Easy way to display your poster.

A few months ago, I bought a Coyote print, part the collection; “A-raison-a” of ¬†Yann Legendree (a french artist) from CB2. To be honest, it was on big sale and I couldn’t pass it up like most of my other purchases. The print was big, so it would cost me if I decided to go fancy with glass or custom made frames. It’ll be hung on the empty wall between my room and old son’s room, making it not worth the money I paid for it.

So I went Lowe’s and bought three thin wood moldings. I also bought some poster strips(on sale) from the local grocery store. $22 for the wood moldings and $2 for the tape.

I cut the moldings to the size that I wanted and spray painted it gold using leftovers from the kitchen hardware project. I even didn’t bother to use a miter saw for the edges to make make things easy.

Before. The space is narrow and dark, so couldn't have a good picture.

Before. The space is narrow and dark, so couldn’t have a good picture. :(

With light on. The wall color looks green, but it's not.

With light on. The real wall color is close to the front corner wall.

 

Wood strips.

Wood strips from Lowe’s. Spray painted gold.

 

Cut to the size.

Cut to the size.

 

I use this small saw for the small project.

I use this handy, small saw for the small project like this.

 

The print was in the long tube, so I needed to flat it before I hang it.

The print was in the long tube, so I needed to flat it before I hang it.

 

Poster strips. will be easy to take off without any damage to the wall, when I change my mind.

Poster strips. Easy to take on/off without any damage to the wall, when I change my mind.

 

Three for each side and two for top and bottom.

Three for each side and two for top and bottom.

 

 

With light on. Again, the wall color looks different under the light.

With light on. Again, the wall color looks different under the light.

 

A wood glue, a level and the trusty frogtape to hold the wood strips until they get dried.

A wood glue, a level and the trusty frogtape to hold the wood strips until they get dried.

 

I glued on the back side of the wood strips.

I glued the back side of the wood strips.

 

I attached the wood strips to both the print and the wall. Taped to hold them.

I attached the wood strips to both the print and the wall. Taped to hold them.

 

A corner.

A corner.

 

At the bottom.

At the bottom.

 

Another corner.

Another corner.

 

Done.

Done.

 

From my son's room. Hard to get a bright picture. Sorry about that.

From my son’s room. Hard to get a bright picture. Sorry about that.

 

All tapes are gone.

All tapes are gone.

 

After marking the corners and using the poster tapes, I hung the print easily. A finished look.

After marking four corners and using the poster tapes, I hung the print easily. A finished look.

 

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Not bad, right?

 

Before.

Before.

 

After.

After.

 

So here it is. After 30 min of work, it was hung and, to me, it looked OK. I might hang a small title tag with info about the painter beside the print. My sons wondered what was this picture about. :) But for now, I’m fine with it. Later, I can take it off easily thanks to the removable poster tapes and thin wood moldings that were mostly attached on the poster not to the wall.

 

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1 Comment

  • Kyeong says:

    You ask, “Not bad?” Actually, it looks good!
    One question is, will the glue on the wooden strips be easily removable?

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