I’ve been decorating yet another room this week, which is our loft dormer conversion.
For those not in the UK, this means we have a room popping out of our bungalow’s roof that maximises on space. It’s not very pretty from the outside (which is definitely a job for another day), but inside, the space is so useful with great potential.
So, to instantly change things, I painted the cladded back wall with Rustoleum duck egg chalk paint, but then made my own cheaper mix to shabby chic my old pine bed.
And once I got the coastal feel spare bedroom I’d always wanted. Note, I’d utilised all the old furniture I had and had a new carpet put down.
It was then time to unbox my Posterlounge delivery, which everything came well packed with foam corners so none of the posters were damaged in transit. (The dint on the box was my doing… oops!)
Although this is a spare room, it’s also our cinema-style entertain space. I usually edit videos or blogposts while my fiance watches TV, but occasionally I have to drop everything for a good film or show. Orange is the New Black, Suits, Grey’s Anatomy and your usual Simon Pegg classic films, or anything with Seth Rogen.
You’ll find a huge range of posters available from different artists. From beautiful coastal panoramic views to abstract art. And the same goes for films, tv shows and to my surprise, video games, for example, Zelda, which was my brother’s request for his gaming room.
But what was a little bit tricky was picking the materials, but what I can tell you is after picking Forex with white edge (Zelda) and the rest in Alu-Dibond, they felt sturdy but light enough to hang on the wall with ease.
They can also be bought in poster, canvas, wood and acrylic glass.
FITTING THE POSTERS
Now if you’re a visual learner like me, then you might want to scroll down to watch my YouTube tutorial. But as they’re lightweight and came with their own fittings, they were a doddle to fit. But I’ll take you through it step by step.
- Firstly, work out where the top centre of the picture is and mark with a pencil.
- Make sure the back of the poster is clean.
- Now peel the back of the adhesive fitting and place firmly on the rear, in line with your pencil mark.
- Now stick on the two rubber squares at the bottom edges so it stays straight while hung on the wall.
Firstly, because they are so lightweight, you could buy these picture hooks that pin in to the plaster, wood or plasterboard wall and the hook would slot underneath the fitting that’s placed on the back. If you’re going to use the hook provided, then again, here’s a guide:
- Determine your wall type. My picture fitting came with a rawl plug and screw. This is only ideal for bricked walls. If it’s hollow, it’s likely to be plasterboard, in which you’ll need to buy these fittings.
- Avoid areas inline with plug sockets and light switches. If in doubt then use the fittings above or get advice from someone competent. The last thing you want is to electrocute yourself.
- Now, depending on your method, you’ll need to drill a hole in the wall to the same size of your rawl plug, or in my case, I had wooden cladding, so I used a 2mm drill bit which was thinner than some small screws I found in my shed. This is to prevent wood splitting
- Then screw the plastic round catch to my wooden wall. If using rawl plugs, place the plug in the hole, then screw the fitting as normal.
Screwing the round catch provided to the wall.
Snap off the positioning piece at the top of the fitting and hang in to place!
HANGING A SYMMETRICAL SEQUENCE OF PICTURES
If you’re hanging more than one poster and you want symmetry to it, you’ll need to use a spirit level. Steps:
- Place it against the wall around where the fitting lies on the back of the poster.
- Make sure the spirit level bubble is dead centre.
- Drawer a line along the top of the spirit level with a pencil. Don’t worry, you should be able to rub it out later or wash it off.
- Now measure where you want to place your pictures.
It’s also worth noting that I picked the smallest pictures, so I only required one fitting per poster.
If you order much bigger posters, then you will probably need to fit two on the reverse. But overall, we’re very happy with our poster. If you’re not sure what they are, the favourites we picked are: Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Back to the Future and The Matrix.
But, what film or TV show would you pick?
HERE’S A VIDEO ON HOW TO FIT THEM
Don’t forget, if you get stuck, then feel free to watch how I fit them and you’re more than welcome to ask me a question and I’ll try to help as soon as I can!
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