Picture, if you will, a sweltering day of heat and humidity and a miniscule dorm room without air conditioning. Add to that picture 3 grown women trying to decorate and you can imagine what yesterday was like. Heidi and I drove down to New Jersey (a 2 1/2 hour trip) to help Heidi’s daughter, Whitney, with her new dorm room. Whitney is a resident advisor this year, so she gets to move in early and she has a room to herself. Whitney had already moved in the day before and we were coming to ‘tweak’ everything.
The 2 and 1/2 hour trip turned into over 3 hours. On one of NJ’s famous roundabouts we encountered an overturned tractor trailer and had to find a new way to get to the campus. By the time we got there we were starving and went to lunch. Then it was off to Target and Home Depot with a list of things for the room.
Forgive the less than stellar quality to my photos – small dorm rooms and my camera don’t get along! The photo above is of a typical dorm room. Two people usually share one of these closet sized rooms.
This is my favorite thing in the room. Whitney took a set of old bedsprings, spray painted it and then attached clothespins (also spray painted). It is on the wall behind her futon/sofa. Now she can attach photos, notes…you name it, and have a fun way of displaying everything.
All 3 of us were wiped out at the end of the day. Heidi and I headed home and stopped at McDonalds for the perfect pick-me-up: a giant chocolate shake and french fries. I headed for the shower immediately upon entering MHC.
I wish I had the photography skills to capture the whole dorm room. It is charming, full of color – the perfect place to nest and hang out. These girls are going to want to visit their RA! Great job, Whitney. You remember Heidi owns a home and antique shop nearby? She has a fabulous eye for presentation…and I would say the apple doesn’t fall very far from the tree!