Clipboard Photo Wall

My guest post over at Kristen Duke Photography on Sunday was the motivation I needed to finally get my crap together and complete a project I’ve been meaning to do for ages.

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I saw the idea online (Google it, there are a bunch of images to inspire you) and even bought the clipboards.  But, I’m a procrastinator.  And the pictures I had up in that space were great…other than the fact they were missing a kid.

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They’re also a little tame for my current style.  My old age is making me gaudy, I think. Winking smile

I usually make paper cut outs in the shape of each frame and tape them to the wall to figure out my arrangement.  Since I only had 2 shapes of clipboards and I was hanging them in straight rows, I decided to try a different method this time.

Using painters tape, I taped off an area on my rug the same size as the space above my piano.

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Then I laid out my clipboards and played around with the spacing until I had an arrangement I liked.

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Then I measured how far from the top tape line the picture hangers would need to be placed and transferred those measurements to the wall.

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The small clipboards that are hung sideways are propped up on 2 finish nails.  I used some of that white rubbery sticky stuff (that I can never thing of the name of) to stick the top corners to the wall, just in case.

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I like the idea of hanging certificates and artwork and other schoolwork on the clipboards as well and I’m excited to see the pictures change as our lives change.

Comments

  1. Love your blog, Char – I read it all the time (yeah, I’m a total lurker – lol)! Just wanted to say, I *love* how these clipboards look, but I’m kind of shocked you didn’t paint them some fun colour – it seems so very un-Char! (I’m not criticizing, I’m just wondering if you’re feeling ok! lol)

  2. Krista Hansen says:

    I saw your guest post and loved this idea. Thanks for the instructions!

  3. What a neat idea! You can change out the photos so easily and as often as you want.

  4. LOVE this! I love that it makes it so easy to change out the photos. I’m definitely going to steal this idea for my kids rooms to hang photos and their artwork/schoolwork. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. I TOTALLY LOVE THIS IDEA! We’re moving into a new house soon, and I’ll be using this for the kids area!

  6. I totally love clipboards. This idea is darling and I like that you used different sizes. I like that you left them un-painted too. Your focus is more on the pictures.

  7. How creative is that?!! I love the bright fun colors of your rooms! Not gaudy at all! :)

  8. This idea is totally cool and I am pinning it. Your wall looks great!

  9. Clever! Love the idea, very awesome! Thanx for sharing! Never seen anything quite like that.

    Natalie
    http://www.projectdowhatyoulove.wordpress.com

  10. i agree the regular frames were a little tame. the clip boards are fun and fresh and unique! i love that you can switch out pictures so easily too. great idea!!

  11. Looooooove it!!!! SO cute and a great idea!! Thanks ;0)

  12. I think they look great & that blue piano is all kinds of awesome!

  13. So . . . funny story – I was typing in the word “craft” on google while I was talking on the phone (multitasking – never been very good at it.) and I accidentally typed in crap. Then google brought up all those suggestions like it does to guess what you’re looking for – and “crap I’ve made” showed up. I laughed out loud and had to check it out. I think it was serendipity! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your cute ideas. This clipboard idea is fabulous. Thanks so much. So glad I ran into your “crap” blog that is actually quite the opposite. You are so creative and fun! Love it!

  14. I love this idea, I will have to give it a try, I just the wall for it. Thanks for the idea.

  15. Cute idea!! That sticky stuff is Sticky Tack…at least that’s what I call it :)

    Haute To Sew

  16. On my dining room wall are 30 frames with enlarged snapshots of with family and friends, special events, tender moments, and dreams come true. No professional portraits are allowed. After more than 16 years that wall continues to be the single most commented upon feature in my home. Don’t apologize or feel bad that your home isn’t filled with professional portraits. Your pictures capture what really counts! BTW my pictures change, but one of my mother scolding my then 2 year old son has been there from the beginning and isn’t going anywhere.

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