This is just a brief post ("Brief?" you whisper to one another when you think I'm not watching, "CAN she be brief?" ;P) to share some free printables I've been enjoying lately, and the rental-friendly nails-free hack I've used to hang them.
My husband and I are in a season of life that involves a lot of moving, and will likely continue to involve moves for another couple of years (oh me...), so printables are perfect for adding to our decor in a non-permanent, non-bulky-for-packing kind of way. While some of you in a more settled stage of life might look askance at my method of hanging them, it's perfect for a rental or dorm room where you don't want to leave a lot of nail marks, and would also be handy for testing out a gallery wall arrangement for a period of time before commencing with the hammering.
The hack is simple -- use masking tape to create a psuedo-frame around the item to be hung. I left the edges hanging off because I liked that look, but you could also cut it more precisely for a cleaner look.
It works great! No falling down, even with the huge poster you see above, and no nail damage. Perfect for a rental, a dorm room, etc. Here the lighter colored standard masking tape works nicely because of the contrast with the dark walls.
Below is our "coffee nook" (yes, our current kitchen backsplash is basically a mirror... weird huh?) decorated with the awesome "but first, coffee" printable from Chicfetti, which I found originally through the Goddess of Printables, Vanessa at Little Gold Pixel. I had it in my head that I wanted to hang this one with black masking tape, but according to the people at Target and Home Depot, there was no such thing in existence. Amazon thought otherwise though -- black masking tape there is only $4.46 with free prime shipping! I'll clearly be updating this post soon with a black tape boarder. ;P They also have a slightly fancier black "artist tape", for $8.75.
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As a side note, you can apparently do all kinds of awesome things with black masking tape in isolation too... I wish I had been this cool as a college student!
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