DIY Room Divider

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My studio before I made the divider


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.

Everything you need to make your own room divider

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.

One rolling rack divider


Supplies:
3 rolling garments racks ($12.99 each at Target)
3 shower curtains ($5.99 each at Conway)
3 packs of shower curtain hooks ($3.99 each at Burlington Coat Factory)

My studio with the divider


Directions:
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!



The bottom of the rolling rack can be used to store shoes which is great since closet space is limited.

Another look at the divider

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.

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  1. Sharonda says:

    What a great, practical idea! The studio is looking good! Love the couch!

  2. LOVE the couch. You did a great job decorating Melissa, the apt. is looking very soothing, beautiful and chic.

  3. very good idea! looks good!

  4. I love the couch! It definitely says chic. The garment racks are a life saver as well. This was a great DIY.

  5. I was looking for a way to hide my 3 year old grand-daughters down stairs toys that’s in our living room since she only visits a couple of times a month, but it also had to have STYLE ! Well this is it, because I already have those exact clothing racks in the garage and loads of extra matching curtains. Thanks for posting this, it saved me alot of money!

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