A basement is probably not the first place I'd spend our decorating dollars, but since ours is large, already finished and clean, it's a logical place for setting up a TV/video game room for my husband and a future playroom for future children. For months, the basement looked like this:
the furniture from our previous living room (including our Mitchell Gold sofa and Sister Parish-upholstered chair) downstairs. We are working with what we've got and that's alright by me!
When it came time to think about art for the walls, I knew just what I wanted to hang--a series of vintage educational poster cards depicting fruits and vegetables (almost 30 of them!). I bought them over two years ago hoping to find just the perfect spot for them at some point.
To hang them, I unrolled a large piece of white easel paper on the floor and traced a grid of 4 cards long by 3 cards high. I spaced the cards 1.5" apart from one another and used these inexpensive bulldog clips to hang each card. I marked a hole where each clip would be nailed to the wall.
Adam held the paper to the wall while I taped each corner. We grabbed our hammers and began nailing the bulldog clips to the wall through the paper.
Then, we ripped the white paper away cleanly and were left with 24 neatly-hung bulldog clips on the wall. We both got busy hanging the cards and, in a flash, we were done.
Bulldog clips were an inexpensive and easy-to-use solution for hanging. In the future, I can swap out the display anytime I want.
But for now, I'm loving the look:
(all via Meet Me in Philadelphia)
We've got several more projects we're tackling in the basement and I'll definitely share more as the space shapes up.
Like the look of these cards? Well, good news!
I've got several more available for sale in my etsy shop!
They are the perfect addition to a child's room, playroom or kitchen!
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