Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Back Again!!!

A lot has been going on since I last posted in March...
 I mean, one would hope I had been doing something!!
I truly admire people who post daily, or even regularly. I'm a huge blog reader and I hate when my faves don't post but I can't say much because I tend to disappear.
Anyway, in an attempt to post for the 3 people still checking my blog, I'm going to try some 'catch-up' blogging.

My previous post was about an ottoman make-over for College Girl's place and if you follow on Facebook or Instagram then you know that she actually moved in December. On IG the # is #isit6movesor7 because she has moved quite a few times in 5 years :)  But it does give us a lot of fun mother-daughter decorating time together. 
This place is all hers so we can do whatever she likes!!

December is a crazy time to move but it was the end of the semester, we found a perfect place in a perfect location within walking distance of campus (driving from the old place and parking was a nightmare) and it seemed like we needed to jump on it. Real estate in a growing college town is not a wait and think about it proposition. 

We literally moved her whole life into the new place in one long day
 (trying to beat the rain, as well).
We just unloaded everything into the middle of the place and then started from there. Not an optimal way to move  4 days before Christmas) but we kept our humor and took a break to eat Mexican when needed.

First order of business?? 
The ugly back wall that you look straight at when you walk in. 
Terrible view. Gotta go. 

The solution was to fill the entire wall with curtains and "cover" the eyesore. We used $5.00 twin sheets from Wal Mart. We used 4 charcoal gray and 2 white and hung them from white clip rings and an IKEA curtain rod. The IKEA rod was a lifesaver. It was waaaay more reasonable than any other option for covering that length of wall and just kept expanding to fit our width!! Easy to install as well. That made things start to look better. We set up her bedroom and the kitchen. Everything else we needed to come up with on a budget! 
We were on it.

Next, the bathroom cabinets were ugly - pretty much beat up plywood.

Fabric bought with Hobby Lobby coupons to the rescue. We made "skirts" to cover the cabinets and hung them with tension rods. 
Quick and easy fix and we chose fun fabrics and colors!

 Much better! College Girl found that crazily perfect hand towel on sale at Target. She shopped our house for some accessories in the perfect accent colors and the powder room is looking good!

Another week. Another Hob Lob coupon and she chose this for the upstairs bathroom. CG loves lavender( and it is the color of the year) so we wanted something that would allow us to accent with lavender and/or purple. It ties in with the gray throughout her place and has the colors from the downstairs in it as well. Score!

It's hard to get a good picture in a tiny space but the fabrics really helped to brighten up the bathrooms!

A gorgeous Sherwin Williams Color To Go sample and we jazzed up some accessories 
and created some art...

Bathrooms? Check.

Next up?

Furniture. Just kidding! Well, not completely. 

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