Dorm Sweet Dorm

It’s been almost a month since I moved back to school, but only a week with my new roommate, Fernanda. She moved in last weekend after we met at the start of this semester, and we seemed like more compatible roommates. We both share a love for organization and tidiness but our room was a little plain with the big blank white walls.  I wanted some fun and some color:

First, I had 8 of my favorite photographs printed in black and white – 4 vertical and 4 horizontal. I posted them above my bed. Since my room colors are black, white, red and gray, these circular designs for wall art were a perfect find!

Then on Wednesday, I was feeling suddenly inspired. I wanted some “art” for the walls, and I’ve always wanted to try painting. I’ve never actually painted a picture since finger painting in elementary school, but I bought myself some 8×10 canvases, 10 different color paints and 4 different paint brushes.

Since I only have one class on Fridays, I spent the afternoon making two original paintings to hang above my bed. I am totally an amateur and have no painting experience, so of course they are a little cartoon-y and silly but now I have two things I LOVE decorating my walls…Coffee and Elephants :D

Ellie <3

I came up with what I wanted in my head, penciled the outline of the elephant and just had fun with the rest. The coffee I completely free-handed because that one was a little bit easier. It was a fun project to work on and now my room is a little less plain. Starting to feel a little more like home <3

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Posted on September 21, 2012, in College, Real Life Stuff and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. You just continue to amaze us and make us smile from ear to ear Kenzie Lou!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your “original” painting of Ellie. I can’t wait to come see your room in a couple of weeks. Enjoy your new hobbie and make a “kenzie original” for me to take home please. xoxoxo

  2. Sharon Estes/Grandma

    Wow Kenzie ! Your paintings are just wonderful. Your are so talented.

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