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DIY Art on the Cheap: Wallpaper and Walgreens

By Tales of an Interior Stylist on Jul 31, 2013

Home Staging Chicago

Time constraints can be a gift. It’s amazing what you can drum up when in a jam. I sometimes do my best thinking at four in the morning. I had a busy day ahead, with client appointments mixed in with home staging shopping. As I mapped out my client/shopping route – I could not factor in a stop at a wallpaper store kind of far away. I needed a roll of wallpaper for some DIY art I was going to make using framed wallpaper. Buy a glassed frame, cut up the paper, stick it in the frame and WAYLA! - Sassy art. My idea by creating my own was, I could control the size of the art, no lollygagging around shopping for a certain sized art.

Tick Tock... I was stuck thinking about the out-of-reach wallpaper and then I got an idea… What if I just printed off the wallpaper instead of driving to that store? My mind started spinning and I remembered last time I was in Walgreens, I noted they had these cool, mega huge printers like fancy print shops. Out came my laptop, I signed into my Walgreens account and looked at my super size printing options. I had the wallpaper print photo from my presentation design board, so I just uploaded the picture. Next, I just picked my size and ordered two 20"x30" posters. Lucky me, all large prints were 40% off. Cool - total cost $44.00!

It took all of 5 minutes to complete the order. The prints were ready before I even headed out for the day and I just picked them up on my route! Two poster frames later and here are the results.

This time, time was on my side.

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