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Only Recent College Grads Could Get Away With These 10 Cheap & Cool Apartment DIYs

published Jun 1, 2016
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Graduating from college also means graduating from those crappy college apartments. And in the quest to master this “#adulting thing, you’re going to want to dress up your first post-grad space with decor that’s more grown up than anything you ever had in the dorms. And because you’re young and still figuring everything out, there’s a bunch of budget-boosting DIYs you can get away with.

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A Cinderblock Nightstand

(Image credit: Larnie Nicolson)

A Stacked Wood-and-Cinderblock TV Console

(Image credit: Anna + Tam)

A Photocopy Paper Art Installation

From the Bococo lookbook shot by Anna + Tam

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Milk Crates Made Into Tables with Hairpin Legs

Buzzfeed spotted these on Instagram

(Image credit: The Desi Wonder Woman)

A Fridge Covered in Duct Tape

(Image credit: Urban Outfitters)

Milk Crates Stacked Into a Bookshelf

From an Urban Outfitters picture spotted on Brit + Co

(Image credit: Pihkala)

A Pallet Sofa + Side Table Combo

Seen on Pihkala

(Image credit: A Beautiful Mess)

Black & White Blueprint Copy Artwork

(Image credit: Meg Lewis)

Pants Hangers as Photo Hangers

The DIY right over here on Apartment Therapy

(Image credit: Vt Wonen)

String Lights as a Headboard

DIY from VT Wonen