How-Tos and Inspiration
This is one of the most popular question we get from our readers, so I thought I’d share it on our blog to help out others who have trouble figuring out what size of art is appropriate for their wall space.
Sometimes when you’re renovating, you run into situations like having no hardware on cabinets because it's on back order or otherwise delayed. That's exactly what happened to me, and it was driving me crazy every time I tried to open the cabinets. Until my contractor suggested a simple trick.
From time to time, I 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:
If you’re thinking of re-painting a few walls in your house, here's a tip that will save you time and frustrations too.
Dorm rooms are tricky to decorate since you can’t hammer anything on the walls, but most students want to make their space "their own" by putting up plenty of cool posters. The solution is to use painter’s tape or another low adhesive tape that peels off easily without damaging the walls or wrecking your posters. Use a different color of tape to enhance each piece you’re hanging or use the same color throughout. Tape all the corners like we did here, or frame the whole piece with tape to create a faux frame. There are no rules, so have fun with it.
If you're not sure whether a piece of artwork is the right size for your wall space, map it out with Painter's Tape just like we did here. This will help you visualize and instantly confirm if the dimensions are right. It's easy to do and you'll be amazed at how well it works.
Wall clocks will never go out of style, no matter how many digital clocks are built into our appliances. Here are a few inspirational looks….
Forget complicated measurements or marks on the walls — so often you think you’ve figured out just the right spot to place groupings of artwork only to find that your spacing is off once the frames are up on the wall. We have an easy trick that will change the way you hang your wall […]
If you just moved into a new home, redecorated or recently painted your walls, there’s a good chance you’ll have to hang some pictures. But before you start hammering, be sure to check out these tips. They’ll save you time, frustration and potential mistake holes too. Get organized. When moving in to a new space, […]
The journey to begin painting that living room or bedroom wall usually starts with a long, contemplative stare. A stare that scans the room to determine all of the obstacles in the way of changing that eggshell white to a beautiful shade of blue (or green, or orange, etc). One of those obstacles usually identified […]