Monday, March 26, 2012

How to Hang Wallpaper Panels

My wallpaper panels arrived from Griffin and Wong this week. Best birthday present/husband ever! 
I have been contemplating how I am going to get these suckers on the wall. They are ginourmous.  
Option #1: Frame the panels without glass. This is causing all sorts of problems. First of all, it is expensive. I am talking $200+ without the glass. I want a small thin frame and most places will not do it because they say it will warp and recommend a thick/ornate/tacky frame. 

The next option is from Little Green Notebook. Jenny used pieces of plexiglass and placed them over the panels with screws. No frame. No damage to the panels. I just worry about funky reflections taking away from the panels.  

Another idea from Little Green Notebook for framing panels. Eliza got her panels framed with acrylic for less than $100. I do not know anywhere in Raleigh that does this. For the record, I do not have an obsession with acrylic it just happens to keep popping up when looking for affordable options for framing large pieces. 
 Camila found an affordable website that will send the frames. I think these look great and they are more traditional than the acrylic. In her tutorial she got the wallpaper to stick with wallpaper paste, something I am trying to avoid. 

What is your favorite? I am starting to lean towards the plexi glass...

27 comments:

  1. My favorite is jenny's. Even the slightest boarder takes away from the focus.

    Ok now that there is my opinion on the framing I literally just gasped seeing your new wallpaper.

    THEY ARE AMAZING. I'm so excited for you and what ever room this is going in.

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  2. Those panels are incredible! The colors! Its going to look amazing I'm sure!! I think I'd go with the plexiglass. Its the least obstructive to the panels and the walls.

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  3. What a fabulous birthday present! I the thin frame with the plexi glass idea.

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  4. I think acrylic is the answer. They are fabulous!

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  5. I am so obsessed with the panels! You're a lucky lady!

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  6. The plexi is my favorite! They are going to look absolutely fabulous. Cannot wait to see it all finished!

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  7. as far as looks go, i definitely like the thin frame the best. i like the idea of the plexi glass and it is certainly the easiest/cheapest i would think. but i am with you regarding the reflection of light. i also wouldn't like seeing all the screws. i like the idea of the panels being raised off the wall a little. like if they were attached to a perfectly cut piece of panel board? you could frame it out with really thin molding. or i guess you could leave it unframed really. paint the edges of the wood gold. that would be hot. i am just brainstorming.
    the paper is fabulous. doug is a saint!

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  8. oh.my.god. insanely chic panels!

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  9. I still can't get over the wallpaper! It is to die for!!! Can't wait to see it however you choose to hang them! Plexi sounds like a smart and affordable way to go!

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  10. I'd say try what Jenny did, it wont hurt the panels and seems to be the least expensive choice. Also, maybe they have a glare free kind?

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  11. I like the plexiglass or acrylic, because it leaves all the focus on the wallpaper and not on a frame. Gorgeous wallpaper you got! I love the colors!

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  12. i like the thin frame in the last photo! also, i miss you.

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  13. This is such a neat idea! I really like it when it's on a canvas. xo

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  14. i'd say option #3! just found your blog.. really enjoying so far!

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  15. I'd say acrylic. Can't wait to see how they turn out!

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  16. Gorgeous panel! Can't wait to see them on your walls!

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  17. Help--can you advise what you ended up doing with these? Have two Paul Montgomery panels. Each one is 3' wide x 9' tall so framing quotes outrageous at $1000/pc. Sandwiching in acrylic isn't much less. Don't like metal poster frame look since these are handpainted originals. If I wallpaper them to walls, carpenter has to
    make textured drywall smooth. Did Green Notebook wallpaper to walls and then put acrylic on with screws above? Please let me know--thanks!

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  18. This wallpaper looks so amazing and stylish, i think its the great idea to decorate the home with such amazing designs.

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  22. Amazingly, a year later, I'm in the same position as you. I have two 27x60 wallpaper panels that I'm looking to frame. I prefer to frame them with plexiglass. I want to have the option of being able to move the panels if I have too. But I'm finding the size I need it is very expensive to frame:( Btw, your Griffin and Wong panels are beautiful!

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