Monday, April 1, 2013


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Wonder Wall

Before you begin, you need to consider the type and texture of the surface you're hanging the frames on.
For concrete, a rotary hammer drill is a must. Use a drill bit that's smaller than the plug (the tube that secures the screw in the wall), especially with older houses, as this will slowly create the hole without disturbing the masonry too much.
For plasterboard, a basic screwdriver is generally all you'll need. There is a wide array of plasterboard fixings available for every purpose and weight, but Powers Fasteners Legs Wall Anchors, $39.29 for a pack of 100, are a great option as they're simply hammered into the wall and then screwed to secure. Best of all, they are easy to remove, and all you're left with is a small slot in your surface.

Measure Up
Pictures should be hung at eye level, with the centre of the artwork sitting at approximately 1550mm to 1600mm from the floor. When hanging art in children's bedrooms, lower the works to their height, so they can enjoy them, too.

Group Together
Mix frames of varied shapes, sizes and textures to create a vintage-inspired rogues' gallery of photos and memorabilia. Hanging a collection of frames is ideal for large walls, but can be tricky to arrange. Experiment with the configuration on the floor first, using an important piece as a focal point and then spread them out in all directions, thinning out at the edges. Separate two similar-sized pieces with a smaller one and keep spacing tight.

Think Outside The Square
Don't restrict yourself to traditional options: hang pieces that put a smile on your face. Adorn your walls with everything from a minimalist collection of empty frames to hanging a kimono, or put up a shelf to display sculptural works.

Location, Location
Avoid the temptation to place a painting in the middle of a wall. Instead, anchor it over a piece of furniture, such as a sofa, or reference it to a feature, like at the end of a dining table, or above a mantelpiece.

Shy Away From Light
All artwork will fade over time, so limiting its exposure to sunlight will help slow the process. Also, positioning anything under glass (like a photo) opposite a window will reflect light and restrict your view of the image. You can get your framer to use a special type of glass that cuts out UV rays and reflection, but this can be costly. - Marie Claire

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1 comment :

  1. That looks so cool!


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