Looking for tips for framing and hanging your prints from Nick Kuchar Art & Design Co.?
1)When you receive your order, your prints have likely been couped up like an NBA player flying in coach. Gently unwrap the prints and give ’em some room to breathe! Setting them on a flat surface with a beefy 1960’s encyclopedia on top works great. Please avoid setting bricks, pets or other silly things on as this may damage your new art!
2)Most of our prints are 12 x 18, therefore we recommend “2 Dogs Woodworking” on Etsy, who make some nice 12 x 18 frames that would be a great complement to your retro Hawaii prints! We also love the look of 18 x 24 frames. This would allow for a 3″ mat around the outside of the print. You can’t go wrong with a simple framing profile and a white mat. If you have a beach bungalow-type decor, bamboo frames are also very popular! If you live on O’ahu, Pictures Plus locations carry 12 x 18 and 18 x 24 frames in three different finishes.
3)If you ordered a canvas gallery wrap or maple wood print, lucky you; It doesn’t need a frame! Simply hang on the wall using picture hanging hooks or screws and skip to step 5!
4)Your new frames will probably have a picture hanging wire attached. All you need to do is figure out the proper height you’d like the hang the eye (hint: eye level is a good start!) and tap in a hanging hook to the wall. If you purchased multiple prints make sure they line up horizontally; a level works great for this (You don’t want your friends coming over wondering if you were blindfolded when you hung them, well, unless you are going for that avant-garde look.)
5)Sit back and think about what a great decision you made (old-fashioned in hand is optional.)