I enjoyed this DIY vinyl wall-decal kit that I came upon at TJ Maxx, but I wasn't sure it would work on the textured walls in my apartment.
But I liked it, so I bought it anyway.
(This is Todd, the cat. He loves to get in the way.)
When I got home I wondered if this was $5 wasted. I certainly didn't want to attempt it only to find out that it in-fact did not work on the textured walls, confirming my $5 wasted and tacking on time wasted.
I thought about using a canvas... too expensive. Foam board... too cheap looking. Scrap wood... where in the heck do I get scrap wood? So, I picked up a thin birch (I think) board from Home Depot for somewhere around $3. They were nice enough to cut it to my liking. It's still nice & big, but I didn't want a perfect square.
Peel. Stick. Here it is.
I screwed in some loop screws to the back and strung some picture wire to hang. Easy!
The walls are concrete in my very old apartment building, so I used an anchor screw to hang the finished product. However, the wood is very thin and lightweight so it wouldn't take much effort on most other walls.
I completed this about a year and a half ago, and lately I'm considering spray painting the whole thing (over the decals), peeling them off, leaving the negative image of the birds and branches in the natural wood.
Idea from Pinterest, of course: http://www.readymade.com/projects/graphic_and_custom_artwork