Hanging up Restaurant Menus

By grace.g.yang ยท January 11, 2016
Under: California,Chicago,Home Decor,My Life

I collect restaurant menus from some of the most memorable meals I’ve had during the past ten years. Some of my favorites include Alinea, The French Laundry for their 20th anniversary (and our first anniversary), and my first time dining at Alinea. We framed everything at Michael’s in Chelsea – I started with The French Laundry and Eleven Madison Park’s menus. The French Laundry’s menu is different than their usual menu because they added the Roman numerals for twenty behind their menu in honor of their 20th anniversary. The menus were all wrapped with a brown paper when they were given to me so I used the paper to trace the menu sizes to tape them up on the wall and see how they would fit together. Initially we were going to hang them up as a wall collage that we would add to, but then we decided to hang them all at eye-level. Here’s what the wall looked like:

Wildair, extra virgin, hanging up menus

And all of the framed menus:

Wildair, extra virgin, hanging up menus

We were puppy sitting Harlie the weekend we decided to take on the home improvement project and Harlie ended up going with us to Michael’s multiple times as well as Lowe’s. She’s a home improvement dog!


Instead of nailing everything to the wall, we decided to use Command hanging strips so we didn’t create new holes in the wall. They worked out really well (we had to wait an hour after we put them up initially because they need time to set before you add weight to the strips. The final product:


We are planning to add a rug to the room but we haven’t decided on the pattern or the size yet. Stay tuned – we will hopefully buy the rug this year!

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