I have the perfect, low-cost, high-impact solution. Andrew and I have a large wall in our office/craft room that's been a decorating dilemma for us. Originally we had a small group of pictures hanging on it but we recently rearranged the furniture and the little group of wall hangings just didn't have the impact we were looking for. I remembered that I had these abstract digital photos that I took in college and decided that they would be a great solution. The bright colors coordinate perfectly with the colors in the room and I love how they look hanging together as a group on the wall. (If you're not into abstract art, you could easily use this same method to hang any group of photographs or art prints.)
Best of all, this project cost very little. No expensive frames required...just a few nails and some binder clips. I think the binder clips are especially appropriate decor for an office (thanks to Ork posters for the binder-clip-as-picture-hanger idea!).
Here's what you'll need to make your own abstract art wall hanging...
- Tape Measure
- Binder Clips
- Artwork (my photos are printed on 13" x 19" paper)
Step 1: If you'd like to make your own abstract photographs like mine, it's actually really easy. Just take a digital camera and shake it a lot as you take photos. Try experimenting with close up blurry pictures of a variety of objects. When you download the photos to your computer, use some photo editing software to adjust the color, saturation, and brightness until you get results you like. Print them out in a large size and voila...abstract art!
Step 2: Place binder clips near each of the top two corners of one of your art prints. Use a tape measure to determine the distance between the clips. You will also need to measure the length of each print and determine how much space you would like between the prints.
Step 3: Use the measurements from step 2 to mark where the nails should go on your wall.
Step 4: Hammer nails into the wall on each of the marks from step 3.
Step 5: Hang your art!