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« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2008 10:17:47 PM »

Well, I was in 3 different dorm rooms last year, so they got increasingly un-pretty as I moved. I do have some amusing pictures though Smiley

I was only in this one for 3 weeks, but I had fun decorating at least, most of the art you see I made. The next move was into a room exactly like this.  Then I  moved across campus...

I think the fact that this was a cell phone camera explains why my hand looks unusually purple. Oh, this was when I discovered that the cupboards above the closets are just the right size to hide in and scare your floor mates.

And this one is just to show off the amusing crafting that took place a few months later.
Yes that is a man in a dress in the middle (actually that was my prom dress like, 4 years ago) and yes that is a wedding dress being hemmed by three people at once for the girl who is 4'9" whose hair I was still curling an hour before we had to go to the Spring Formal dance...
The guy (Ryan) didn't have a date and wanted to make the night more interesting by going in drag. It definitely worked, but the funny part was that the people in public reacted way weirder then the people from school (we go to a Quaker college in a small town). The wedding dress was my roommate's thriftstore find, which we were going to hem a week previously, but instead it ended up getting put off.

Once again, I ended up decorating my room mostly with my art because I have a lot of it Cheesy

I had a lot of fun in those three rooms ^^

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« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2008 11:28:06 PM »

I saw those dishes at my hobby lobby a couple weeks ago!  I LOVED them but the only ones they had for a whopping $3/plate and were all BROKEN!  $3 for a broken plate?  I think not Sad

« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2008 04:52:58 AM »

Ok, I just searched but could not come up with any decent pics of any of my rooms ... 3 years living on campus, thousands of photos but none of my ROOM lol.
I can't believe how many of you are sharing, and some of you even have bunk beds!!
There is maybe like, two colleges left in Australia who still share rooms. We used to complain sometimes about how you could never escape everyone else but apparently we had no idea lol!

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« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2008 07:11:28 AM »

kimmberrrr, your pictures seriously freaked me out - your boyfriend looks EXACTLY like my little brother from behind! i thought he was two-timing his girlfriend hahaahahaha.

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« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2008 11:50:13 AM »

Weirdly, I just found some pics of my senior year dorm room (I graduated in '04).  I'm not sure why I took these, as it's messy as all get out, so I clearly wasn't showing off.  Oh well, ignore the mess, enjoy the awesomeness.

This was a basement room, which sucked for lighting, but it was a quad and we had it as a double, so there was a ridiculous amount of room.  Here's my (full size!) bed, which I put in this weird nook in the corner.  I made curtains and (you can't quite see it in the picture) re-purposed a strange wood-shop looking bookcase I found in the storage room as a headboard.  It's also up on a gajillion cinderblocks, and had an acre of storage underneath that I covered with more curtains.

This is our couch, which we got from the Habitat for Humanity store for 5 bucks.  Since it looked like someone had possibly a) died on it. b) been lit on fire on it. c) had that fire doused with bleach, we decided to recover it.  Three ladies and a staple-hammer later, and there was this.  We also decoupaged a shiny shiny $3 coffee table which is not in the photo for some reason.

This is my desk area, which I only put in to show the fabulous re-purposed card catalog we used as a bar/wine rack.  I still have this, 4 moves and three cities later.  My roommate's desk and loft was to the right.  Seriously, enormous room.

Last is a shot of my closet (yes, just mine, my roommate's is on the left side of the picture) that was so huge I kept my clothes in half and put a sewing table in the other half for a permanent craft area.  There was an outlet in there and everything.

Thanks for letting me reminisce!
« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2008 01:26:54 PM »

I find it so strange that some dorm rooms don't have carpet! That would not go over well here when it's -50C out.
I'm loving everyone's rooms so far! I'm about to switch over to a different room, and once I get that one decorated I'll try to remember to post some pictures. For now I'll just have to get inspiration from everyone else  Smiley

Aphrasdaughter - how did you get the curtain rod to stay on the wall without paint damage?

Also, general question: Do those Command hooks really work? As in, don't strip paint? Every single one of my walls has numerous paint chips, many of them in neat square shapes, so I'm a little wary to use them.

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« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2008 02:12:15 PM »

Mintbamboo, I have some things like the Command hooks, and they are really strong, and they don't peel.  I have 2 posters, a school pennant, the front page of a newspaper, and 4 12" square corkboard from Rite Aid hung up with them, and they work beautifully.   Grin

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« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2008 03:24:07 PM »

your rooms are all so roomy!!! i'm an RA this year so i got the nice luxury or having my own room Smiley but it's way considerably smaller than all yours!

dont mind the bike btw! lol i would much rather have a couch but it's a 300 dollar bike... and i dont want it to get stolen Smiley

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« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2008 04:53:10 PM »

So I live off campus in an apartment with one of my best friends now, but last year we lived in the dorms, so I can post pictures of that room.

All of the dorms at our school are apartment style, with a living room, private bathrooms and a kitchen. The particular building we lived in has 2 bedrooms that you typically share with another person. My actual roommate moved out and got a private room after first semester because she had mono, so by default, I also got a private room! Hooray! These pictures are of my room after Roommate moved out.

This is my massive (king sized) bed. Once Roommate moved out, I just pushed our two beds together and made one massive one.

I called this desk my "school desk" because I had two, and used this one for computer/printer/studying. The rack with all the purses above my desk is actually a kitchen rack from Ikea, but it works for purses pretty well.

This is my sewing desk. The way I had my room arranged, I didn't have space for a chair for that desk, so I just pushed my bed closer whenever I had a project for class or for personal means.

Our dorms actually used to be a hotel from the 1800s, which partially burned down and then was revamped as a dorm, so each apartment/dorm room had at least one fireplace in it. It just so happened that the fireplace in our apartment was in my bedroom. The mantle was very convenient for holding all my movies.

Halfway through second semester, I found a use for this big tapestry that was just hanging out in my scrap fabric box. I made a little tent for my fish! They were happy about it, lol.

My TV was too big to sit on my dresser with the DVD/VCR on it as well, so I had to kind of perform a balancing act with the two.

The closet became so much more expansive once Roommate moved out, lol. Still it wasn't long before the closet became a big mess.

From the bed, this is what you see. The right door is my bathroom and the left is my closet. Note the exposed pipes on the ceiling. They leaked. It wasn't so fantastic.

My (then) boyfriend and my suitemate (now apartment roommate) demonstrate how to jump on my bed properly.

Bonus picture: This is me (pink hair) and my other suitemate before we went out the the 1950s dinner theater all of our RAs put on for us. We're standing in our living room, and you can see kind of into our kitchen, through the doorway on the right. The door behind us went out to the hall.
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« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2008 05:40:36 PM »

Nice job! I am so impressed!
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