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Locker Decorations: Cool or Crazy?

Living 2011/10/11 19:04:44
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Nothing symbolizes the teen years more than a locker. But today's lockers aren't the boring, bare metal storage closets you may remember from your school days. They're being decorated with polka-dot chandeliers, zebra-print wallpaper and shag rugs.

"I've had a bunch of people stop by my locker and say, 'Wow, your locker's so cool,'” Nola Storey, an 11-year-old at Rye Middle School in New York, told The New York Times. In Little Rock, Ark., the demand for locker chandeliers had led to "snatching and grabbing," the Times reports. And locker wallpaper and chandeliers are also available at Target.



Christi Sterling, 50, and JoAnn Brewer, 49, friends and neighbors in Plano, Tex., got the idea for their company, LockerLookz, after decorating their daughters’ lockers at Prestonwood Christian Academy with fabric, paper and storage bins. "We got calls from the moms," Sterling told the Times. "'Where did y’all get this stuff? Cutest stuff! Where did you buy it?' We said, 'We made it.'" LockerLookz products are now sold at 1,200 stores across the country.

While decorating your locker seems harmless, innocent and creative enough, we're not sure we see the need for shag rugs and chandeliers. A mirror to check your lip gloss, maybe. What do you think?


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  • Sharonk 2011/10/12 01:50:23
    Cool
    Sharonk
    +1
    I a senior citizen but I think this is so cool, I'm tempted to do this to my golf course locker!
  • T-town 2011/10/12 01:33:45
    Cool
    T-town
    ya i did that w pics! and a shelf
  • cher2 2011/10/12 01:31:34
    Cool
    cher2
    I like it.. but, this is probably not even allowed in most schools anyway.,
  • Lizzie Bee *In My Sisters I... 2011/10/12 01:27:40
    Crazy
    Lizzie Bee *In My Sisters I Trust*
    Now my locker is pretty plain, we have a few posters in there, but its because they put them on the outside of my locker for my cross country meets! my locker is pretty boring!
  • Paredesd12 2011/10/12 01:15:10
    Crazy
    Paredesd12
    I rent my locker out.
  • Vision of Verve 2011/10/12 01:12:06
  • Ferηαηdo 夢 Vision ... 2011/10/12 12:24:47
    Ferηαηdo 夢
    Same here. Plus the ones I had in middle school were the thin ones that my backpack would hardly fit in. I never had the chance to or the desire to decorate in that manor.
  • Paulinney, etc. 2011/10/12 01:11:53
    Cool
    Paulinney, etc.
    +1
    a lil of both.. I mean it's not like it's your room or something.. you only go to your locker like 3-6 times a day out of like 7 hours... It's not like you sleep in it or something. I've seen this girl, and omgod. she decorated her whole locker cheetah and pink, it looked pretty but imagine when she has to take it off!
  • glass_butterfly ~YSU~ 2011/10/12 01:02:38
    Crazy
    glass_butterfly ~YSU~
    +1
    I don't have time to make my locker look nice. I tried my once in 7th grade and it ended miserably. I get in and get out. running from one end of the school to another in 5 minutes doesn't give you enough time to gawk at a locker. Especially when you have a bottom one! http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/i...
  • Angelinak98 2011/10/12 00:52:55
    Crazy
    Angelinak98
    +2
    No one in my school does this. Some people have whiteboards or magnets, but our lockers are about 3.5 by 1 foot.
    I can barely fit my winter coat in there! How do you expect me to decorate it?
    Also, against popular belief, school is NOT for socializing, decorating etc. Its for learning.
    Get over it.
  • dlsofsetx 2011/10/12 00:43:39
    Cool
    dlsofsetx
    +1
    I never decorated my lockers,but see no harm.
  • MaggieRivera 2011/10/12 00:17:33
    Crazy
    MaggieRivera
    +1
    Kids have decorated their lockers for years this is nothing new but this is ridiculous, put that effort into studying & quit screwing around! SMH...and you people wonder why we're looked at as "stupid Americans" by the rest of the world
