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Thursday, September 12, 2013

An exchange student and an embroidery project

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. 
Clever girl!
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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Linda {Calling it Home} said...

What a wonderful thing to do. I would love to do this. You are so thoughtful to make the room more 'girly' for her. You know I'm always working on some DIY project.

pam {simple details} said...

What fun! A couple of our friends have had exchange students and were sad to see them go! You did a great transforming the boy space on a non-existent budget! :)

Holly said...

I'm amazed you did that by hand and what an impact they have in the room - nice work. And what a nice thing to take on an exchange student of your own. It seems like Katie is a changed young woman from her experience - how neat.

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