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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Decorating A Dorm Room?

You might remember that I have a whole slew of sisters that I adore. There are the three 3 older original sisters and (many years later) the 2 baby sisters arrived. Just when the golden years were in sight for my pops, along came 2 more girls. 
The older and wiser sisters swooped in to corrupt welcome the newest little sisters.

-1996-
 To the shock and dismay of all of us, they are growing up. If Sister #4 is graduating high school and going off to college, that makes us officially over the hill.
When I was looking through my camera lens, taking Sister #4's senior pictures, it was hard to see the beautiful young woman she has become. My camera seemed to run the reel of her life. From her first steps all the way to getting her driver's license.
Remember the sister's road trip to a bed & breakfast? We ambushed our baby sister with THE TALK on that trip. It's a good thing that Sister #3 is a therapist...I'm pretty sure that "The Talk" caused post traumatic stress for Sister #4!
-2012-
All of this leads me to the place Sister #4 is about to call home. The dorm room. 
When I was in college, dorm rooms had cement block walls and "storage" meant a rubbermaid container that doubled as a bar coffee table.
Not the case for kids today. The dorm room is to be decorated and organized and chic! 
It ain't yo' mama's dorm room.
Just go on Pinterest and search "dorm rooms".
Take a lookiloo:



I'm sorry...is she holding a teddy bear?
                                                                                                                     Source: hgtv.com via Claudia on Pinterest
                                                                          Source: refinery29.com via Lindsey on Pinterest

Do I spy with my little eye Jonothan Adler pillows?

Sister #3 is making a road trip to help move #4 into her dorm. These are the two "good girl" sisters. So...I'm betting a case of Bud Light that they will be decorating the $&%! out of that dorm room. Instead of a run to the liquor store, they will be skipping through IKEA like the Kardashian sisters at a Victoria's Secret clearance sale.


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http://www.michellelunt.com/
http://too-much-time.com/
http://sixsistersstuff.com/
http://tatertotsandjello.com/
http://chiconashoestringdecorating.blogspot.com/
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25 comments:

  1. I went to a women's college very briefly in the mid 90's and the answer to that question is yes. I got my roommates info months before school started so if we wanted to coordinate bedding and whatnot we could. Of course this school was full of fancy southern women so that might have something to do with it as well. :)

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    1. Really? I must have been a bigger loser than I remember!
      Thanks, Carryn!

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  2. My dorm was very tiny, very industrial/education light blue and very very fugly.

    That first one is a real WOWZA room, love the crisp white.

    Best of luck to baby sista.

    5 daughters. Wow, Your poor parents, lol. JK. Estrogen was pretty much the thing, eh?

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    1. I love the crisp white, too! 5 girls and 1 boy- can you imagine the estrogen levels?

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    2. I've living the estrogen levels ha ha...well 4 girls and 2 boys and im going through menopause. someone is not going to make it out of this alive....and that may be DH ;)

      And my dorm...cinderblock walls. there was no decorating. Of course i never hung out much there ;)

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  3. I am so sorry for your parents. Bless them. One female child was enough for me.
    My kids never lived in the dorms. They went straight into apartments. Of course, they were not the sweet, social kids that want to get involved with all kinds of collegiate activities, either. They were the hard-nosed, cynical "let's get this over with so I can get on with it" type. They get that from their dad.

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    1. How is your girl doing in the big ole world?

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  4. My parents had 6 girls and 2 boys. One teensy bathroom, and all 6 girls in one tiny bedroom. No wonder my dad was a wreck! ha ha

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    1. That's right! We shared one bathroom- it is a miracle that all that big hair could fit in one tiny space!

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  5. I thought living in a dorm hole was a rite of passage. The kids these days. Your sis is as gorgeous as you, btw!

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  6. 5 girls and 1 boy in my family history. My brother joined the Marines in self defence :)

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    1. OMG! We had 5 girls and 1 long suffering brother, too!

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  7. HA! Craftsman toolchest as storage in pic #1....I love it. And just so you know that not all things have changed - my son started college 3 years ago (geez I can't believe I'm this old) and boys dorms room look just as messy and smell just as stinky as they have since time began. Pretty stuff and organizational systems are totally lost on them. I don't think he even made his bed up...just slept on the mattress with a blanket. The girls dorm rooms are beautiful. Happy decorating!!

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    1. Good to know! I don't even remember giving a single thought to decorating our dorm room! It was a nasty mess!
      Thanks, Sherri!

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    2. But she decorated the s?&! out of a recycle bin!!

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    3. Best "big sis" ever...record breaking patience! Those were fun times, huh?

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  8. I have 5 sisters and just 1 lonely brother. We always joked that when my oldest sister hit 40, she was taking us all over the hill with her. Now that she's past that point and I'm an elderly 31, I look longingly on the days when it seemed her 40th birthday would never come.

    I wish I had had Pinterest when I went off to college. I had no clue what I was doing and my dorm room was super lame!

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    1. 31??? You are a baby!
      I am the middle sister so I get to tease the older one and call the younger a baby!

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  9. So jealous that you have so many sisters. I have zero and always wished I would find a long-lost one somewhere. The chances are getting slim now that I'm in my mid 30's. Love those dorm room looks and our little sis is gorgeous!

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    1. I have a sister named Jessica! You need some honorary sisters! No one makes me laugh harder than my sisters!
      Thanks for popping by, Jessica!

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  10. OMGosh all those sisters... and one bathroom... I now know how you blog so well from your bathroom... it must seem like a huge arena after sharing the bathroom with that many sisters... HAHAHA!
    I have 2 younger sisters and they were always busy stealing my clothes and music.. awwwww sisters!!! :)
    My kids went straight into apartments too instead of the dorm, so I never had to "decorate", although I did get a lot of new furniture every 4 years for a while there while they were all getting their "own" places filled with all of my things! Funny how that happens! HAHAHAHA!

    Carri

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    1. See? It all comes clear, huh?
      I have been fighting for the stage my entire life!

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  11. Good thing there are college boys to teach the good girls a thing or two about Bud Light. Because I'm pretty sure they would be more fun to drink in a cool dorm room.

    ~Bliss~

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