Welcome to my room!
Ahh! Oh my goodness I can’t believe it’s my second year in college. It seems just like last year I was bugging my parents to quickly move me into the space that I now call home. Come check out my revamped place, and I hope it helps inspire you add some finishing touches to your dorm as well.
As always, my whole entire room was pinterest inspired. (I know… what a surprise) I just can’t stay away! Check out the link to my Pinterest board: College Living
The Wall of Fame
Alright everyone. It’s story time!
So, I was at The Dollar Store (aka my second home) to pick up extra photo frames for my room. I intended to get the small frames: 4×7 like I always do but as I made the incredible decision to jump on Pinterest while sitting in the parking lot, these photos came onto my timeline and I immediately fell in LOVE.
I wanted to take a space of bare wall in my room but I wasn’t sure how to do it and this answered all of my prayers. Thanks for listening, Jesus! Here is my version of this Pinterest inspired wall art:
I love the way it turned out! These are 8 x 10 gold frames I purchased from my local Dollar Tree, and I printed out my photos at Office Max/Depot for $0.69 EACH! I’ll probably extend the wall soon and add more photo frames. Stay tuned!
If you want small 4×7/5×9 photos I reccomend going to your community Walgreens,CVS, etc. Smaller prints will cost around $0.40. However I asked how much it would cost to print an 8×10 and it was $4 for ONE picture. No thank you!
So I had to make a journey over to Office Max and instead of getting 2 photos for $8 at Walgreens, I GOT ALL 12 PHOTOS FROM OFFICE MAX FOR $8! #RoadToSuccess
This corner of my room was roomie inspired! We both liked the idea of turning the boxed off area in our rooms into a space for someone else to sit, read and relax. (This is also where I’ve been doing my Grey’s Anatomy binge watching.)
Brown Rug: Five Below
Pink fluffy ceiling decoration thingy: Dollar Store
(I was SO excited when I found them! Super cute and simple.)
Giraffe Statue: Tj Maxx
(our eyes met as I was walking down the aisle and I couldn’t resist him)
Pink/Purple Vases: Dollar Store 🙂
The other things on the table such as the candle and room spray are from Bath and Body Works and Bealls! I ‘ve been obsessed with the smell of roses lately so I picked up these items. I got my books from Target, and the clear vase on the bottom is also from the dollar store!
I was trying to think of a clever subtitle for each part of my room and I think this one speaks for itself! 🙂
Okay but seriously, having a good space for all of my beloved cosmetics has always been important to me! So instead of doing my homework and excelling in my education…I made the conscious decision to use this valuable space as a place to get all dolled up each day. Smart choice, right?! (Sorry mom and dad)
But wait! Here’s a Tip:
Doing your homework outside of your room has always been the best idea because it gets you away from distractions and strays you away from laying in your bed and napping. See!? Upside to everything.
Rose gold baskets? Yes please! I’m pretty sure this is supposed to be used for books or magazines, but I saw potential in this little guy and decided to spend $5 at Walmart each for these baskets! It stores all of my eyeshadows and lashes. I love them!
To store my foundations, primers and other products I purchased plastic organizers from Target, Ross and Walmart!
All of my brushes and stones are in vases from… you guessed it! The Dollar Store. And the cool sphere holding all of my lip products is from TJ Maxx! It was only $7. Couldn’t pass it up!
Mirror Mirror on the Wall…
I saw these photos on Pinterest and wanted to place small mirrors on my wall! I loved the idea of mixing them with photos, letters and other wall decor. So, off to the dollar store I went and purchased these fake flowers, frames and mirrors!
Here’s what I did!
Gold Cart: Bealls
(Carts like these can be found at Walmart, Target etc. also!)
Iridescent Vase: Belongs to my roommate, so I’m not sure where it’s from. Thanks Nicole!
Orange Vase: Dollar Store
On the middle shelf I have my sacred crown and sash through the Miss America Organization.
On the third shelf I put a collection of magazines, and perfume bottles.
Bulletin Board: Walmart
It’s Bed Time!
The layout, color scheme and overall theme of my bed was completely all on Pinterest! I never thought I could have such a clean, white comforter (I’m VERY clumsy.) But I like how it modernizes everything and it came together perfectly! Here’s what inspired me:
While out shopping, I stayed on the hunt for fuzzy pillows, and accent decoration throw pillows! I was also interested in statement pillows with writing on them /designs and the combination I found at my local Ross had EVERY pillow I wanted right in front of me! Ross was the last store I was going to visit that day, and I’m so glad I did.
If anyone has an obsession with pillows like I do, you know that sometimes they can become very expensive! My issue was that most of the pillows I would find were $16-20. Especially faux fur pillows! I couldn’t afford to blow that much on just one piece of cotton covered in fluff and cloth. The pillows I found at Ross were $8 EACH. AHH!
The two gold geometric pillows are from Bealls, and they were also apart of my dorm tour from last year! They came in a set for $16. The gold color has faded since last year, but the pillows are still pretty.
The tiny gold pillow is from Target’s mini dollar/value section they have in the front of the store when you walk in! I purchased this pillow during Valentine’s Day however so I’m not sure if it’s still there.
The orange sphere is my roommates – not sure where it’s from!
And because I know you’re dying to know the answer: the giraffe (his name is Diego) is from The San Diego Zoo! We also locked eyes in the souvenir shop, and I decided to bring him back to Florida with me. (:
Thanks for taking a step into my space!
Until next time,