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Chez Larsson

Vinyl

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Here’s Wille’s desk area in his room as it used to look with the cube shelves (self built) with the Simpsons collection above.  We kind of felt it was time for a change to reflect that Wille’s older now and also his interest in music. Wille got one of those vinyl players from Martin for Christmas, you know the kind where you can transfer the music to MP3. He also got part of Martin’s old vinyl collection and some of those album covers are so awesome so I thought they would look cool there above the desk.   I considered all kinds of frames but in the end I got him a set of these Art Vinyl play and display ones (I got mine from Ginza.se). They are more expensive than the album frames from places like Urban outfitters but what I love about these is that they open super easily so you can switch records in a matter of seconds while the frame is still on the wall.   I started out by hanging London Calling, an Iggy album and this boot leg Lou Reed one but Wille can now easily switch them around at his heart’s content. Oh and this post is in no way sponsored by Art Vinyl. I just love the product. Ps. If you've already read this post it's because I accidentally published it early after finishing it on Sunday.

Vinyl

How I Hang Art

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So I’ve been asked quite a few times how I hang art. What’s the best way for instance to get a straight line at the bottom of a series of frames?   There are a few methods I’m sure, such as extensive measuring, making paper templates etc but I use the trial and error method. I eyeball it. What I start out doing though is to figure out in what order I want things to hang. In this case with four frames I lined them up on the back rest of the sofa so I could step back and get a feeling of the distance between the frames.   After I’ve hung the first of the frame where I want it I grab the next one and hold the nail against the hanging thingy at the back.   I then hold the frame with the nail still back there and making sure the bottoms of the frames line up and the nail being straight I hold the nail against the wall.   I still hold on to the nail and with my other hand I remove the frame.   Then it’s just a matter of hammering the nail into the wall and hope for the best.   The best being that you got it straight. If you missed the mark and the bottoms aren’t aligned all you need to do is to measure how far off you are, remove the nail and transfer your mistake in making a new corresponding hole. I know some of you are probably against making extra unnecessary holes in your walls and in that case it’s probably better to use a different method. I don’t mind the extra hole which won’t be visible anyway behind the frame so this works well for me. And there they are, all four lined up pretty perfectly.

How I Hang Art