Just a quick Works for Me Wednesday:
Like the rest of the world, I check in on Heather Armstrong’s blog Dooce occasionally since from what I understand it’s required by law that I do so. After taking the requisite moment to fantasize about what it must be like to make enough money from blogging to support your family, I stumbled across a picture she posted of a piece of art hung with some interesting metal holders. In a later post she said that she’d used a magnetic art display system called Magnart to hang it.
I’d been looking for a way to display my children’s artwork in the living room (something with a little more pizzazz than the tape or colored tacks I usually used), so I got some. I just finished putting them up last night, and I love it!
You will notice that, unlike the immaculate silkscreen print Heather displayed in her post, the prints I’ve hung were created by my toddlers and are wrinkled from days sitting at the bottom of my minivan. I assure you that it looks much classier when other people do it.
Anyway, it was really easy to install, and the surface area of the metal plates gives you some room for error if you don’t line up the holders perfectly when you hang them. Once you put the plates up you can just slip your artwork in and out by putting them under the super-strong magnet.
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