Did I mention that part of our very busy Summer involved
welcoming a foreign exchange student into our home?
Florence arrived from Montreal several days before we moved our oldest off to college.
Knowing that ultimately Flo would end up in Ryan's room, I felt that the space needed a few tweaks so that it looked more girly than teen boy, I am sure you'll agree....
So, with instructions from the husband to not spend any money,
I dredged up a couple of unfinished projects
(I have mentioned my DIY-ADD haven't I?)
and figured that this was as good a time as any to get after them.
The first one I spoke about way back here, and using things I already had in my craft closet, I did this....
Yes, that is embroidery on art paper...
don't know what inspired me to recreate the feel of the inspiration piece this way,
but I like how it turned out.
The boy had to remove a load of "stuff" from his walls and such....
Here is a little (crappy iPhone) peek at the refreshed look...
Perhaps I can sneak into the room when the bed is made
(yeah, I am that kind of Mom, I just close the doors)
and get some better photos.
I think Flo was pleased with the result as she saw the before situation.
And her addition to the room?
Using the bulletin boards as jewelry holders.
Florence is a delight and a terrific addition to our family.
And the best part?
We get to give a little of what Katie got while she did her exchange in Chile.
Being a host family is wonderful!
What long unfinished DIY projects have you gotten after lately?
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