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Old 09-11-2009, 11:04 AM   #1
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I'm moving into a dorm soon and have started to look for decorations for it but need help deciding what exactly to put on the walls.

I already have the comforter:


I need some ideas of what to hang on the walls. I already found picture frames and I'm going to make my own name board. I made one for my friend's baby:

Mine will look just like that except the letters will be painted white, with a blue background, and brown on the trim.


I wanted to possibly use some metal work but, being a college student, I'm broke and can't afford the expensive decorations. Is there anything classy and elegant--yet cheap--that I could buy?

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A corkboard is nice to have in a dormroom. You can use push pins on it to display pictures, notes, reminders, etc. And, you can cover it with fabric that cordinates with your decor.

Here's a couple of links with different ideas:

http://www.marthastewart.com/good-th...etin-boards_p8

http://www.justmommies.com/articles/...orkboard.shtml

http://freshvintage.typepad.com/fres...01/post-2.html

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Also, if you have a Hobby Lobby or Garden Ridge in your town, look there. They have nice decorative items at great prices. Target also.
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Thought of a couple of other places to buy decorations - Kirklands, Marshalls, TJ Maxx, and online there is Overstock.com
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I'm broke and can't afford the expensive decorations.

You're broke? If you're parents are paying, so are they
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I wanted to possibly use some metal work but, being a college student, I'm broke and can't afford the expensive decorations. Is there anything classy and elegant--yet cheap--that I could buy?
check your local consignment, salvage, yard sales & thrift shops. you can find some great stuff there!
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Can I suggest cinder block chic?

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This was bumped back up by a spammer
OP hasn't been back in months
But Craigslist is a good source for what is needed
I picked up a 27" Sony TV (8 years old) & coffee table for free
Also picked up a 14" RCA TV 3 years old for free

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