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Hanging art gallery-style

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Hanging art gallery-style

Gallery style art installationPhotography by Brett Walther.

Yesterday's unprecedented sunshine (I've never been SO happy to have to wear my sunglasses!) inspired me to tackle something I'd been putting off all winter. Namely, hanging a bunch of photos and artwork in the place of a large, mass-produced framed print that has hung on the wall behind my sofa for far too long.

In lieu of said print, I went to the other extreme, opting for a series of art pieces that are much more personal. I'd been meaning to frame my signed Jose Bautista jersey ever since I discovered Umbra's amazing T-shirt frame, and I honestly couldn't be happier with the result. It's a fantastic way to display autographed sports memorabilia, and a total steal at just $30 a pop. Obviously, I had to pair this with a shot of the Bearded One himself in one of IKEA's pre-matted Ribba frames.

For balance, I hung a second white matted Ribba frame at the bottom right, this time displaying another prized autograph. And then, at the bottom left, I put one of my own Marilyn Denis Show DIY projects into practice, by "pixellating" a favourite poster. To the get this fragmented look, I laid the poster flat, and placed a series of craft store art canvasses across the surface. First tracing the outlines of the canvasses, I then cut out each segment, and pasted it onto the corresponding canvas. Hang them on the wall in a semblance of their original order for a one-of-a-kind take on a mass-produced poster!

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