DIY Double Duty: Dorm Divider and Bulletin Board
September 22, 2014 | by


Do you and your roommate want a chic way to signify your separate spaces? Or maybe you want a decoration that is also useful? With this DIY project, you can have both.

A combination dorm divider and bulletin board is a great way to signify your separate spaces, while it is also a great, useful decoration. Your roommate can put a corkboard on her side of the dorm divider; if she wants to, have her follow the directions on her side of the divider.



  • Solid, wood room divider
  • Bulletin board(s)
  • Wood glue
  • Paint/Fabric (optional)


1. Gather all of your materials together. The best room divider for this project is solid. When it’s solid, it’s more likely to hold the weight of the bulletin board.

2. If you want your bulletin board spiced up a bit, you can paint it with acrylic paint or cover it with fabric and staple the fabric to the back of the board, or you could always use a bulletin board that is fun-shaped or has some kind of pattern on it already.


3. Glue the bulletin board or boards on to the dorm divider in whatever location you choose.

4. Let the glue dry before you start to use the bulletin board and divider.


5. Place the stylish divider wherever you want to in your room. You can use it as a dorm divider or as a decoration.

6. Put anything you want on the bulletin board. Your dorm divider and bulletin board is waiting to be used.

Now, you have a decoration, room divider, and organizational tool all in one. It’s time to show off your end product! Your friends will ask you where you got your trendy decoration. Tell them or keep it a secret.

You might also like:

How to Personalize Your Workspace

A CL Intern’s Guide to Desk Organization

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About Author

Keegan Brewster is a student at Shepherd University. Follow her at @keequinnb. To stay tuned to more articles for classy co-eds be sure to follow College Lifestyles (TM) on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter @collegelifestyl.

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