Wall Décor

Published on September 12th, 2007 | by Jules IKEAHacker

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lots of photos? here’s an easy way to show them off





rose creates a gallery of photographs with the very cheap raket frames.

wall decorrose says, “my raket frame collage is made of 56 4″x6″ raket frames – 3 for $1.50. all i did was mount four 9-foot-long strips of 1″ thick wood to my dining room wall, and slide in the frames. i like that the color and precise dimensions of each frame varies, and that i can switch out my pictures at any time because the frames aren’t mounted to anything, they just rest between the strips of wood.”

[added 27 May 2008]

allie’s photo collage
she gles a bunch of ikea nyttja frames using superglue and then strips of duct tape as reinforcement. some frames are arranged next to each other and some layered on top. just remember to leave enough room to access the back of the frames so you can change the photos.

see more on her blog.

Updated! February 25, 2009
Amy wanted to created a wall collage like the ones using the Ram frames.

Amy says, “I painted them and mapped out their arrangement first with graph paper, then with painter’s tape on the wall. If I had to do it again, I’d probably use a big sheet of butcher paper on the floor, mark the places for the frames on the paper, and then hang the paper on the wall and nail the hangers/hooks through the paper.

Using painter’s tape to mark the placement of the frames on the wall took time, but it was worth it! I spent about $35 on frames instead of ten times that by buying a system of frames.

Click to see more of Amy’s Ram frames wall collage.

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8 Responses to lots of photos? here’s an easy way to show them off

  1. Anonymous says:

    Nice – is there anyplace to see a bigger photo?

  2. kevin says:

    Can we get a bigger picture? It is really hard to see any of the detail in this.

  3. Tony says:

    This is a fantastic idea. I’ve been looking for something exactly like it, in fact. Unfortunately, it appears that it’s going to be pretty difficult to do now, as Ikea no longer carries these frames. I read elsewhere that they yanked em because they were “dangerous.”

  4. Patrick Burt says:

    Very neat. How easy would it be to throw an inch space between them and offset the two rows? Or would the strips of wood make it look strange?

  5. Mandi says:

    It’s a fantastic display! If it seemed too busy for any particular space, you could always leave some frames empty, or go black and white too.

  6. rose says:

    I put up a bigger photo here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/13557466@N08/

    It might look a little off – I blurred the photos, but the realism comes in on the left where you see the lines aren’t really straight…those Raket frames were cheap and imperfect. I didn’t realize they were discontinued (I have about a hundred more in the closet) but you could do this with any frames.

  7. Mary says:

    I’m still a little confused as to how you put the frames on…how are they staying up? How far are apart did you mount the strips of wood? It looks really cool though.
    I think they have a another set of 3 cheap wooden frames that’s similar, called the Ram that’s under $2. So I could use those.

  8. janelle says:

    VERY cool. I was looking for a solution for an open wall in my apartment and I think this is it. I’m going to start working on this tonight!

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