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Cool Idea: A Bright and Fantastic DIY Wall

Alexa, the creative presence behind the blog The Swell Life, recently transformed a wall in her apartment from a boring off-white shade to this eye-catching grid of color. The project is renter-friendly, and it cost her less than $20. Plus, most importantly, it looks utterly fantastic.

Alexa explains, "Like a lot of people, I live in an apartment. The type of apartment complex that doesn't allow painting of any kind. I really try to jazz up the blah eggshell walls with color, whether it be colorful artwork or colored lampshades that cast a hue on the wall. Well, I wanted to step it up a notch with my décor beyond that and do something totally different with my bedroom wall that would make visitors come in and say, 'Wow! You did that?'"

Wow indeed! To find out what she made this wall from,


Alexa achieved this look through multicolored scrapbook pages, Zot adhesive glue dots, and a tape measure. Yes, scrapbook paper. I was surprised, too! Want the full DIY directions to get the same look? Read all about it on her site!

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