When suitemates Jenny and Sonal hit the flea markets to furnish their Columbia University campus housing, they quickly realized that the pieces they wanted exceeded their budget. Budget shmudget. Armed with rolls of tape and inspiration culled from their archaeology and art history books, the students managed a stylish room on the cheap, and with minimal real furniture they never feel cramped. Jenny and Sonal have everything they could possibly want, including pets (bird, fish and kitty), a cozy fireplace and a grandfather clock, all made of tape. It's all of the fun of the $10 Sharpie Makeover with none of the commitment, and it is absolutely perfect for a kid's room. We can't think of a better way to showcase a child's latest interests without committing money, materials and precious space. Using tape creates the potential for a child's fantasy space where animals are low maintenance, vases aren't breakable and renters can do whatever they want without consulting the landlord first. See more of Jenny and Sonal's suite at Refinery 29.
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