How-Tos and Inspiration
If you have young kids, you know that every day they bring home artistic masterpieces they made at school. Up the artwork goes on the fridge to be proudly displayed until the next day when it gets replaced by a new masterpiece. Of course, you’ll end up tossing some and holding on to others because they’re too precious to get rid of. Instead of keeping the best pieces in folders or on top of a dresser, make the most of your kids' pictures by framing them. Buy some affordable frames like we did here, fitted with a plexi-glass, which makes it safe to hang in kids' rooms and also make it easy to rotate the art. Or, have your favourite pieces professionally framed — you'll be spending more money on the frame than on the art, but for truly special pieces it's worth it! Either way, hang the frames throughout your house so you can enjoy them. Your kids will love you for it!
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.
From time to time, we like to answer our readers' questions on the blog to help out others who may be experiencing similar design problems. One of our readers recently asked:
It can be a real challenge to keep the spacing equal between frames when hanging pictures horizontally. Here’s a simple tip that will help solve the problem.
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.
Our Déco Nails come in two different sizes and customers often wonder which is the best size for their projects. The hanging hardware fitted on the back of your frames will help determine which nail will work best.
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.
These three frames are perfectly level, which I love. Getting them up took less then 10 minutes, all without any eyeballing or extra holes made in the walls. These are the tools you need to get the job done right: a Hang & Level, painter’s tape, a Déco hammer, a small level, three Déco Nails […]
If your piece is heavy and fitted with a picture wire, use two Déco Nails to hang it so that the weight of the piece is evenly distributed. Not only will the frame be more secure on the wall, it will also hang straighter than if you used only one nail. Note that each nail […]
In today’s Throwback Thursday we’re reminiscing about a great press shout-out we got for our products in the 2009 fall issue of Home at Home Magazine. We were featured in the Great Gadgets For Home and Décor section, with the magazine saying that Hang & Level “makes it quick and easy to decorate walls” and that […]
Wall art doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, you can make your own without spending much money at all, just like we did with this project. This DIY wall art is easy to make, incredibly inexpensive, and fun for kids to do on their own too. Here’s the step-by-step: Time: less than an hour […]