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Arrrggh... I find it so frustrating when I can’t peel a price tag off a picture frame by just pulling it off. Even after trying to scratch it off with my nails, I still end up with a bit of the tag leftover, sticky residue and ruined nails (I'm not a diva, but still).

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Have you ever struggled getting a picture frame on a hook or nail on the first try? If so, you know how tricky it is. Each time the hook is missed, one more scratch is added to the wall - you try again and again and again hoping that this time you'll get it. Arghhh!!!!

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using painter's tape to stand in for cabinet hardwareSometimes 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.

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When moving into a new space, consider grouping your art together in a hallway or in a room away from the traffic area. Group like items together such as mirrors, photos/portraits, paintings, kids’ art, canvases and clocks. When you’re ready to hang stuff it will be easier to find the right shape, size and colour of art you need for your new walls. It will be like shopping in your own little store.

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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.

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Hanging a mirror above a mantle is an excellent way to accentuate a fireplace as the focal point of a room. The mirror can reflect and increase the light in the room, and if you’re lucky enough to have a great view from a window that faces the fireplace, a mirror will showcase the reflection of the scenery. With that said, not everyone is lucky enough to have a great view to reflect, so I'd advise to look twice before you start hammering the nails in.

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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:

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