My years of homeschooling came to an end this past year
as my youngest daughter headed off to college.
It's funny how you can be so proud and happy
yet feeling sad and lost
all at the same time.
Since a school room was no longer needed
and this room adjoins my daughters room
I decided to convert it into a sitting/guest room
for my daughter (and me too)
I knew this project would take some time
as papers had to be sorted through
as well as 14 years of accumulation.
What I hadn't anticipated was the emotional side
of re-doing this room
so it took longer than I anticipated
but it was good therapy as well
as this season of my life came to a close.
And, I did get it finished by the time
my daughter came home last month.
The walls were a pale blue and I finally decided
on a color called "Spilled Milk"
which is a very light cream color.
The trim was in desperate need of some TLC
and I painted it all white.
Here is the finished view from the doorway.
And in the little corner by the doorway
is a very comfortable chair
for relaxing, reading & having tea.
Now comes the fun stuff :)
I found these wonderful light switch covers on e-bay.
They match the quilt on the daybed perfectly
and look like they came as part of the set.
I had so much fun creating the top of the dresser.;
My daughter added her special touch
as you can see by the fingernail polish
between the display :)
I used lilacs as the theme flowers for spring
but will change them around with the seasons.
This delicate pink jeweled butterfly pin
is a perfect centerpiece for the lilacs.
Rose is one of my favorite scents.
Don't you love the handmade soaps?
I have a friend who makes these.
This is my daughter's creation
and I am sure she will be taking it with her
when she heads back to school in September.
What says a girls room like vintage perfume bottles
I found these little bottles at Michaels
(so they're not really vintage)
on clearance, of course.
Along with this candle holder.
I thought the jeweled dragonfly
complemented the butterfly.
And I love the colors on these pins.
Which were tucked away in the back of a drawer.
Of course, a TV was needed if this room
was going to be mainly for my daughter
& her friends.
You have probably seen these candle holder in previous posts
but I think they may have found their forever home.
At least for now that is :)
Now you can't have a sitting room
without a few teacups.
And of course, a teapot.
The bottom of the Entertainment unit
was filled with a white bouquet of flowers.
My daughter's nighstand from her dorm room
fits nicely under the window.
As does her little lantern.
Some lilacs along the windowsill
brighten up the ledge.
In the reading corner sits a fig tree,
which surprisingly I haven't killed yet.
This wonderful little throw I bought at a
Hospital Auxiliary fundraiser
for my daughter's birthday.
I just love the little crocheted roses.
It really is quite a cozy little corner.
The bedding for the daybed
is called 'Antique Rose'.
And our little cat which we found at a garage sale.
If you put batteries in it looks like it is breathing.
Because of allergies we can't have a real cat :(
My daughter made pillows for her dorm room
so for now they fill the other part of the daybed.
Our tastes in decorating are similar.
And her little teddy bears which her Grandma made for her
dressed in her favorite hockey team jerseys - lol.
They will travel with her once again in September.
It was a long process for me to transform this room,
but when my daughter came home and saw the room for the first time
she just sat down on the bed and laughed
from sheer delight.
And that's what made the process so worthwhile.
I am joining...
The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursday
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
While He Was Napping for Weekend Wander