While watching design TV shows, have you ever noticed that they rarely show you how to hang things up? All you see are people hanging art up, the hooks are already in place. Why is that? Well, it’s simple, it’s because hanging stuff is HARD. It means putting holes in walls and we all know how scary that can be. It’s scary because you don’t want to miss your shot and end up with a bunch of mistake holes that you’ll have to cover up. Arghhhhh…I
If you stopped straightening your frames because you know they'll end up crooked all over again next time you dust, you're not alone. But life is too short to put up with such niggly little things – here's a cool product that is guaranteed to put an end to crooked pictures.
Trying to keep picture frames straight on a wall can be a real challenge. But take heart there are solutions available.
Sometimes the shape of a wall dictates what size of artwork you choose and how to hang it. For example, a wide horizontal wall is perfect to showcase a landscape piece or a group of smaller frames grouped together horizontally.
When you're hanging a group of pictures, every time you hammer a nail, it disrupts the frames already hung on the wall. You need to make sure that your frames are level as you go, otherwise a single crooked frame can throw off the entire arrangement.
Art hung along a staircase can make for a stunning look, but if you have a busy household it's important to make sure your art is well secured to keep it from crashing on the stairs when the kids race up and down the steps. Here are a couple of tips to make this high traffic area safe:
A professional handyman tries hundreds of tools, so when he gives something a thumbs up, it means a lot. That's why we were so excited to hear how handyman Shawn Schmidt had done just that for our Hang & Level, Déco Hammer and Anchor Points.
Yes, they do! There are few things more frustrating than having to adjust or straighten your pictures on a daily basis. After spending so much time choosing and carefully hanging the perfect artwork on your walls, all you want is for it to consistently stay straight and look great. The answer to this common problem is our very own Anchor Points. All you have to do is stick them to the bottom corners of your frames and push the pins into the wall to anchor your frames. Your artwork will stay straight even when you’re dusting or when kids or teenagers are slamming doors!
This classic comic strip makes us laugh every time. Blondie is clearly hinting that Dagwood needs help with picture hanging, but he doesn't think there's anything wrong with his handiwork. Unlike Dagwood, we love hearing feedback - good, bad or surprising. It helps us understand what's working and what's not for our customers, enables us to improve, and even gives us ideas for using our products in new ways.
North, South, East and West; our picture hanging tools have really had a workout lately.
For a warm-up, Tyler Ryan from WACH-Fox TV took our products to a Lowe’s store in Columbia, North Carolina for his DIY Painting and Walls demonstration. Tyler was definitely impressed when he tried our CenterFinder, Hang & Level, Déco Nails and Déco Screws. He liked them so much that he wrote a full review on his blog, where he also championed our Déco Hammer and Anchor Points.
A back to school supply list for elementary students usually means coloured pencils, spiral-bound or composition notebooks, three-ring binders, glue sticks, scissors and a Disney-themed of backpack. With high school, it's all about the clothes and how cool they look in front of their friends. But for university or college kids, you need to think about the things they need to decorate either a dorm room or first apartment, and that's the stage my daughters are at.
We’re always on the lookout for great ideas for fun new wall projects. We were so impressed with this unique scrabble art display that we wanted to share. Jen and Tim of Insideways were looking for a piece of art big enough to hang above their couch when they decided to make their very own […]
Here’s a story that was recently shared with us and we wanted to pass it on. Our friends Ann and Phillip relocated to Victoria, BC and moved into an old bungalow that they renovated completely. What a pleasure it was to hear that they used our tools to hang up their artwork! Ann mentioned that […]
If the thought of hanging five picture frames above a table like we did here scares you to death, don't worry — it's much easier than you think! With the right tools and a few tips and tricks you'll be able to recreate this look in no time.
We always love it when the latest issue of House & Home magazine shows up at our office, but this week the arrival of the June issue was extra special for us. While we were flipping through the magazine the words “straighten up” caught our attention and we spotted our Anchor Points in the Style […]