Students are Awesome!

This article, “On the Cheap” ran in the New York Times and discusses how resourceful and innovative college students are when it comes to decorating their dorm rooms and apartments.

Photos taken by Phil Mansfield

Joyce Walder points out, “Where others see garbage, students see potential: a wooden futon frame, less the futon, becomes a towel rack. An old-fashioned school desk and bench that might well have come out of a one-room schoolhouse upstate? Use it as a bedside table.”

What have you re-purposed in your dorm room, apartment or home?  If you want, feel free to email me some pictures and I will post it on our blog. You can reach me at


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