art & engineering
Picture Hanging System
Flexible wall-art without breaking the bank
We like art... and our house has 70+ year old plaster walls.

This means I can't "just hang a picture." To avoid making new nail holes every time the display gets an update, I needed a picture hanging system. Oh, and I want it for the whole house without breaking the bank!

In addition to a pair of bolt cutters, a pair of pliers, two wrenches to straighten the weldless chain links, a knife, a miter saw, a coping saw, a tape-measure, a hammer, a paint brush a lighter, and a cardboard box to space the picture-molding off the sealing... I needed:

~$12/10': Picture-molding (see you're a local lumber mill) 
~$12: Stain/paint of your choosing
~$5: Finish nails
$8.97/1000': White Nylon Mason Line
$0.50/ft: large weldless steel chain - hangers
$7.48/15': small weldless steel chain - picture hooks

Total: ~$250 for a 1000 square foot house
  
Hanging from picture-molding
Wall-art location is adjustable by positioning picture hooks
Chain links and mason line are cut and bent 
Picture-molding 
Space  even distance from sealing
Cut large  chain links
Bend links strait to hang from picture-molding
Picture hook is simple to attach
Melt ends of the string
Tie string to molding hanger with a Clinch Knot
To add mood get strip LEDs and hide them behind the picture-molding
Perfect for a modern or sci-fi effect
the walls between art and engineering exist only in our minds