plywood material. It is fabulous. We ordered it from this company on Etsy. I was going to paint her monogram on a canvas but when I saw this I decided to save myself some time and really add a statement piece to the room. It will  make the room when we hang it over the head of the bed.
College girl made some cute signs and Chi O letters in her colors and they decorate other walls in the room. It is turning out to be an adorable room. We duplicated the bedskirt, stool and pillows for her "rooms" so they have a very coordinated look. The roommate moves in this week and they can put the finishing touches on before Rush and classes begin.
I'm working on two desk chairs and my " dorm decor" tasks will be complete.

BTW, this is my disclaimer. I do not sew. If you had to take a test and get a license to be able to sew I would never be allowed to zig zag or backstitch. And use the zipper foot - forget about it!! This was absolutely basic, elementary straight line sewing and bedskirt construction. College Girl is forbidden to let anyone who actually sews look at it from closer than 20 feet :) So if I can do it, anyone can do it - seriously!!
But the room looks great and they are looking forward to a great year!!


  1. I absolutely LOVE what else you've done with CG's room since I was there. You did a great job with the bedskirt, etc., and I especially love the cube storage with the different colors and patterns on the front of the cubes. Great job!! She'll be the envy of the Sisters. Dott

  2. That is so pretty!!! The blue and orange combo is perfect. Thank you so much for linking this to our party. :)

  3. That is darn stinking cute! :D So much cooler than I had. hehe. Thanks so much for sharing and good luck to college girl this year.

  4. She'll be the envy of every sorority girl in the house! What a fun color combo!

    So glad to see this at our Color party.

  5. Loving the color scheme. And I guess I can forgive her for going with Chi O (I'm an Alpha Chi Omega myself).

    Thank you so much for sharing at our Crazy for Color link party!



  6. LOVE the long bedskirt, it really helps it look like a 'real room'!