This is one project that will work in the baby room, your bedroom, your living room, or really anywhere. It’s a great way to create a large, custom piece of art really affordably!
Items you will need:
To start, find or take a photo that you like and that would look striking as a black and white. If it is a found photo, scan it. I chose a vintage photo I had on hand, but you can also use a favorite snap on your phone just as easily. I had mine printed at a local printer, but I’d recommend using PhotoJojo to get your print done. It’s only $25 and is a super easy option if you don’t already have a printer you use regularly.
I purchased the furring strips at Home Depot, and had them cut the pieces to size for me at the store (super easy!). I had them cut at 1″ longer than the width of my photo (so 37″ if you use PhotoJojo). Staple the two pieces on the top and bottom of your printed photo on the back. Next, screw the two eye hooks into the top piece (I painted mine gold, and pre-drilled to make it a little easier). Then, cut the rope to length and knot the ends to keep it in place.
This makes for a really striking and inexpensive focal point for a space! It costs around $30 to $35, depending on what materials you already have on hand, which is impressive for a 36″ x 48″ piece of art. It’s also a really easy way to incorporate some vintage family photos!