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Adding art to any space is the perfect way to add color and personality. Since we’ve already hung a gallery wall on one all of our apartment, and I didn’t want to keep adding frames on top of frames, I decided to give poster hangers a try. They’re such a great alternative for those odd sized prints that don’t fit a standard frame– PLUS they’re completely affordable. The only options I found were wooden or black, so I decided to customize my own with a bit of spray paint. It only takes 10 minutes and is so super easy. Here’s how:
Time 10 minutes + dry time
– Wooden picture hanger
– Montana GOLD spray paint in variety of colors
– Cloth tarp
Y’all know by now that Montana is my favorite brand of spray paint (especially if you saw my collection on the last page of my book). They come in endless colors and are so, so vibrant and cover so well that you won’t need to prime the surface. Just make sure it’s clean from any dust or dirt before beginning.
In a well ventilated area, ideally outside, lay your wooden poster strips on a cloth tarp, leaving about 2″ in between. This will help ensure you get the sides, but that all your strips come out the same. If you don’t want the actual hanger piece to be painted, cover it with tape. I went ahead and painted it for that extra rainbow kick!
Spray paint in rainbow gradient order. You’ll want to sweep across all the strips at the same time so that the top and bottom of your hanger will match. Feel free to go back and touch up any colors you need after reaching the end. And if you don’t feel comfortable about your control, practice on a piece of cardboard before moving on to the wood.
Let dry overnight and then add your artwork and hang! Easy as that!
I love that it adds such a nice pop of color to my space without taking away from the art itself. For even more fun spray paint tutorials, head over to the All Spray Painted blog!