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Budget Tip of the Day: Picture Hanging Structure

I was totally smitten when I say this idea and I’m so excited to share it with you.  I few pieces of wood and some pants hangers are all you need to make this cool photo structure.  It’s really fun way to display photos, artwork, anything.  Something like this also adds dimension and interest to a bare, flat wall.


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Here is what you need:

6 one by four boards (cut to size)

Wood pants hangers

Decorative knobs

Wood stain or Paint

Wood Glue


Start by arranging the boards in your desired grid.  Lay the vertical pieces down first and put the horizontal pieces on top.  Secure the pieces together using wood glue and screws where the pieces intersect.  If you don’t want the screws to show, use countersunk screws and fill the holes with wood filler.  Once the glue and filler are dry, sand the structure using 220 grit fine sandpaper.  Wipe clean and apply your stain or paint.  If using stain, let it dry for 24 hours.  Attach the whole structure to the wall using drywall anchors and screws.  Attach your knobs and hang your artwork from the pants hangers.


It seems like a lot of steps, but they are easy to do.  Anyone can make this and the only power tool you need is a drill.


I hope this week has given you some new ideas for filling up your wall space.  I still have so many more ideas to share with you so I’m continuing this series next week.  Stay tuned for more “What to Put on my Walls.”  Hope everyone has a fun weekend!



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