Girlie Dorm Decorating

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

My baby -- a college sophomore ...can it be???

We moved Ashley into her dorm yesterday,
and I believe we're about to get the hang of decorating and stocking a dorm! 
Last year, we didn't know what she would need, 
{we were newbies, you know}
so we carried EVERYTHING, resulting in way too much stuff! 

And yet, although we had EVERYTHING, we still didn't have all the right things!
Does that make any sense??? ha!

~ ~ Ashley's Sophomore Dorm ~ ~
{Photos are in no particular order}

The furniture and lay-out were different from her freshman dorm,
which we were anticipating.

But the one thing that really threw us for a loop, 
 sending us scurrying around Raleigh yesterday for a new plan,
 ...the walls!

The walls in this residence hall were wallpapered a grass-cloth type material.
Therefore, the vinyl wall decal of a black chandelier Ashley brought didn't work.
So disappointing, ...with blingy accents, the chandelier was certain to be super cute!!!

We searched for a metal wall hanging; a large crown, chandelier, cross...
But having no such luck, we opted for the mirrored butterflies
and the black and white prints.

The framed print, below, is of "letters" derived from objects around campus, that look like a letter.

My mom bought it at The Craftsman's Classic Art & Crafts Festival,
a few weeks ago in Myrtle Beach.
The vendor suggested that we frame it without the glass,
enabling her college friends over the next years, to sign the surrounding mat!
Ashley loved the idea!

And I already had the frame, bought in a box lot at an auction, without the glass,
so that worked out perfectly!

The pink and gray caddie/tote in the bottom desk cubicle,
was found at Sears, a canvas toolbox by Craftsman.
It is sturdy and portable, housing Ashley's makeup.
It served it's purpose well last year!

Anything catch your eye???
Here's where it can be found....

Comforter - & ebay
Linens - Cynthia Rowley X-long, HomeGoods
Black Body Pillow w/ Black Body Pillow Cover - Target
Monogrammed- Locally
Black Ruffled Rose Pillow - TJ Maxx
White Ruffled Rose Pillow - Marshalls

B&W Marilyn Monroe Framed Prints - Walmart
Silver/Mirrored Wall Butterflies - Target
"Meredith College" Framed Print - Craftsman's Classic Art & Crafts
Festival Vendor
Black "Cut-outs" Wall Divider {over Fridge} - The Container Store

Damask Print Step-Stool - Marshall's
Black Desk Chair - TJ Maxx
Pink Lamp - TJ Maxx {last year}
Teal Blue Desk Fan - ? {last year}
Black High Heel Shoe Tape Dispenser - Office Depot
Hello Kitty NY Bank  - NYC Souvenir Shop {last year}
Silver Pedestal Mirror - HomeGoods

Black & Silver Small Table for Printer - {perfect size!} TJ Maxx
Dorm Fridge - Lowe's

Silver & Pink Over the Closet Clothes Hanger/Hook - Marshall's {last year}
Silver Magnetic Dry Erase Board - Walmart
"A" Monogram Key Holder/Wall Hanger - Made by Ashley

If I've left anything out, and you'd like to know,
 just leave a question in the comments! :)


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  1. Looks like a nice, comfortable dorm. Nice decor too,

  2. What a cute room! We were so busy getting our girls all set up that I forgot to take pics! The decor available these days is just awesome!

  3. What a pretty & cozy dorm room! It looks like you have the decorating down to a science now. Even though you couldn't use the chandy decal, you could never go wrong with Marilyn! Wishing your daughter a great new school year!

  4. What a cute dorm room! Love the colors y'all chose too! I'll bet she'll feel wonderful in here. I like the raised bed with the storage underneath. Very needed for a girl! :)
    thanks for poppingin to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  5. Oh so lovely and elegant! It really is kind of fun getting to decorate a room each year! I really like the desk chair. Did the room not have a desk chair already? If so where did you stash it? We are heading out in the morning to do the very same thing for our sophomore daughter at Salem College.

  6. That is FANTASTIC. That is really nice. It makes a college dorm room look great.

  7. wow how cute ! I love pink color and HK a lot.
    I'll be happy if you check out my blog too=)

  8. Wow! I can hardly believe she is a sophomore in college. Her room looks fantastic.

    So glad to find you here. I've missed you.♥

  9. This is the cutest dorm room I have ever seen! You did an amazing job! WOW!

  10. Perfect college room for Ashley! I'm amazed at the wall coverings too. I've never seen a dorm room with wall paper, much less a color! You worked around it really well. A+ for Ashley and mom!

  11. Just stumbled on this at Inspiration Friday. I really love her style and think this looks wonderful!

  12. It's so cute! Thank you for sharing your project at Potpourri Friday at 2805!

  13. What a fun dorm room! The colorful comforter & desk chair are my favorites!


  14. So far behind on blog reading! Love her dorm room! I remember those grass wallpapered walls well! Hope she is doing well this semester!!


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