  • 2226693 2011/10/11 23:47:40 (edited)
  • Paranormal♥Spirit 2011/10/11 23:31:16
    Cool
    Paranormal♥Spirit
    It is cool but nobody haves time to decorate their locker in between classes. School these days now won't let you spend time at lockers when school is over.
  • Siansta 2011/10/11 23:23:42
    Crazy
    Siansta
    no one has time to do tht, its unnecessary... we're only at our lockers for like a minute anyway...
  • runningintriangles 2011/10/11 23:23:34
  • Scott ヶ... running... 2011/10/12 00:34:40
    Scott ヶBrony Of PHAETヶ
    +3
    At my school you had to hire a locker... and even then they were tiny things. I didn't even bother.
    This is no doubt for those teens wishing to make some sort of fashion statement or trying to be "cool" (?). Anyone with an ounce of sense would not bother with such, silly things.
  • DaughterofDarkness~a.k.a Al... 2011/10/11 23:22:12
    Cool
    DaughterofDarkness~a.k.a Alice~in Nyx I trust
    meh. my locker is too small to decorate :/
  • ILovePotter 2011/10/11 23:03:09
    Cool
    ILovePotter
    it looks nice :)
  • shar 2011/10/11 22:53:39
    Cool
    shar
    we only got one small one when we were seniors
  • RobHom 2011/10/11 22:48:40
    Crazy
    RobHom
    +3
    Someone has some really screwed up priorities where money is concerned and also has too much time on their hands.....
  • joe 2011/10/11 22:43:33
    Cool
    joe
    Anything that provides children a platform to be creative is a good thing.
  • Cal 2011/10/11 22:36:07
    Crazy
    Cal
    Cool, but who has the money for such things. Crazy because it's a massive waste of money.
  • Deb 2011/10/11 22:33:49
    Cool
    Deb
    People decorate lockers anyway,this is just a cuter way to do it
  • Stephanie 2011/10/11 22:11:07
    Cool
    Stephanie
    I'd decorate my locker, but it's made of wood
  • bettyboop 2011/10/11 22:04:15
    Cool
    bettyboop
    I think if the kid wants to personalize their locker, go ahead on. I never did do that in high school, mainly because I was poor and did not have money to. But other kids did and I always thought it was cool.
  • ladyO 2011/10/11 21:21:25
    Crazy
    ladyO
    dangit i meant to press cool errrg anywho yeah i love it i did it to my lovker
  • MOMMA THOMAS 2011/10/11 21:18:07
    Crazy
    MOMMA THOMAS
    +12
    IT'S A LOCKER! GO TO CLASS!
  • Anonymouse ~superdoge~ 2011/10/11 21:01:32
    Cool
    Anonymouse ~superdoge~
    We don't use lockers at our school, but if we did this would be better.
  • mambotango 2011/10/11 20:55:08
    Crazy
    mambotango
    +8
    I wouldn't say 'crazy' but maybe 'unnecessary'
  • Troponeme mambotango 2011/10/11 22:28:18
    Troponeme
    +1
    I completely agree with you!
  • Aly Hart 2011/10/11 20:54:43
    Cool
    Aly Hart
    Cute. I don't care enough to go all-out decorating, though.
  • The Impossible Girl ✿ 2011/10/11 20:52:55
    Cool
    The Impossible Girl ✿
    I wish I had something in my locker to make it better looking.. oh well.
  • Old Nellie Bones 2011/10/11 20:52:44
    Cool
    Old Nellie Bones
    I might just do that to my locker at work.
  • marcie 2011/10/11 20:47:24
    Cool
    marcie
    +2
    Why not, it personalizes a boring plain locker for the one using it and may add a little fun to being at school.
  • smitty 2011/10/11 20:46:37
    Crazy
    smitty
    +5
    Why the heck would someone want to admire a locker. I had other things to do as a kid than be at my locker. I throw my coat in and books. 5 seconds was too long there.
  • Omni smitty 2011/10/11 21:54:15
    Omni
    Shooting up Heroin, and kicking crippled kids in the shins was far more important than having a personality :P
  • smitty Omni 2011/10/13 18:31:13
    smitty
    You do what ya gotta do.
  • Azrael-In GOD we trust 2011/10/11 20:42:48
    Cool
    Azrael-In GOD we trust
    My locker was always ugly. These are cute.
  • jacktown kid 2011/10/11 20:37:14
    Cool
    jacktown kid
    Looking cool to me

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