If you've been following along on the blog, you probably saw the reveal of our most recent house makeover: The West Side Single Story. We had so much fun decorating this cottage, but we had to do so within the confines of a tight budget and a three week time frame. Because of those factors, we needed wall art solutions that were both affordable and easy. Enter: the $12 faux scroll frame.
Because this house is being used as an Airbnb, we wanted to include some Nashville themed art to make guests feel like they were getting a local experience. We found this map on Etsy (link here), but the trick was finding a frame that didn't cost more than the map itself!
I absolutely love the solution we came up with! So much that I wanted to share with you the details so that you can make one yourself!
- One wood furring strip (found at any hardware store or lumber yard)
- Stain in any color you choose
- Two screw eyes from the hardware section
- Staples and staple gun
We already had the stain and the staples/staple gun, so our total cost came out to about $12!
To start, cut down your furring strip into two pieces that are about 3 inches wider than the width of your photo or poster. I just had them cut down at Home Depot when I bought them.
Next, stain your furring strips. We used Dark Walnut by Miniwax because we already had it on hand.
Install your screw eyes on the top of one of the furring strips about 3 inches from each side.
Tie the rope around the screw eyes and leave enough slack to hang it.
Finally, lay your furring strips stained side down on the ground and put your poster on top of them also face down. Use your staple gun to staple the poster to the back of the furring strips along the top and bottom edge.
That's all there is to it! It was seriously one of the simplest projects I've ever done. I know we saved a lot of money because we didn't have to buy a frame for a 23"x43" poster. And I feel like the look of the strips goes perfectly with the old world map.
Now I want to find a place in our house to use this same method, so I've been looking for some posters, and I found a few that you might like! You could also use this method with a photo of your own that you print!