Turning a Postcard Book into Wall Art

Turning a Postcard Book into Wall Art

Jessica Tata
Mar 15, 2012

Occasionally, I will be fawning over galleries of photos of an entire home and fixate on one small detail. This very thing happened to me while looking at a tour of Nusara's home. The entire house is done beautifully, but I really honed in on this vignette in her living room. She's very simply turned a book of postcards by Yoshitomo Nara into a beautiful bit of art for her wall.

In what is by no means a difficult or entirely out-of-the-box DIY, Nusara has taken each of the postcards in the book and hung them with a tiny clothespin from a string. With three pieces of string she is able to hang the whole book, and turn a bit of $10 paper ephemera into a fairly substantial bit of art for her wall.

It's funny: I have this exact book of postcards. I have, admittedly, been extremely stingy in giving them out, even though they remain in my drawer wanting to be used. I feel like this happens more than I would like it to...I get beautiful postcards and cards that I'd rather put on the wall than send out! (Don't worry, I manage to part with many.)

I even have a string with clothespins up in my studio, where I pin up inspiring imagery and paper ephemera all of the time. But it retains a bit of a mish-mash appeal. Everything is differently sized, and there is no order. It's great for what it is. But I love the idea of having an entire series of images, in a loose grid, like Nusara has done in her home.

It's a simple idea, I know, but my eye kept going back to it while I was browsing through her beautiful home. The tour, on Desire to Inspire, is inspiring all around — and not just for this fantastic DIY idea!

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(Images: from Nusara, via Desire to Inspire)

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