Miss College Girl's Bedroom is Done!





This room took since last Fall to complete (as if rooms are ever really completed).


Why did it take so long??
Because I collected things over a period of time and added them as I found them.
And because it was done on a budget and madeover and redesigned with:
a) things we already had
b) things found at Goodwill or on the curb (someone else's trash)
c) paying cash only
or
d) heirloom pieces.


I completed the room...
after I saw this Pottery Barn inspiration photo, and AFTER I found the duvet and shams 
for $5 at the Goodwill bins/clearance center, here in town...





...and after I found this curby and painted it Heirloom White...



What is a curby?
(Here's my definition):
It is an abandoned, neglected, unwanted, discarded item, that used to be treasured by the owner 
of the home's curb on which the item has been placed.
It becomes a curby find, when the finder, a passerby, retrieves the item and makes it useful once again.

...and after I found this Regency Occasional Hickory Chair at Goodwill for $5...




(and added this to it, after I read THIS POST.)




...and after I found this brass lamp for $6 at Miracle Hill and a shade at Wal-Mart for $14.




...and after I painted this frame at y'all's suggestions.




Here's what the room looked like, right before Miss S left for college.














And as of today:



The heirloom table got painted and distressed, at your requests.






The armoire on this side of the room got sold on Craigslist...


and replaced with my great-grandmother's dresser.


Peek-a-boo! I see you in the mirror!



I found this jewelry box mirror at Goodwill. It was black.




Yardsale flowers in vintage yardsale teapot.



The $5 chair got $3 sample painted and $1.50 furred.



This is Tinsel, the sock monkey. He is waiting.


Not for the house to be listed and sold. But, rather, for a girl.


From South Korea. A foreign exchange student I've nicknamed, "Lovely".
She will be here in July, Tinsel.
This will be her room, too.
Tinsel is smiling.








God divinely interrupted our plans with His heart for us to host Lovely through next June.
Guess we'll sell the house after that!

Until she arrives, the room waits.
So do we.
Anxiously. Excitedly!


Jaime

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31 comments:

  1. Oh I love it! It went from groovy to soft serenity. It's such a sweet, relaxing room, and I'm sure your foreign exchange student is going to love it as well!

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  2. I can not believe that you found the PB bedding at Goodwill for $5.00, Leslie! Boy, luck was on your side that day! : ) The room looks just beautiful and I love everything you added to it. The chair turned out fabulous, too!

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  3. Looks beautiful, Leslie. It goes so perfectly with your gorgeous page. Peaceful, relaxing and inspiring. I wish I were Hyo-Jin...or sock monkey. I keep one seated on the top shelf of Mr. E's closet just like this. Of course, his closet doesn't look quite like this. :)

    Blessings to you.

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  4. The before was a really colorful rrom but I like the new look.
    Curbie, hah. One of our neighbors put their old bed frame out on the curb for the garbage man.
    Another neighbor grabbed it. She then put it in our neighborhood garden. Hah.
    Now the original bed owner has to look at her bed in the garden. Thought that was so funny, I had to share it.

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  5. The room looks absolutelybeautiful. She'll feel so welcomed and loved in your home!

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  6. Making sure this commenting thingy works. :)

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  7. Making sure it still works...yesterday's issues have me paranoid, LOL!

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  8. Gorgeous! So calm and serene. Love, love, love the lamp!

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  9. You are so good at gorgeous, elegant simplicity. The room looks awesome.

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  10. Love the room!! It looks so fresh and clean!! Great job!

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  11. It is absolutely fabulous! I love it! Well done!! xxx

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  12. What a fabulous makeover! It is so serene. Love the colors.

    ~ Tracy

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  13. Wow! Awesome! You've inspired me with your curby. We got a bed thingy (what is it? A headboard? Bed frame? Clearly I have no clue!) from my MIL, that's pretty similar to yours except for a king size bed. It's kind of painted a speckle-y tan color. I don't like it! But if I painted it white, I would love it. I may try that instead of selling it on craigslist like I've been bugging my husband to do. In fact, if he had done that already like I wanted, I would now be sad. :P Lol!

    Leslie, you're such an inspiration!

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  14. I love how it has come out and I love how you did it so inexpensively!!
    That is so much fun!!
    Thank you for sharing with us !

    xoxo
    Lori

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  15. This came out beautifully. Your special new family member will love her room.

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  16. Oh, wow! It's beautiful! She will love it!

    I love that color you used on the side table. What color is it?

    Also, that lamp rocks!

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  17. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh! Such love in this room.

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  18. It's wonderful! It looks so much bigger. Great job and a great example of doing it on a budget. I love what you did with the chair, very clever. Lisa~

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  19. The room looks amazing! I love the term "curby". I pick up such cute things up on the side of the road and am going to start using that term!

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  20. What a beautiful room. I can't believe you found the PB bedding for $5 and that chair, too! What deals!! Love the colors. So serene. I am sure your guest will fill like a queen in that room.

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  21. So peaceful and serene, unbelieveable find at GW!!! I think anyone would enjoy a stay in your lovely room. Kathysue

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  22. looks great! LOVE the headboard and chair, and my mom has that same bird photo!!! NICE WORK! (Hopping over from HOUSEography!)

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