In a city like New York, you will pay out of the wazoo for every square foot of real estate. So, when I found a quaint and affordable studio apartment, I jumped on it, all 267 sq feet! I love the space but I do wish I had a separate bedroom. I toyed with the idea of getting a pressured wall between my sleeping area and the couch but the $750 price tag stopped me in my tracks. To top it off, I couldn’t find a cute divider that matched my decor so I decided to make one for myself.
The DIY divider was really easy to make and very budget friendly. The total cost was $79.72 (including sales tax) – just a little more than 10% of what the pressured wall would have cost. All you need is about an hour and a few supplies.
1. Assemble your garment racks. If you are using circular shower hooks, leave one end of the top bar unattached. You’ll need to slide the curtains on later. If you’re using s-shaped hooks, go on ahead and affix the top bars.
2. Add the hooks to the curtains.
3. Hook (or slide if using circular hooks) the curtain onto the top bar of the garment racks. Put the last hook on the outside of the vertical bars. This will prevent gaps from showing through.
4. Line the racks up next to each other.
5. Admire your work!
I love the flexibility that comes with rolling racks. I can move them around to make the living and bedroom areas bigger or smaller as I see fit and I can change the curtains and hooks for a new look. I think change the shower curtains to a gold color next.