DIY Oversized Print and Frame // Under $10!

Laundry room updates are coming along swimmingly. The paint is done ( was a grass green accent wall ) It's a large room that hasnt been completely utilized in the way it should so I'm building and adding shelves, that'll be in the next post. This corner has a large blank wall that needed a not so serious art piece, because next to it are the beach towels, and below is the recycling bin and cat door.



This little project cost very little, here are the supplies you'll need:


Stapler
$.96 Furring Board Strip ( 1x2x8 ) - You can have the guys at your hardware store cut it for you
Screw Eyes
Rope
Drill

For the oversized print, take a high quality photo, upload it to Staples.com and choose a Engineering Print. Size is up to you, I chose the largest, which is 36x48. It cost $7.79.

I had my furring strip cut into two 38" pieces, so a couple inches longer than the width of my photo.

First I made a pilot hole to make it easier to screw in the screw eyes.


I then laid the board down and was so eager to staple, I didnt measure the placement on the board. So learn from my mistake. Make sure you have equal amount of board hanging off the end before stapling. Then put a good amount of staples in the board.


This is what it should look like when done ( ignore the pliers, they were from repairing my mistake )
Add rope or twine or whatever you've got layin around ( otherwise you can have it cut for a buck  at the hardware store )



I'm quite pleased with the final product.



Not too fancy and just contemporary enough for a laundry/mud room!
Next up shelving for the other part of the room. Cheers!

5 comments:

  1. ohh the finished product is perfect! love it.

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  2. This is a brilliant idea! Thank you for sharing this

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  3. Love this simple idea, wondering if you've seen any tearing or issues with the paper over time? Thanks!

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  4. Does anyone know if this would work for a large...42 x 48 CANVAS....? Would the sides curl, etc.
    I just finished a large canvas but if I enter it in a national show I need a suitable way to hang
    it...they do not allow the tooth type hangers...in competitions. Also I'd LIKE to be able to roll in
    to send. A lot of shows are LONG drives or require shipping. I once made the mistake of telling someone from Australia I'd pay for shipping ...quite flat piece...and it was more than the cost of the painting! bettypieper@aol.com

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