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{Giveaway} Casart Removable Wallpaper

{Giveaway} Casart Removable Wallpaper


UPDATE: Wednesday, December 18, 2013


Beth Vogel of Mountain View, California is about to be the lucky recipient of this amaze-ballz prize! She commented:

"I’d use it to decorate my baby room in my rental house! Talk about the most hip baby room you’ve ever seen!"

True dat, Beth. I might even go so far as to call that Double True. I'm even considering saying out loud that winning this wallpaper is even better than having a baby... But I won't because people will probably send me hate mail. So instead I will say CONGRATULATIONS and enjoy!!!

Note to non-winners: Wipe those tears away! I have another giveaway coming up soon, so there will be plenty more chances to win fabulous things. Thank you so much for entering, and best of luck to you in the next round of present-giving!



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I'll just pause for a moment to give you all a chance to grab a tissue for those tears of joy.

Casart Coverings has an amazing line of gorgeous removable, reusable wallpaper that you absolutely MUST see. In addition to the beautiful designs hand-painted by artist founder Ashley Spencer, she has teamed up with designers like Libby Langdon to bring vibrant patterns to her wallpaper collection. From faux linen to chevron to florals, and with custom designs available, there's absolutely something for everyone. And since it's made with a water-based pressure-sensitive adhesive, it's truly a DIY product that goes up fast, stays put when  you want it to, and peels off when you're ready for a new look or a move -- without a single smidge of residue left behind. No mess. No commitment. Here's a look at some of my favorites:

Lively lattice Icy Blue_WM


Chic Chevron Orange_WM


Groovy Gate Steel Gray_WM


Casart Coverings is generously giving a custom roll of Libby Langdon's Groovy Gate reusable wallpaper in Midnight Navy. (WHAT?! That can't be true! But it's totally true.) The roll is 37 inches wide and a whopping 96 inches long. That's 8 ft, people. And with a retail price of $225, this is a SERIOUS gift! Even more important: IT'S SO PRETTY.

Groovy Gate Midnight Navy_WM

Do you know what you can do with that? So many things!

You can line the back of a bookcase, just like Libby Langdon did in House Beautiful Magazine.


Or like I did in my very own apartment.

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You could even use it to cover an ugly old refrigerator!

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This giveaway is gold, friends. Solid. Gold.

The second I found out about Casart Coverings and their genius removable wallpaper -- or, as they like to call it, slipcovers for your walls -- I knew I had to show everyone. With this being the season of giving and all, I decided one of my lovely readers should probably get a present. And boy oh boy is someone about to get very, very lucky...

Entering to win is super easy:

Step 1: Subscribe to receive new Apartment Envy posts via email. Just go over to the menu bar on the righthand side of this page, click the little button that says "Click This Here Button Right Quick" and follow the directions. BONUS: You'll never again miss another Apartment Envy blog post. Aren't you lucky? (Don't panic if you're already a subscriber! I can find your email in my subscription list so I know you're a true Apt E fan.)

Step 2: Follow Apartment Envy via your social media platform of choice, then share this post with all your friends. ANOTHER BONUS: Everyone will think you're stylish and savvy.

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Step 3: Comment on this post saying how you plan to use the wallpaper if you're the lucky winner!

One (1) winner will be chosen randomly from the comments list at 10am on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 and announced on this post before midnight that day. Once a winner is chosen his or her subscription will be verified. Your email will never be given away or sold and subscriptions to this blog are currently managed by Wordpress. Cross my heart and hope to die.

Be sure to bookmark this page and check back next week to find out if you're the winner! BECAUSE IT COULD BE YOU.

The Gift of Time

The Gift of Time

{Inspiration Friday} Pantone 2014: Radiant Orchid

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