How to make: Extra Large Wallpaper Panels
One of the biggest wow factors in the recent install I did was a pairing of wallpaper panels.
We also knew right away that we didn’t want to apply the actual paper to the wall. So of course I recommended wallpaper panels!
Seems easy right? Ah not so much. Everyone tells you it’s so easy just frame it. Well when you want a frame to be 2.5 ft x 6 ft it’s not that easy.
We were going to go the DIY route, but hanging the panels proved to a problem that would have required lots of holes and a damage to the trim pieces when removing it.
We also thought of a custom frame, but I got quoted $300 per piece.
I was about to freak out when Jon came to my rescue. After some strategic Google searches he found Wholesale Poster Frames. Let me tell you this company was a dream to work with. We explained what we wanted to do and very quickly told we could have a custom frame next day for the cost of $66 bucks per piece. We had to purchase a couple of other pieces for extra support so our grand total came up to around $166.
I was so nervous that it wouldn’t ship next day. I actually threatened the owner that I would go to CT and beat him up if it didn’t arrive. Ah I’m such a lady. The poor man just chuckled.
Luckily for both of us it arrived next day!
Here is what we got:
Actual frame pieces:
According to the company people normally use foam board and plexi-glass when using their frames. We wanted the wallpaper to be exposed so we didn’t use plexi-glass and we wanted something a bit firmer than foam so we used Eucaboard .
Here is our board with the wallpaper applied and cut to size:
Now build your frame you need two pieces of the frame and 2 angled hardware pieces.
You then stack the two angled pieces and slide them into the frame:
Then simply tighten with a screw driver.
You know half an L shaped piece of frame. Take your board and insert into the existing L shape piece and slide in the 2 other pieces of frame and attach with angled hardware:
You then take the spring tension clips:
And insert between the frame section and the artwork backing:
Once this is done you are practically finished. You just need to place the picture hangers in the back frame channels and screw them into place. You can have them at the top and use screws/anchors to place them on the wall or place them on the slides and use the wire provided to hang it that way.
Then just hang in your happy clients home:
The great thing about this frame system is that when you get tired of the paper you simply release the spring tension clips and unscrew the frame. Voila the piece comes out and replace it with another design!
* We randomly found this company during a Google search. This is not a sponsored post. They truly were a dream to work with and didn’t break the bank.