I have a thing about hanging posters and prints on walls. Maybe it’s because I’ve moved more times than I can remember, in my life, or that I went crazy as a pre-teen with posters on every square inch of my bedroom walls, but it’s definitely something that I avoid. I’ve tried to get better with hanging things up on walls and displaying things more permanently, though. After all, it’s not good to enter in to anything thinking that it will just be temporary/won’t last.
I’d just put up a few of the prints that I received from Red Bubble, with a bit of double-sided tape, just to have something up on my walls. With the arrival of my products from 3M Command Brand, I decided to change up the placement of the posters/prints and make the look more permanent.
The after is above.
Organizing posters and prints is easy when you have the right tools to use.
I placed the Rivendell print and the 2 framed prints out on my bed to see how much room they’d need around them, and to see how they looked together. The framed prints are John William Waterhouse ones that I bought in London, at the National Gallery, about 10 years ago.
I used the Picture Hanging Strips from Command, for the framed prints. These strips can hold up to nine pounds! To use them, put one side of the toothed strips on the back of the frame, and the other on the wall. This is great for areas where you may want to change out the prints/pictures, or are worried about damaging the walls/putting holes in the walls. These toothed strips are really secure – you can hear the teeth digging in to each other when the frame is properly placed.
For the Rivendell print, I used these Poster Strips. They are only somewhat re-positionable—but when you buy them in value packs, you get tons of strips.
I moved the Red Bubble print below to a section of my bedroom next to the window/above my nightstand. I may frame it at some point, but for now, it is in place with the Poster Strips.
Do you have framed prints or photos that you’ve been wanting to display, but haven’t yet?
I received the set of Command Strips mentioned above for my feature.