Do-it-yourself Finances FLOATING ACRYLIC FRAMES

For a even though now, I&rsquove been keeping off on posting about our learn bedroom due to the fact of two items: the curtains are as well limited so I want to sew a strip on the base of every single a single and&hellip I didn&rsquot know what to do with the wall higher than the mattress. I&rsquom however dragging my toes with the curtains (stitching&rsquos haaaarrrrdddd), but&hellip I worship the new-and-improved wall about the mattress. I observed people amazing vintage map prints and was so joyful to cling them up!


I grabbed 4 maps for the master bedroom: Washington, Providence, Brooklyn, and New York&hellip four towns of great importance to us! I didn&rsquot want a stable frame to take absent from the attractiveness of these maps so&hellip I decided to acquire&nbspanother stab at floating acrylic frames. On check here .

Resources FOR FLOATING Body

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  • standoff mounts

  • optional:&nbspgold spray paint

  • long #six screws and anchors if needed

  • you&rsquoll need to have a slender and very long drill little bit to in shape within your standoff mount. I utilised&nbspthis one particular&nbspfrom Home Depot

  • Glue Dots

  • Acrylic. Lowes will slice acrylic for you&hellip I additional three inches to each and every dimension so these eighteen x 24 inch maps intended my acrylic was minimize to 24 x thirty. To lower charges, I made use of four sheets of acrylic and glued the artwork straight onto each individual sheet&hellip obviously it will be a little bit nicer to use one particular sheet of acrylic on both aspect of the artwork, but it will insert another $50+ to the charge of this venture.

  • laser degree

    Step one: SPRAY PAINT MOUNTING Components

    Spray paint your mounting hardware if you want it gold. (I indicate&hellip who&nbspdoesn&rsquot&nbspwant it gold, right?!)

    Idea: adhere standoff mounts into an outdated cardboard box for uncomplicated spraying


    Drill holes in your acrylic at each and every corner. To drill as a result of acrylic, use painters tape on just about every facet of the acrylic to preserve it from cracking. On a flat surface with a skinny piece of wooden or cardboard beneath, slowly but surely utilize increasing strain to drill all the way by means of your acrylic. (Make positive you go away the protecting sheet on the whole time&hellip consider it off just in advance of hanging.)

    Phase 3. Evaluate YOUR FRAMES

    Measure and mark the place you will require to screw in your standoff mounts. Use the laser amount to make it less complicated. (Feel it or not, my frames are all degree&hellip we just are living in a historic house with out much too a lot of correct angles!)

    Move four. Connect ACRYLIC MOUNTS&nbspTO WALL

    Connect the base of the standoff mounts. This is wherever you&rsquoll need to have the specific drill bit. The screw goes through the standoff mount into the wall so I needed a extensive skinny bit to get to by means of the standoff mount to screw it in. Later you&rsquoll screw the cap on with the sheet of acrylic pinched in between the cap the rest of the mount.

    Step five. GLUE ARTWORK On to ACRYLIC

    Glue artwork on to your acrylic. This is exactly where I&rsquom conserving dollars by only using A single sheet of acrylic. BUT&hellip.since I&rsquom only applying just one sheet of acrylic, I needed to adhere my prints specifically onto the acrylic. Preserve this in mind when selecting your artwork&hellip this approach may not be terrific for any artwork of benefit or significance.&nbsp I used adhesive dots, but any variety of glue or tape ought to do the job!

    Stage 6. Connect&nbspARTWORK TO MOUNTS

    Screw the sheets of acrylic with maps adhered on to the standoff mounts.

    Congrats- you&rsquore accomplished!

    I appreciate how clear and simple a floating acrylic frame is. I&nbspmade a single for the youngsters room&nbspin our aged property, but DIYd the hardware. I&rsquom thrilled by these standoff mounts and aside from the crooked ceiling, Enjoy how these do the job about our mattress. The maps make me content (as evidenced by the maps I have&nbsphanging all over our dwelling), but the floating acrylic frames fit the a little bit more stylish area that is coming alongside one another in our learn bed room. 1 stage nearer to displaying you the whole place!!