The problem is that it makes me a little paralyzed. I am afraid to hang anything because I know myself and I can't draw a straight line with a ruler. Also, I'm not really sure what I want to display. I want to put up different things than I had up before.
This is what inspired my No-Commitment Wall of Favorite Art and Ephemera.™
As you can imagine with my fear of commitment I have gotten heavily into Command Strip usage. So, I decided to use Command Strips to put up hooks and then display my favorite pieces from my collection along with other artwork I like. This way I can change it around whenever I feel like it and I can take the hooks down without leaving nail marks. Amazing! So, my wall is like one big inspiration board.
|My No-Commitment Wall so far.|
Another cool bonus of this tactic is that the hard case makes it possible for you to create little collages or your favorite things. For example the letter with the Victorian scrap that I have in the bottom right-hand corner of the above image. That is just two separate things placed together, no gluing needed,
So, here's how you achieve it:
- Step One: Buy some Command Hooks you like or use Command Strips on ones you already have.
- Step Two: Find some things you want to display and put them in the appropriate size hard plastic sleeves (now conveniently located in my shop).
- Step Three: Use binder clips to hang them from said hooks
That's it: You're done and when you decide to take them all down or move them around you'll have a wall free of holes or chipped paint.
The only thing I wouldn't recommend displaying this way is originally painted items. The paint might end up sticking after a long period of time. I don't know this for sure - it's just a guess.
It'll be interesting to see how much my wall grows and what will be on it this time next year. Have fun and if you do this, share it with me on The Cedar Chest Facebook or Instagram page.