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Article posted: 9/8/2012 6:00 AM

Wallpaper alternatives that won't leave you stuck

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This adaptation of a ribbon board is an adult-approved version of the dorm-room staple.

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Rasterbation is a term used to describe a type of tiled printing. By magnifying an image and arranging it in a grid, you get mosaic-like results with a modern bent. Attach to the wall with tape.

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Don't be intimidated by this elaborate-looking (yet foolproof) yarn-and-nails project. All it requires are a few knots and simple materials.

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Wallpaper is time-consuming to remove, leaves behind a messy residue and becomes outdated before you know it. White paint seems like a valid alternative; we've got an even quicker and less-permanent way to combat blank white walls. These homespun projects all took less than one hour to do.
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    • This adaptation of a ribbon board is an adult-approved version of the dorm-room staple.
    •  Rasterbation is a term used to describe a type of tiled printing. By magnifying an image and arranging it in a grid, you get mosaic-like results with a modern bent. Attach to the wall with tape.
    •  Donít be intimidated by this elaborate-looking (yet foolproof) yarn-and-nails project. All it requires are a few knots and simple materials.
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