Monday, September 26, 2011

Little By Little

Since being in college, this is my very first time having my own room.  My space to call my own.  It's precious.  I don't know about you, but I'm a homebody, and when you're one of those, it's so important to have a room you enjoy spending time in.  To put it mildly, when I walked in the house I had a panic attack.  My room is the old dining room, so it boasts tile floor, 3 doors to the room, and no closet.  NO CLOSET...this is obviously a problem for me. Or anyone, really.  The previous owner also had a dog who apparently loved to use the dining room {now my room} as a bathroom, so it smelled just lovely.  After some serious freak out moments, a game plan, sanitizing, swiffering, taking full advantage of my Pottery Barn discount, shopping trip to Anthro, and a few gallons of paint later, I think it's almost finished!


Yesterday I went to the Farmer's Market to get my vintage furniture and I scored a desk and shelf, but another lady grabbed the dresser I wanted before I could get it :(  So, the hunt for a dresser is on! Because I have no dresser, clothes are still everywhere and that's no good for pictures! I have managed to take some fun small snapshots for you, though.  It's like a teaser, really. But hey- gotta keep you in suspense (;


Kitchen:




 Bedroom:


cure to any bad smell: Anthro candles.

Anthro knobs make me happy!
Desk area:




My desk is beautiful...I adore it. The chair and desk came as a set and I couldn't be happier with them. Now if only that lady would grow a heart and give the poor old college student the dresser (;


Hope you have a wonderful Monday! Today's my first day of classes. Should be fun!
Love,
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41 comments:

  1. I would have cried too! Glad it is all coming together for you. Can't wait to see the rest, loving it so far!

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  2. If anyone could make a dingy dining room into a cozy and beautiful bedroom, it would be you! It looks amazing so far, and I'll be keeping my fingers crossed you find the perfect dresser :) Happy first day of classes!
    Lisa xoxo

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  3. I love you desk too! It's so you :)

    Good luck on your quest for a dresser and I can't wait to see the final product!

    xoxo
    Jenna

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  4. Have a great first day Michaela! I love fresh starts! Your desk is beautiful!

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  5. Your desk area is just gorgeous! Hope you have a great first day!

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  6. Yay! A new place to make your own is always fun. I especially love your office area. The fresh flowers make it seem so homey.

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  7. I love what you have already done with your room - the desk is lovely!

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  8. I can't wait to see more! I know its adorable!

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  9. LOVE all the details! Have fun on your first day of school! xo

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  10. Oh that desk is lovely and I just love the anthro mercury glass candles. My college room looked NO where as cute (but then again I pretty much shared a closet).

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  11. Looks great! It can be a little bit pricier, but where I am this semester doesn't have closets instead they have an armiore. I'm sure you could find one you like for a dresser and closet all in one!

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  12. It looks lovely! Can't wait to see your solution for the non-closet situation! Hope you find a dresser soon :)

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  13. It looks lovely! Can't wait to see your solution for the non-closet situation! Hope you find a dresser soon :)

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  14. That desk really is gorgeous, what a score! And I'm with you, let the poor college student have the dresser! Too bad it doesn't work that way, right? (c: It's looking amazing, can't wait to see the whole thing!

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  15. Love your desk space...and I can't wait to see more pictures!! I hope this is an awesome year ahead for you Michaela! Xo, Katie

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  16. Wow, you did an amazing job turning this space into such a cute one! College living can be a little stressful, but having your own space is necessary- and you've made yours look fabulous! I love that vintage desk. Too adorable. Good luck this year! :)

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  17. Looking great so far my dear! I'm sure you came up with the perfect solution for your space and can't wait to see more photos!!

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  18. LOOKS GREAT! Can't wait to see it all! :)

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  19. I am LOVING your desk and all the goods on top! ;)
    You did a great job with it!
    I do believe you are 100% correct when you say Antrho candles cure bad smells! haha
    Good luck on your 1st day back!! ;)

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  20. Love the candles! And your desk is fab!! Can't wait to see more :D

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  21. Can't wait to see the rest of the room when you get done. Good luck on your first day back to school! I can bet the rain is not helping!

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  22. Wishing you so much luck and peace on the first day. Wish I could drop off a dresser for you. Your work space looks beautiful. Thinking of you!

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  23. Oy... dog smell equals huge hurdle to leap over. But sounds like you did and it's all coming together. Eh hmm.. yes, living without a closet would be a little daunting. I can understand though... I lived in some less-than-desirable rooms during some of my college years, including one room that was literally the size of a walk-in closet. Have fun fixing! :)

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  24. Yay!! I love the little sneak peaks!! I can't wait to see it tonight on Skype...and then in real life!! WOOHOOOOOOOOO!!!

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  25. Sigh! It's gorgeous! I wish I could have a room like that!

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  26. ahhh!!!!
    i need an anthro candle...
    k thanks! :)

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  27. Looks really pretty !! Those anthro candles are my absolute favorite...they have the most amazing smell !

    xxLily
    goldandgray.com

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  28. so so cute!!
    I loove your frame with create in me a pure heart!

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  29. Oh man. That darn lady! If only I had been with you...no one can say no to a pregnant woman on a mission. xoxo

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  30. Hope your first day went well!
    The space looks great already...can't wait to see the final product!

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  31. I hope you find a dresser -- there must be a better one on the horizon. Things are looking fabulous so far!

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  32. I love that desk! I've been eyeing it's twin at my local antique mall.... You may have just sold me!
    You've done an amazing job! Can't wait to see the rest!

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  33. It looks perfect, love! That desk really is beautiful. What an awesome score. Keep searching forthat perfect dresser; it exists, I promise! xo

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  34. Oh no... sorry you missed out on the dresser! That must mean there's a better one in store for you soon. (: I love your room so far! Anthro candles definitely make things smell delicious. Hopefully it helps with the smell... not to mention, that mercury glass candle is gorgeous too. Can't wait to see more of your room. I know you'll make it cozy as can be.

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  35. i love sneak peeks! i can't wait to see the rest!

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  36. Your desk = my most favorite thing ever!!! How comfy and cute!!! Love it!!!!!!!! That's where you can sit to plan your next visit down!! :)

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  37. Can't wait to see your room revealed!! It's neat that your farmer's market carries vintage furniture. Ours is pretty small we only have food.

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