SAN MARCOS, Texas – Texas State University mom Sheila Ybarra said it took seven people, $2,000 and 10 hours to pull off a Pinterest-worthy dorm room makeover and Ybarra said she wouldn't have it any other way.
"It's so important to make it feel like it is their own space," Ybarra said.
Ybarra recently moved her daughter Skylar Bantz into Sterry Hall, a nearly 50-year-old residence hall.
The makeover has alumni in disbelief that Bantz and her roommate Adeline Vela had the vision to transform their dorm room from "Scary Sterry" to a "beautiful home."
Ybarra posted before and after photos to Facebook over the weekend and the images have gone viral.
Ybarra said she shopped at Bed Bath and Beyond, IKEA, Target and Amazon but noticed about a month before her daughter's move in date, "a lot of items had already been picked through in the stores."
Bantz and Vela's families met before moving in to draw up a plan and divide responsibilities.