1.20.2012

lovin' for the home: hanging space.

Do you have a stack of old and adored catalogues gathering dust on the floor in your bedroom with no home?  And you don't want to throw them away because they are so lovely and inspiring, but theres really just no place for them..
I have a special project for you, I did this with my favorite Free People, Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters and Fossil catalogues, and I loveee how it turned out!  




Likey??
And it's a very cute and simple way to dress up your room!  
All you do is hang some string to the wall with some push pins.  I used hemp string because it's very strong and I like the look of it, it creates a bit of a rustic look!  Plus I didn't want my masterpiece to tumble, but you can use whatever your heart desires.  I found that the best way to hang the string is to tie a knot in the string, leaving a small hole to hang onto the pins.  Then hang your catalogues in any which way you please.  I used those black pins things (I'm sorry i forget what they are called), but I think clothes pins would look really cute as well!  And that's it, it's quite easy.
And now you get creative!  You can make it your own by hanging some other little trinkets from the string.  Ribbon could be cute, maybe some feathers or beads, and even your own pictures.  I love the idea of hanging Polaroid photos on the wall like this, and I do have a Polaroid camera, but I have no film unfortunately...it's quite expensive.  If anyone knows where I can find some fairly cheap then please let me know! :)
Anyways, what I did was find my favorite picture in the catalogue and just fold the catalogue over so that was the picture showing!  You could also just rip pages out of the catalogues and hang only the picture, I just don't want to rip my catalogues up haha I like them to stay together :)
And you don't have to hang it over the closet like i did, you could hang it right on the wall if you please.  I liked it over the closets because it created some what of a curtain for the closet since there are no doors and I liked the look of it.  And by the way I apologize, please excuse my messy closets :)
So that's that, I hope you like it!  And I've found this to be very inspiring for myself because I can look at these beautiful pictures every day and they make me happy!  It's fun to switch them up every once in a while, change the picture or catalogue for something new!  If you do this, I'd love to see how you create yours, and what special touches of your own you add, so send me a picture so I can see, or link to your blog with a picture so I can see! :)

18 comments:

  1. Great blog! I'm a new follower =)

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  2. Great idea! Can't wait to try this :)
    Come check out my blog and follow back if you like it <3
    http://www.blushjewellery.blogspot.com

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    1. thank you! :) and ill definitely check out your blog right now! :)

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  3. this is such a good idea!
    i should try it out sometime :)
    xxx

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  4. just lovely, and NO don't apologise for messy closets they are the best!!! thanks for sharing hun =D

    love from the NANA girls xoxo
    http://feedmenana.blogspot.com

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  5. So creative! I love it! Your absolutely right: it's a great way to decorate your room and make it even more "yours".

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  6. This is a very good idea! I always hoard catalogs and never do anything with them xD

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    1. aw thanks :) and yeah dito..theres no reason to throw away a perfectly good catalogue full of inspiration!

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  7. Thank you for dropping by my blog and for the lovely comments :) I really enjoy this post. I use to adorned my wall with magazine cut outs too :)

    I just follow u, drop by soon :)

    www.girllilikoi.com

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  8. 1. I said "Likey" too!

    2. I've been wanting to do this project with the exact same string you used! I do a project called Letters + Love on my blog, and I am going to hang everyone's pictures on my wall! Hehe, so yes, I likey! :)

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thanks for your thoughts, i love hearing from all of you! i honestly get excited to read each and every comment, so really, thank you :)