Ikea Picture Rescue

Our new living room deserves a really epic picture for above the couch.  We went to ikea to get a copy of their giant wave poster, but they were out.  Not deterred we checked the as-is section.  Ta-da, there was an assembled copy of exactly what we wanted.  The only problem was the fact that it is over 4 feet wide and 6 feet long assembled and had a tear out on the one side.  I figured out we could disassemble it, cut down the frame, and re-assemble with the blemish cropped.  After some negotiations we got it for half price.  Here she is.

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And here is the blemish.  The scale is hard to tell, but the circle is about the diameter of a quarter, and there are some stains around it.

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The frame is simple extruded aluminum with plastic corners.  The canvas wraps around the frame and is held in place with plastic wedges.  A hack saw took a quick 5 inches off the width, and we were ready to re-assemble.

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Once put together I trimmed up the excess from the right side and installed it on the wall.  The picture added a lot of character without making the room feel any darker.

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Always check the as-is section of ikea!  A few minutes of work got us an otherwise out of stock item for half price.