Monday, May 4, 2015

Hanging Art the Easy Way

Although I don't believe every wall in my house needs to be filled for a less cluttered look, I love beautifully decorated homes with unique artwork.

While shopping in Paper Source, I spotted this Constellation Wrapping Paper for only $4.95 and thought it would look great in my son's room.  The colors are perfect and my son recently became interested in learning more about the solar system.

I considered framing it, until I remembered the vintage pants hanger I purchased from Etsy last year.

Hanging it was quick, easy and inexpensive.


Simple makes me happy!

A great way to add character to your walls.


While shopping in an antique market I spotted a display of "vintage-looking" posters for sale.

I'm not sure when or how it happened, but I have a thing for birds!  I love bird decor, but in small doses.

The price was right, so I decided to buy it.

Unsure of how to frame it, a quick internet search led me to Chris Loves Julia's blog with instructions to frame a vintage poster.

I purchased and stained 4 wood slats, but ended up only using 2.

Next, I attached the poster to the slats using my staple gun.

Then, I added a metal bookplate cover.

Love that extra bit of detail!

I secured it to the wall using Command Strips.

I love my new art.  It's my new favorite thing in my home!


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33 comments:

  1. I'm a sucker for great wrapping paper and I do display them as art from time to time! Love the ways you displayed yours Brandi!

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  2. I love what you did! A couple of years ago I bought a bunch of those wrapping papers and covered part of my laundry room. It was so pretty but not the best room for it. I took it all down and kept it stashed. I love the way you used the wood hangers.

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  3. I love the hangar in your son's room. What a great idea, because they can change their interests often. I like what you did with the bird poster as well, and my daughter has a thing for birds too. xoxo Su

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  4. I'm a bird addict. I love this!

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  5. I love the way you mounted both of those posters! I found you thru instagram via Lakeitha. (I was digging all of the cool stuff you were finding at Ross) I feel like I have found my design twin! I have that constellation poster in my son's room and I have had that bird print saved in my etsy cart for months! And if you could see my son's room you would laugh! I haven't ever done a full post about it but the similarities are unreal! Needless to say, I'm a fan!

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  6. Hi Brandi! The wooden hanger idea is super cute. I have an usual amount of bird art as well - not intentional at all. Your print with the slats is beautiful. Jane

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  7. Paper Source is one of my favorite stores! Love how you hung both of your pictures and will have to keep the wood slat idea in mind.

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  8. Both posters are so unique! I love the birds and the ways you're displaying them!

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  9. I love these ideas! The Paper Source is my happy place - I love all of those gorgeous papers!

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  10. Hi Brandi, love this idea for framing your new poster. It looks gorgeous on your wall and I like the bookplate added too.
    Your son's poster hung with a vintage style pant hanger is really an awesome addition too.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a wonderful week and Happy May.
    Hugs, CM

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  11. Brandi I LOVE them both...I have a thing for birds too!! Love how you hung your son's piece with the vintage hanger!

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  12. Love these ideas! I have a couple of papers from Paper Source that are still rolled up, waiting for inspiration. I'll be stealing your ideas. :)

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  13. love this Brandi. I agree, every wall doesn't have to be filled, but you do a good job with the doses that you have!

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  14. I absolutely love this! You explain things so well and with the pics it really makes me feel that it's a project that I could accomplish. :)
    Hope you have great week!

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  15. Love this! I was at a stationery store this week and fell in love with some gorgeous floral printed paper. Still trying to decide how to use it, but I love both of your ideas. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Love both styles! I have seen a couple of post about using wood slats, but I like the metal label you added. I may have to snatch that idea. ;) Beautiful work as always! :D

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  17. Good Morning Brandi, What a marvellous idea... I love how you hung your poster with a trouser hanger, that was really inspirational.
    I have often noticed beautiful wrapping paper, and have dismissed them because the cost of framing can be a bit expensive..... but not now, thanks to you.
    Have a lovely day.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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  18. Love BOTH ideas Brandi! My 10 year old son is getting a room makeover this summer. The hanger is a cool idea. And I love the bird print too. I can see why its your new favorite. Hope you're having a good week!

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  19. You're so clever! Love the addition of the bookplate and that hanger idea is fabulous!!!

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  20. Hi Brandi - I just love your tips for hanging art! The pants hanger is genius and I just love the slat idea, too! So fun to use the wrapping paper.....love it!

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  21. Beautiful! Love the pants hanger idea!

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  22. I love the hanger idea! I have decorated wooden ones and displayed magazines on them, now I'll have to get a few of the pant style!

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  23. Wow that really makes the art pop. I think I'm going to have to use this idea!

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  24. Brandi you are so infinitly creative! i love this idea...simple!

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  25. Great way to frame both Brandi, they look so good!

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  26. I love birds too! And I love the way you hung them! I would love to find some vintage posters like the ones you came across. They are fantastic! Visiting from Savvy Southern Style

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  27. Your creativity never fails to amaze me. Both are wonderful. I never would've thought of the pants hanger! Have a blessed day :)

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  28. Love this idea, Brandi! So simple and creative!

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  29. They look great displayed that way. I love simple, easy things!

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