At the end of August, we moved our oldest out of our home, drove a whopping 7 miles and into her massive dorm room at Texas Tech University.
I truly hope you can feel the sarcasm behind that. The room is tiny. And hasn’t been touched probably since the building was constructed in 1955. So.Much.Stained.Wood, Feeling the need for a Dorm Room Makeover….
Before we get to the overhaul pictures, let’s look at what we walked into a few weeks before move in:
You can clearly see the pure joy on their faces (aka hard core reality) as we took in the space.
We measure every square inch of those darn walls. We were instructed that we could not use nails, staples, attach anything to the ceiling or walls. We could use push pins in the cork board above the bed. We wanted to cover that wall entirely.
The next week we found striped curtains and I cut down plywood to fit. The a/c unit runs through their room for their floor, that made a ton of fun angles to go around 🙂
Their room is located on the 9th floor. NINTH FLOOR. We hauled those pieces and all of their little lives up nine flights of stairs, along with hundreds of other exhausted parents.
The space was pretty much complete in one day, just a few touch ups on Sunday and Rush Week began the next day. We were pretty estatic with how the space turned out, considering we saw it for about 20 minutes a few weeks earlier.
90 Second Video Tour!
I ran back up there that night for a few more pictures, and their view is pretty awesome. And all of the small string lights help tremendously, there is only a light over each dresser and the sink.
Huge Thanks to GMC again for helping us with the voyage to college for this Dorm Room Makeover! You can head over to GMC Life and check out how we loaded and carpooled up to campus 🙂