Prepare to indulge your hang-ups and get to grips with a cheap DIY way in fabulous poster display…
While in decorating flux, and – as you know – with only the supplies and art that made the suitcase-ready cut, creative solutions are golden. And cheap creative solutions even more so.
Luckily cheap creative solutions is what we are best at.
The decorative issue at hand? A bevy of posters and no way to hang them.
Now, we are firm fans of ferm LIVING and this idea is just the thing we were looking to mimic in our own cheap and easy way.
Their wooden frame poster-hangers are absolutely divine, but the price (especially on the Canadian dollar) seems excessive…
And truly, the art entrusted to such exposed hanging should not be of any great value – it should be the cheap and fun stuff that makes a temporary home in our overall scheme. The chop-and-changeable, if you will.
Like this adorable Saint Basil mini poster from Søstrene Grene.
A snip at around £2/$4, this little print made the curated transatlantic cut for many reasons – it is inexpensive so we wouldn’t be heartbroken if it got ruined, it’s small and thin so it fit, it packs a visual punch, and it embodies some nice memories of our favourite Danish store (and people).
So with a few additional bits of hardware, the print was on the road to being on the wall.
Inspiration came from the purchase of shims (wooden spacers from the hardware store) for use as the batons. Shims are cheap and are by nature, a bit rough and varying widths at either end, but still a passable option. Cut to size and lightly sanded and they are pretty perfect.
The assemblage was a two-minute affair. Securing the poster at each corner between four batons with White Tack, we tied the two bottom corners with the leather cord and created the hanging element across the top…
And the result, well, for under $5 and in 10 minutes, transcends looking a million bucks to a smarter but equally chic little place.