TUCSON – Southwest University students are taking dorm room decorating to a whole new level. The Salvation Army is challenging them to a design competition. Students have about a week to get their designated room together, but they must use only items from the Salvation Army’s four locations, with a budget of only $250. Can they do it?
“I know the pricing pretty well and I think that they can do it very easily without much trouble,” says Major James Sloan, Salvation Army Administrator.
The two 10′ x 12′ rooms are set up in the Adult Rehabilitation Store. Soon, they’ll be full with furniture, linens and decor from the thrift stores.
“They’ve been in already several times shopping and gathering stuff from all four of our stores and having it brought here so we’re ready to go!”
The teams have pulled very different items from the racks. One looks to be going vintage, while the other a bit retro.
“What we’re seeing also is the teams are keeping their products away from the other teams so they don’t see what the tricks are and secrets are.”
But the biggest secret is out; it is possible to create a trendy, comfortable living space on a budget.
“I think there’s a misconception that we have junk, in reality what we’ll see here when this product is finished will be a very unique product.”
The public gets to vote coming up Monday, March 5 through Saturday, March 10. Stop by the store at 6th and 38th street, if you’d like to check it out.
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