Jul 29, 2009

#1's Room

We've been dorm/apartment shopping.
 #1 is living in an apartment this year when she goes back to school.
 I am amazed at how fast the summer has gone by. It is that time again. Time to pack all of those plastic containers and cart them up the road to Chapel Hill. I have been busy trying to get things together for both of my college girls. It has been very time consuming (and expensive). 

#1's apartment is going to be really cute. There will three other girls living with her. She will have her own bedroom and will share a bathroom with one other girl. The apartment is in an old converted warehouse and has high open ceilings with exposed beams and duct work. The floors are stained concrete and there are brick walls in all of the rooms. It is trendy. It is nothing like the places I  lived in when I was in college. 

We've found the some really neat things for her bedroom. We laid everything out in #3's bedroom so that we could see what it was going to look like. I love all of the colors. I think it is going to look great.  

She is using a white quilt over her bed and is using the colorful one folded and at the foot. She is going to use a lot of pillows. The pink pillow and the larger green one is #3's so they will stay here, but the rest of them she will be using. We propped the picture up just to make sure it all goes together and it looks like it was made to go with the little white pillow in the front. We found everything at Crate and Barrel, HomeGoods and World Market. 

#1 has a big job to do this weekend. She is going to be painting bedroom furniture and some tables for the living area. She is taking some older things that we have in the attic and painting them all black.  (I knew we kept those things for a reason!)

I'll take pictures of #2's things next and get them on here. We have a little more shopping to do. Finding Twin XL egg plant colored sheets has proven to be a difficult job. 


Preppy 101 said...

Oh, it's darling!! That was one of my fave things to do when PD was in college and getting her first apt. after she graduated - decorating and making it so cute that they would love their surroundings!! I still say she had the cutest room in the dorm all throughout college ;-) hehe. xoxoxo

dee said...

I came here from "Love Being a Nonny". Our daughter just graduated from Chapel Hill and she lived in those apartments for two years! #1 will love it and you will love the security!!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

My daughter has her own apartment at college in an old house and it was so much fun getting everything set up last year for her. She is adding some things this fall and she was in the basement today spray painting some wicker stuff. She bought an old dresser that she is going to paint black and use for her TV and some added storage. I love the colors that your daughter is using. That comforter is beautiful!!!! Her apartment sounds so neat. Love & blessings from NC!

Joyce said...

My oldest is in an apt...my hubs and I joke that it's way nicer than our first apt as a married couple and we both had full time jobs : )

Love Being a Nonny said...

That's funny....I was coming over to tell you my friend, Dee's, daughter lived in those apts. and I see she commented!!

I LOVE the pic for behind the bed. Love it!!!

One of my fav. thing to do for my kids was *college shop*. No matter how much we bought though, we ALWAYS had to make several Target runs after we moved them in. Fun times!