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studio apartment

Studio Apartment Makeover with The RoomPlace

My daughter just finished her first year at DePaul University.  She made the decision to stay in Chicago this summer because she has a job and just landed her first internship. DePaul offers limited housing options after freshman year so we decided it was best she rent a place for the next 3 years. She found a studio in the city that is affordable and in a great area but it is small! I’m talking under 300 sq feet small.…

Dorm Design – DePaul University

My daughter recently started college at DePaul University in Chicago which meant that we had to come up with a plan for her dorm.  I consider myself lucky because she let me help (I know some kids like to do it themselves) but I was given a very specific list of what she liked and what she didn't like. Her likes included: 1.  Organization that would be easy and simple. 2.  Gray, blush and neutral color scheme. 3.  Not a…

A Special Project

I've been super busy this summer and if things could go wrong I'm pretty sure they have but I just keep rolling with it and I'm hoping to catch up on life once I get my oldest off to college this weekend. Recently I've had a few friends ask me about a project I took on awhile back but never blogged about so I thought I'd just whip out a quick post with a few pics so they and you…

One Room Challenge

One Room Challenge – The Loft – Week 1

I’m super excited to be participating in my second One Room Challenge.  The last one I did was a few years ago when I made over our master bathroom.  It was just the kick in the butt I needed to get the space done and it even ended up being featured on Apartment Therapy twice (One being best of DIY for 2014!) I don’t blog as much as I used to and I actually didn’t plan on participating in the…

master bedroom closet makeover

Master Bedroom Closet Makeover

The first big project of the year is officially in the books...the master bedroom closet makeover!!  Whoo hoo!!  I thought it would be a simple project but turned out to be harder than I imagined.  Ok not that hard just time consuming and why is it when I do any sort of project the whole house seems to blow up? The closet was planned out, cleaned out, patched up, painted and installed.  I thought I had purged our stuff pretty…