My husband and I are renting a small apartment on a ski hill and although we’re renting I still want the apartment to look inviting. The biggest challenge when decorating the apartment was the bathroom. Because it’s a rental, we couldn’t change the vanity, faucets, light fixture or flooring so what do you do to spruce it up without tearing anything out? The solution? Art and pretty towels.
My plan was simple, to hang one frame above each towel rack (3 of them) to break up a long narrow wall.
How to hang each frame
- I measured the distance from the ceiling to the top of the bear frame.
- I used that measurement to mark the hanging spot for the deer, on the right.
- With the mini level on top of the frame, I pushed the frame into the wall to hang it straight. Perfect!
Well not so perfect! When I stood back to assess, I saw that I was off by a bit. Arghhh!!!!!
OMG! What happened? Well, I discovered one teeny tiny detail – the ceiling is crooked so it messed up my measurement. I re-hung the frame right away – I just had to lower it by a bit to line it up with the bear. Fortunately, my mistake holes were hidden behind the frame.
Trust me, mistake holes happen. If they are visible, don’t panic they can easily be fixed. Read How to patch holes in drywall and you’ll be fearless next time you’re hanging something.
Hanging the 3rd frame, the moose, was easy. I used the “ceiling to the bear frame” measurement, keeping in mind that I might have to lower my frame a bit. Just to be safe, I asked my husband to do an “above my head check” to make sure the moose was perfectly lined up with the bear – it was. I pushed the frame into the wall and I was done!
In retrospect, I could have used a 3 foot carpenter’s level, but I didn’t have one – not a tool you think of packing when heading to the ski hill for the weekend. Lol!
I’m amazed by what we’ve been able to do to spruce up this small bathroom and apartment without spending much money. Use art to add personality to your space and to create or emphasize a theme in your home. I like to say that a room is not complete until there’s art on the walls – just like an outfit is not complete without jewelry.
Do you have any picture hanging tips or mistakes you’d like to share? Go ahead and share them in the comments box below so we can all learn from each other and become fearless decorators.
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Co-Founder of Under The Roof Decorating
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