Friday, September 24, 2010

Hangers for hanging...

I've been looking for some cost-effective way to hang some Haeckel prints I'm printing up at Costco in my new Victorian science lab inspired office, and remembered this idea:


(found at AT, but I think it originally was featured in Real Simple or Ophrah.)

(via Window Ledge Arts.)

It hits the "gadget" "wood + metal" and "vintage" buttons, but does seem a bit informal. (But it's definitely cheap, and would be easy to change!) What do you think?

11 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Brilliant!

Suzi McGowen said...

I like it. It close to perfect. I think there could be some minor tweaks that could make it even better, but I'm not sure what. Maybe paint the metal copper?

Xa Lynn said...

I'm going to steal that idea!

Karen said...

That's a neat idea :)

Crystal said...

How creative! Love it

Racaire said...

cool idea :D

C.J. said...

Very cool, never would've thought to do that.

ArtSnark said...

great idea

Kat said...

Love this. Maybe painting the wood with a metal type paint or staining the wood darker. Anyway, it's a great idea.
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The Fat Lady Sings Online said...

Let's see.. this is a clamp.

The clamping mechanism is part of the hook wire, so the top wire has to be there. You could cut the wire off just above the clamp, but then it's hard to open/close the clamp. You could bend the hook into a different shape, such as a loop. Or you could cover or enclose the metal hook in a wood and/or metal medallion.

Or you could cut off the wire and use different clamps to hold the pieces of wood together. Tiny clamps are available. Various combinations of springs and metal plates or pipes could also be used.

The flat piece of wood could be decorated with copper or brass. Hobby, crafts, and hardware stores have materials.

Lynne said...

This is good! I was thinking about how to hang a series of 3 posters w/o investing in frames but cuter than tape, aka dorm living, cheapness. Like several people said here, I might decorate them up a bit more. Thanks for the post.

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