Unique system for hanging pictures

In my room at home, I live in the attic. This creates a unique struggle to hang things, such as photos. Recently, I had an epiphany about how to display all of my favorite memories! I turned my bed so that the headboard is butted up to the railing and you can see part of it as you’re walking up the stairs. Then, I created a very unique way to display photos!

The first thing I did after rearranging my furniture was to buy supplies. I needed fabric the size of the headboard, thumb tacks, nails, mini clothespins, spray paint and twine or rope. I decided on these leather strips to give my project an eclectic vibe.

This project can also be done on any piece of plywood. It doesn’t have to be a headboard! To modify it, the only additional supply needed are the mounting supplies used to hang it on the wall. These types of supplies are easily found at Hobby Lobby or Michaels

The first thing to do is to paint your mini clothespins the color that you want, if you want to change the color from the basic wood-tone. Be sure to turn them several times in order to cover ever crevice with paint. It will take more than one coat to get these completely covered. Once those are finished, set them aside to dry. You will need them at the very end.

The next step is to adhere the fabric to the headboard. I used nails in each corner and one in the middle. I had to hammer these in with the assistance of my dad. Then, I went back and added in the decorative tacks to make it look better!

IMG_1687    IMG_1680

Once those were in, I used larger nails to wrap the leather straps around. When you are hanging the straps, you want them to run parallel to each other and to the top of the headboard to create two horizontal lines. You can space them out from each other about 7 and a half inches apart. This is the size of a general 4 by 6 photo with a little breathing room at the bottom so things don’t get crowded.

IMG_1681    IMG_1682

Following hanging your leather straps, you are ready to hang up your photos. Use the small clothespins to attach your favorite photos to the board.

IMG_1683    IMG_8328 IMG_8329

Now you have a completely unique way to display all of your images to your friends and family!

Inspired by: Goodwillionaire

What types of photos will you show off? How will you customize this for your room?

Advertisements