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The peel-and-stick artwork stickers are simple to apply and easy to remove.

For an almost instant decorative touch to a room that you won’t live with forever, an adhesive wall art kit is an easy way to kickstart your DIY skills. The peel-and-stick artwork stickers are simple to apply and easy to remove with no danger of damaging the walls. Think dorm room, nursery, anywhere a permanent wallpaper won’t work.

These are not cutouts of contact paper; they’re stylish designs made of a vinyl peel and stick material in die-cut shapes. The designs are washable, removable and can be repositioned as you apply them to the wall.

A homeowner can apply the design to a 48-by-36-inch wall design for $75, the cost of the artwork. You’ll need a pencil, yardstick, tape measure and level. If you need to cut the design, use a pair of scissors or a utility knife. The walls should be clean free of dust, dirt or oil, and dry. To hire out the job, add $75 for a wallpaper hanger to do the job for a total of $150 for labor and material. You’ll find the designs sold at home centers and the website www.wall-pops.com.

To find more DIY and contractor project costs and to post comments and questions, visit www.diyornot.com.

Pro Cost — DIY Cost — Pro time — DIY Time — DIY Savings — Percent Saved

$150 — $75 — 2.0 — 4.0 — $75 — 50%

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