Spunky Daughter lives upstairs. After Fun Son moved out for college, she pretty much took over. Well, why not?
I’ll tell you why not. I live up there, too. Part-time, at least. My craft cave (still a cave) is just off the TV area, and I regularly spread my projects all over the room(s).
A while back, I was inspired to tidy things up a little. Since SD got nail polish on the sofa, I’m
forcing her to take it telling her she can have it when she moves into an apartment later. The sofa is very old – my first couch purchase ever – and I’ve never been able to part with it. It’s a wonderful napping couch and is still fairly sturdy for its age. But, if I showed you the uncovered couch, you would agree. It is ugly.
While tidying up, I created an easy (and cheap) table for SD to take with her when she moves to her first apartment (or dorm room). She loves it. The table can be used as a coffee table, an end table, or a bed-side table. Girls need things they can move easily, right?
As you can see, I dug around and gathered some things to extend the life of the couch and love seat (to the right, not pictured). The quilt is very soft and comfy – much better than the scratchy couch fabric of the 80’s. The quilt top is too busy with all the colors. Its homespun look isn’t that popular with the college crowd!
The frames around the Bermuda prints can be painted whatever color she decides for her new space.
For now, SD and I are enjoying the neatness of the room and the comfy couches. I’m spending as much time as possible with her before Fall – thankful for every minute God gives us to be together through summer. Meanwhile, I’ll try to keep my project messes to a minimum! (No promises, though.)
Do you have other ideas for dorm room decor? How about cheap apartment furnishings? Are you experienced at sending (not a proper word for it) kids off to college?
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