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Simple Style: Make Your Own Wall Mural

Part of being a grown-up decorating diva means ditching the framed Van Gogh posters in favor of actual art. But if you're anything like me, your desire to hang original artwork arrived before you could afford to buy it. In the interim, might I suggest this Personalized Wall Mural? It costs just $199 and lets you turn any personal photo into a over-sized, one-of-a-kind piece of wall art.

Though I'm not crazy about PBTeen's example — to me, posed photos of friends are better suited to small frames — I love the idea of this service. The web site lets you upload any digital photo — say, an artful snapshot from your travels or an old family photo in black and white — then reproduces it on a 6-foot by 4-foot canvas. The whole process takes just two to three weeks. Just make sure the photo you're using is high-resolution, or otherwise, it might look blurry when blown up. What photo would you chose for your wall mural?

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designwatch designwatch 10 years
Thanks Vienven for your recomendation....I checked out, very unique art. I was trying to figure out what I could do with my photos....making my photos into art you can't beat that. I was also trying to match the artwork to my crazy color pallet and they are able to do it. I owe you big on this recommendation photocrazed.comthanks again. Oh by the way I saw they have a refer a friend deal, something like if you recommend your friends you can get free art if a bunch if your friends purchase. We should all get together and sign up for this and get some free art. I know I can get a bunch of my friends to order this fabulous art....I did.
marthalilian126 marthalilian126 10 years
I would LOVE to put up a Warhol-esque picture of my dog. (I don't care how cheesy anyone thinks it is. My little guy deserves to have his likeness turned into art!)
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 10 years
I love this look for your beach house or vacation home, it just seems too big for an everyday home. It would be nice to look at while you're away.
shafiii shafiii 10 years
i love this! i would deff use one my sunset photos from hawaii which always inspire me!
Yo Yo 10 years
Oh I love this. ! have some great butterfly shots, I could do this for tmy kids playroom!
wealjays wealjays 10 years
Vienven, Nice find with, it looks like a cool way to get authentic personal canvas art. And they are able to do styles like Andy Warhol and Comic. Very funky and retro! It looks like they just launched a new website. Thanks for recommending it!
Neekoh Neekoh 10 years
Wow! What a cute idea. I have this amazing sunset shot from my cruise to Mexico. I think I'd use that. Too bad I don't have my own place and am generally strapped for cash at this point.
LeninaCrowne LeninaCrowne 10 years
wow. cool idea :)
ishop2much ishop2much 10 years
I would put a picture of my dog Ricky! He's on my checks, he might as well be a mural on my wall!!!!!
gossipslut gossipslut 10 years
Question for all- what would be a good resolution for something like this?
designergirl designergirl 10 years
That is so hideous. An art photo-maybe, a family/friends,dog photo-incredibly cheesy. I second the Etsy suggestion. I've bought some really amazing prints from there.
Molly Molly 10 years
I love it -- though I must admit that I would be tempted to make it a b&w pic of my puppy. :)
QueenMargot QueenMargot 10 years
Not my style.
c0rkie c0rkie 10 years
too teenager for my taste ^^
goofynewf goofynewf 10 years
I really like that. I sometimes think large portraits are a little egotistical. I am not sure what would I want one of them. Perhaps a photo of my dogs?
coachgirl0807 coachgirl0807 10 years
Love, love, love this idea. You can also make a collage on, also super cute and a lot less expesnive (i think around 30 for a poster sized collage with 100 pictures).
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 10 years
This is something I would love to do. Although I'd probably opt for a smaller size canvas. Books and shoes would look amazing in black and white. So cute!
meHappy meHappy 10 years
I love the idea. I might just do that. I have a picture of my three cats standing together looking at me out of our glass sliding door. Oh by the way, I love the picture and the room looks awesome. Did you do it yourself?
torinado torinado 10 years
I love it! it is so stylish and cute!
pinkflats pinkflats 10 years
books and shoes that's a great photo to have it blown up in a large canvas, but my personal take on this is it depends on the photo maybe I'll pick something abstract art. It could be like the focal point of the room.
Nan-Einhart Nan-Einhart 10 years
This is a bold statement and a great price for such a large piece. I can see how it could be fabulous in certain situations. I was thinking of a beach picture from childhood on a beach house wall. I think it would be more effective and fun in a very casual setting such as that.
books-and-shoes books-and-shoes 10 years
Very cool. I'd probably use this one since it's one of my faves.
tee0206 tee0206 10 years
I've seen this before in a magazine. They used a vintage black & white print, which looked great. I'd love to use one of my black and white Rio de Janeiro vacation pictures, but I'm worried that the resolution isn't good enough.
pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 10 years
I think for the room they have on display, the surfer picture works. But I would choose a landscape snapshot I took. I do like this idea and I might look into getting something like this. Perfect for a birthday party!
partysugar partysugar 10 years
I have a huge one picture similar to one of these on my walls. And I've always thought about doing it for one of my houses.
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