We set out to design
the ultimate in alternative student furniture: fun, hip, cheap,
portable, creative and do-it-yourself. It would have to withstand
the dangers of dorm life, overcrowded apartments and the onslaught
of overnight visitors. It would have to be something that could
be personalized and modified to suit the personalities of creative
We have succeeded in
all of the above with our invention of the Hippy Crash Pad. With
items readily available from home furnishing and import stores we
have created an all-in-one lounge, sofa, loveseat, study area and
guest bed. It can easily be folded-up and moved out of the way.
All of this can be yours for somewhere between $50 and $100.
Central to the Crash
Pad is the a papason cushion, from those big round bucket seats
called papasons. This cushion should be available separate from
the papason, and we have seen it priced between $40 and $50. Next
we added the green flannel pillow which was actually a "body
pillow" we found at a linen outlet store for $10. To that we
added the two mustard pillows which were $10 each. On top of these
pillows add your accent items. We added items that we already had:
the leopard print pillow and the wool blanket. We also placed the
drum and the coffee table nearby to frame the whole thing.
As you can see by varying
the color of the papason, the type of pillows and accents, you can
come up with very different designs to suite your own unique personality.
Try getting some of these items from family, friends and yard sales
to get your costs lower and get your look to be unique. And when
you do, tell them you saw it here first at StudentNow.
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