I can’t imagine his room without this hanging on the wall.
I’m just that sneaky. 🙂
After my primer was dry, I applied my IdeaPaint!
May I just add, this stuff is the coolest paint ever! 🙂
The next step was to glue the wood strips onto the back of the plywood.
I cut the strips into eight pieces: four corner, two top/bottom and two sides.
I then used some Liquid Nails to attach the pieces to my plywood.
If this step seems a little weird, let me explain.
The plywood is only 1/4 inch thick but the frame I purchased is 1 inch wide.
Adding these pieces of wood will support the frame.
You could buy thicker plywood if you like and totally skip this step
but just so you know, that will increase the cost by over $20 and make them heavier.
(Whew. Hope all that makes sense.)
and placed the corbels on both sides.
My last step was to install my d-rings on the back and use my Monkey Hooks to hang them.
I had never tried a Monkey Hook before, but I have to say that I like them.
To install the hooks, all you do is push them in the wall,
give a little twist and you’ve got your hook.
An added bonus, they require no tools- just the hook.
Doesn’t get much easier than that folks!
It took me about 15 minutes to install them both.
And here they are, hanging in little man’s room.
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