For a even though now, I&rsquove been holding off on putting up about our master bedroom for the reason that of two points: the curtains are way too quick so I require to sew a strip on the bottom of each and every one and&hellip I didn&rsquot know what to do with the wall earlier mentioned the bed. I&rsquom nonetheless dragging my feet with the curtains (sewing&rsquos haaaarrrrdddd), but&hellip I worship the new-and-improved wall around the bed. I discovered people astounding vintage map prints and was so joyful to dangle them up!


I grabbed 4 maps for the grasp bed room: Washington, Providence, Brooklyn, and New York&hellip four cities of worth to us! I didn&rsquot want a solid body to get away from the natural beauty of these maps so&hellip I resolved to take&nbspanother stab at floating acrylic frames. On a funds.

Components FOR FLOATING Body

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  • standoff mounts

  • optional:&nbspgold spray paint

  • extended #6 screws and anchors if needed

  • you&rsquoll need a slender and extended drill bit to in shape within your standoff mount. I utilised&nbspthis just one&nbspfrom Home Depot

  • Glue Dots

  • Acrylic. Lowes will slice acrylic for you&hellip I added three inches to every single dimension so these 18 x 24 inch maps meant my acrylic was slash to 24 x 30. To slash costs, I used 4 sheets of acrylic and glued the artwork immediately on to just about every sheet&hellip of course it will be a bit nicer to use 1 sheet of acrylic on either side of the artwork, but it will incorporate one more $fifty+ to the expense of this challenge.

  • laser degree

    Move 1: SPRAY PAINT MOUNTING Hardware

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

    Idea: stick standoff mounts into an aged cardboard box for uncomplicated spraying


    Drill holes in your acrylic at every single corner. To drill by means of acrylic, use painters tape on each side of the acrylic to hold it from cracking. On a flat area with a skinny piece of wood or cardboard beneath, slowly and gradually implement escalating force to drill all the way by your acrylic. (Make absolutely sure you go away the protecting sheet on the full time&hellip choose it off just ahead of hanging.)

    Phase three. Evaluate YOUR FRAMES

    Evaluate and mark wherever you will have to have to screw in your standoff mounts. Use the laser level to make it easier. (Consider it or not, my frames are all degree&hellip we just are living in a historic house without having also a lot of proper angles!)

    Step 4. Connect ACRYLIC MOUNTS&nbspTO WALL

    Attach the bottom of the standoff mounts. This is where by you&rsquoll have to have the specific drill little bit. The screw goes by way of the standoff mount into the wall so I wanted a extended skinny bit to arrive at via the standoff mount to screw it in. Later you&rsquoll screw the cap on with the sheet of acrylic pinched involving the cap the rest of the mount.

    Step five. GLUE ARTWORK On to ACRYLIC

    Glue artwork on to your acrylic. This is wherever I&rsquom conserving revenue by only employing One sheet of acrylic. BUT&hellip.due to the fact I&rsquom only working with just one sheet of acrylic, I desired to adhere my prints immediately onto the acrylic. Retain this in brain when picking out your artwork&hellip this technique might not be fantastic for any artwork of worth or relevance.&nbsp I utilized adhesive dots, but any variety of glue or tape really should do the job!

    Phase 6. Connect&nbspARTWORK TO MOUNTS

    Screw the sheets of acrylic with maps adhered onto the standoff mounts.

    Congrats- you&rsquore done!

    I love how clear and very simple a floating acrylic frame is. news &nbspmade one for the young children space&nbspin our outdated home, but DIYd the components. I&rsquom thrilled by these standoff mounts and apart from the crooked ceiling, Appreciate how these work about our bed. The maps make me joyful (as evidenced by the maps I have&nbsphanging all above our household), but the floating acrylic frames fit the slightly a lot more chic place that is coming jointly in our master bedroom. One particular move closer to displaying you the full place!!