Use a pencil to mark up where you'd like to hang your photos – lay out your photos on the plank first so you have an idea. You'll want these to be evenly spaced, so use a measuring tape for uniformity. Your timber plank can be as long or as short as you wish.
You can choose to leave your bulldog clips as they are, but we decided to paint ours to match that gorgeous natural timber – we used a spray paint in Rose Gold. Sand your clips first to get the shine off, and then spray with your desired paint choice. Wear a mask when spraying and make sure you're in a well-ventilated area – outside is good. You can also choose to paint your timber but we decided to leave ours raw.
Once your clips are painted and dry you can glue them to your timber. We used a hot glue gun and worked quickly – this glue dries fast!
Choose which photos you'd like to attach and simply clip them to the timber. Easy!
How easy was that? This is a great way to personalise your family photos and looks particularly good propped up in bedrooms or displayed in living areas.
Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.
When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.