Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Nursery Projects - Poster Hanger

We styled them after the board in our kitchen that I affectionally call the Command Center. Mostly it’s just the resting place for a bunch of paper crap stuff:

Here is the play-by-play for my DIY poster hangers:

Wood pieces or dowels
Picture hangers
Eye hooks
Fishing line, string, or ribbon

I nosed around in the garage until I found appropriate pieces of wood. In my case, they were leftover from a headboard I made for the master bedroom. I cut them down to appropriate lengths and then spray painted them green. Regular paint would work well here, too. 
I was unable to find non-magnetic clips for this project. Obviously I’d scored them at some point since the Command Center hardware isn’t magnetic. Regardless, the important bit is that they have a hole in the center for your nail to go through. I used picture hanging nails:
Make sure that each is the appropriate distance from the end:
Tap your nails into the holes. They don’t have to be tight or all the way in as they’ll be mostly hidden behind the clip. Two clips per wooden piece, one at each end.
Hangers awaiting the next step. 
I then used eye hooks, one placed above each clip, for hanging. You can see the my nail is protruding a bit above the clip:
Depending on how low you want the posters to hang, tie a generous amount of fishing line between the two eye hooks. I used approximately 2’ lengths. 
I then inserted picture hooks over which I hung the fishing wire. I think this is a temporary solution as I don’t much care for the look of the exposed picture hooks. It might be cool to do a knob or decorative hook later on. 

You can just barely make out the picture hook in this photo. It’s between the striped and green flags. 

The hardest part of the project was getting the darn things level with each other. That took forever. 
And we’re done!