We had an extra poster of William Beekman at the Mercantile. Rather than leave it rolled up in the corner, we decided to hang it on the wall in the packaging room. But hanging on the wall with a bit of double stick taped, Willy looked a little unfinished. We knew he would not appreciate that.
Because the poster is not a standard size, framing would require a matte. Not wanting to take the time or the money to do that, we decided to use decorative upholstery tacks.
You can now buy upholstery tacks in strips and rolls which will allow you to create nice straight lines and take virtually no time at all. You only have to hammer every sixth tack. (Interim tacks have caps but no spikes.) We chose the pewter tacks available at www.tackband.com
The project turned out so well that we’re now thinking of all the additional things we might do with the rest of our roll.
How about edging around an old piece of wooden furniture? A decorative way to hang rows of your children’s favorite art work? An unexpected industrial element for door frames?
We love when improvisation leads to great re-usable ideas.
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