Kids today are out of hand!
A new trend has emerged in recent years of giving dorm rooms the sort of treatment usually reserved for actual houses attached to a mortgage.
In my day, we were lucky if we even had sheets that fit those extra-long twin dorm beds.
But today's students are out here giving their dorm rooms full HGTV makeovers, shiplap and all, in a space they usually have to share with another person. This makes no sense, especially since they will have to move out of their dorm in nine months, but some people's creative spirit just cannot be contained:
The changes these students make to their dorm room, and the way they decorate and practically remodel is very impressive, but also shocking. This is a lot of money to spend on a temporary housing situation.
Before//after✨ https://t.co/9xV1PHkOCd— Maddi (@Maddi) 1534703934.0
Take a closer look at the transformation:
Not everyone was as shocked and confused as me, of course:
@madisyn_blayne where are those curtains from though they make the sunlight look pretty🤗— krystal🕊 (@krystal🕊) 1534834577.0
@madisyn_blayne Just drop out and go into interior design for a living cause holy shit this is immaculate 😍— The North Remembers 🐺 (@The North Remembers 🐺) 1535123075.0
But most folks reacted with similar bafflement:
@madisyn_blayne So are we all just gonna ignore that the bed is so fucking high https://t.co/LkTaJZ6WuZ— André Noruega (@André Noruega) 1535178764.0
@madisyn_blayne You know you gotta take that shit down right?— ماندو صانتوس (@ماندو صانتوس) 1535052924.0
@madisyn_blayne The RA’s gonna walk in like https://t.co/QNWiNytPGO— Nesssita (@Nesssita) 1535208420.0
And a few mentioned that her large coffee maker wouldn't be around, most likely because it's a fire hazard (at least it is according to my alma matar):
Mostly, the internet found this whole thing just plain ridiculous and got right to work low-key roasting these dorm-room Joanna Gaineses:
Before/After my dorm room makeover !!! All for under $100!✨😍💕 https://t.co/FCJgSQCX8J— wern (@wern) 1535217432.0
LU dorm before and after 😍 https://t.co/kLnTaLpliX— Trae ツ (@Trae ツ) 1535233682.0
before and after of my dorm😌 it looks a little basic but let me know what you think🙈 https://t.co/eXARTTZSS9— lexie (@lexie) 1535218225.0
my dorm before and after. didn’t wanna do too much. 😊😊 https://t.co/3iRiX33JvB— $poon ☿ (@$poon ☿) 1535399257.0
Finally finished working on my dorm, here’s the before and after https://t.co/ypDS8TUeKb— Matthew Goldstine (@Matthew Goldstine) 1535211996.0
finally done with my dorm 😋🙌🏽 before and after 💖✨ https://t.co/gQy7GbME0m— afeera (@afeera) 1535307373.0
With some using famous worldwide landmarks...
before and after of my dorm🙈🙈 didn’t want to go too crazy 🤣 https://t.co/BVGrX5SOCM— anna (@anna) 1535247399.0
...and celebrated works of art to underline the ridiculousness of this fool's errand:
my dorm before and after. didn’t wanna do too much 🤪 https://t.co/PXeCkp2DDl— ✰ l a n i ✰ (@✰ l a n i ✰) 1535264361.0
While others couldn't help but strike a more election-year-topical tone:
My dorm room before and after taking all the copper wire out the room to afford tuition https://t.co/fu3sXTdmfv— Bardock-The Father of Dank (@Bardock-The Father of Dank) 1535319697.0
Hopefully it's all worth the investment!