Awesome Alternative to Wallpaper

Do you read Apartment #412 (formerly apartment tbd)? If not, you should. The lovely Kay is located in Toronto where she blogs about fashion, her cutie patootie puppy Howard and decorating her new apartment. She has fabulous taste and incredible craigslist luck and waaaay more patience than I'll ever have. Case in point: check out her hallway painting project:

Before. Perfectly respectable but kind of a snore.

Taped up (it sounds like this step took a loooong time. You can see why!)

Complete! I adore the pink. She's planning to add ethnic accents to give it some edge.
The view from her kitchen - check the ultra chic black wall. I die.
Go visit her blog to read more about the process and figure out if this is a DIY for you!