Photo Display Wall
Here’s what I used to create this photo display wall:
-six 3/4 inch nails
-black bakers twine, 1 long piece (not really twine, more like string)
-a measuring tape
I came up with an easy way to display photos without putting a ton of holes in our walls – a plus since we’re renting our tiny home.
Our living room space is small, so I used 4X6 inch photos, but you could use larger photos such as 8X10, however you may need 2 clothespins per photo to attach them to the twine/string.
The vertical heights can also vary. They will depend on how big your photos are, for example if you want to hang 8X10 inch photos, you’ll want to make sure you have enough space below the photo so it doesn’t hit the next string.
I adjusted the second vertical height to 11.5″ so I could fit our B&R frame in.
If you make your display string longer than 56.5″, I would suggest adding another nail in the middle of each section to keep it from drooping.
Each time I wrapped the twine around the nail, I pulled it as tight as I could without breaking the twine or pulling the nail from the wall. This will ensure that your pictures don’t droop. However, adding after multiple pictures and clothespin, it may droop like mine did slightly.
When wrapping the string, feel free to wrap it several times before moving onto the next section.
I only tied 1 knot, which was at the very end, after I followed the blue arrows back to the beginning.
In order to get your strings (and the whole display wall) level, you’ll want to use a level and measuring tape. Use the measuring tape to determine how far down from the ceiling you want the first string to be. Using the level, I put small pencil lines on the wall, almost like I was drawing the photo display on the wall so I would have a template to follow.
I did this for all the vertical and horizontal lines.
After adding my photos and clothespins you can see that the string dropped a little from where the pencil lines were, but the string still looks straight when you step back.
This project can be done by yourself and may take 30-60 minutes, depending on how precise you want to be with your leveling.