So gorgeous you want to cry, right?! I have wanted this wallpaper for years!
I did a ton of research, trying to find it for cheaper (to buy enough wallpaper for one wall is $260 plus shipping directly from Elli Cashman- just a little expensive for me). I figured I would post it in case someone else wanted that look for less. Here are the options I came up with:
- Anewall has a gorgeous black and white floral mural (108″x68″) for $319. I know that isn’t a cheaper option than the original, but keep reading…
- Anewall has this vintage version of the black and white floral mural (which I love! 108″x72″) for $339. They will do custom sizes and you can select wallpaper or canvas. I priced out a 42″x60″ canvas option to fit perfectly above my sofa for $172
- Dreamy Wall has a sketched flowers wallpaper (55″x35″) for $49.80. For a custom image (or they found a similar look which I posted below) at 48″ x72″ it would be $89. Much better!
I was really excited that I found an option for less than $100 for the look I wanted! I shared it with my husband and got a firm no on it. I was so sad! But I did understand his point of view- this wallpaper is incredibly feminine (which is what I love and he hates- haha), plus I was a little concerned about how long it will feel current so I moved on and installed the ledge gallery wall. #dreamcrusher
And then I saw a post by House Lars Built where she had a free download for wrapping paper that was exactly the look I wanted! The download is huge and prints a 24″x36″ size (they suggest doing an engineer print from Staples for $7).
I couldn’t stop thinking about it! And then I remembered a frame I had sitting in my garage that would be perfect. So I had the wrapping paper resized to 18″x24″ to fit my frame by my friend who is a graphic designer. I sent it to a local printer and it cost me a whopping $1.75 to print. Yes you read that right!!! It is on super cheap paper, but I love that I am getting the look I love for so cheap! Here are the steps in case you want to make it yourself:
Cut your foal core to size (again, my frame was 18″x24″ so that is what I cut my foam core to).
I then used mod podge to mount the print to the form core. I got a few bumps. If I was to do this again, I would use a roller to flatten it and I would apply the mod podge on 1/3 of the foam core, put down the print and then continue.
I put it in my (free!) frame and I was good to go! I really needed something on that wall and it turned out perfectly! It’s not as big of an impact as I was hoping for, but I also was worried that it was too trendy of a look to spend $100-$300 on. This is what worked for my family and I love it 🙂
Derek and Lucy obviously approve :). P.s. I am starting a new hashtag on social media #athomeforless for any home decor projects you do on a budget. I can’t see what you tag!