Breast Cancer Campaign: the Fight is Far From Over

Breast Cancer Campaign: the Fight is Far From Over

October is over and with it, our Breast Cancer Awareness campaign is wrapping up – but that doesn’t mean the fight is over. All of us at UTR would like to offer our heartfelt appreciation to all of you who supported our campaign to help fight breast cancer. We are proud to be sending a […]

Reflect Your Good Taste: Decorate with Mirrors

Reflect Your Good Taste: Decorate with Mirrors

Fun and affordable, mirrors are a great alternative to hanging art on your walls and they come in a wide array of shapes and sizes so you will be sure to find one to suit your space, style and budget. Here are a few suggestions to get you started: Front Entrance A mirror by the […]

Hang & Level is ‘on TARGET’ with Newest Retail Partner

Hang & Level is ‘on TARGET’ with Newest Retail Partner

Under the Roof Decorating is thrilled to announce our newest partnership with retail giant, Target. UTR’s unique picture hanging tool, Hang & Level is now available at all 1750 retail stores across the United States and is the perfect complement to Target’s wide range of beautiful wall décor choices. Everything from picture frames, to mirrors, […]

UTR Gets Preview of Simon Chang’s Vibrant New Paint Line

UTR Gets Preview of Simon Chang’s Vibrant New Paint Line

There were more than 10,000 Home Hardware dealers and vendors from across Canada in attendance at the Home Hardware Market...

Creative Ways to Hang a Group of Pictures

Creative Ways to Hang a Group of Pictures

There are different ways to hang a group of pictures; picking the right approach depends on the number of pieces, their sizes and how much wall space you want to fill. A foolproof approach that works exceptionally well with pieces of different sizes and shapes like we have here is to create an imaginary large […]

Q&A: How Do I Hang a Picture at an Exact Height Using Hang & Level™?

Q&A: How Do I Hang a Picture at an Exact Height Using Hang & Level™?

One of the things we love about the Hang & Level picture hanging tool is that it allows you to position your items visually without any measuring or marking up your wall. However there may be some occasions where you want your picture to be in an exact spot on the wall, perhaps to line […]

Hang Your Vacation Photos for Inexpensive Artwork

Hang Your Vacation Photos for Inexpensive Artwork

A few quick tips for displaying your vacation photos: Consider white frames and mats to frame summer vacation pictures. White looks crisp and classy all year round and fits any décor style. Picking identical frames and mats lets the viewer focus on the pictures rather than the frames. Holiday pictures can brighten up any room […]

Outdoor Art for Your Backyard

Outdoor Art for Your Backyard

It’s easy to create a beautiful space that will encourage you to spend more time outdoors and help you relax when you return home at the end of the day. You can hang artwork on the exterior walls of the house, garage, or shed and don’t forget that every fence is a blank wall ready […]

Inexpensive and Beautiful Wall Décor Ideas From Better Homes & Gardens

Inexpensive and Beautiful Wall Décor Ideas From Better Homes & Gardens

We’re always looking for unique and inspiring ideas to decorate our walls without spending a lot of money. So, when we ran across these great ideas from Better Homes and Gardens we couldn’t wait to share them with you. Click here to see how you can use beautiful fabric swatches to create an elegant look […]

Hang Your Pictures Exactly Where You Want

Hang Your Pictures Exactly Where You Want

Overcome your fear of picture hanging with our three-step plan Place your furniture. Start by placing the largest pieces first. Artwork is an extension of your furniture, so place your sofa, coffee table, chairs, table lamps, etc. exactly where you want before hanging anything on your walls. Don’t fuss with accessories at this point, focus […]

Overcoming Your Fear of Decorating With O Magazine

Overcoming Your Fear of Decorating With O Magazine

We recently found a fabulous article in an issue of O magazine entitled “Overcoming Decorating Paralysis” by Martha Beck. This piece ties in nicely to the reason why we created the award-winning Hang & Level™ picture hanging tool. In the article, Martha provides a four-point ‘stop putting it off’ plan. “If you get cold feet when […]

Photo Wall Projects Completed Using Deco Nails™

Photo Wall Projects Completed Using Deco Nails™

We love to see how people use our products, not only does it help us improve and innovate, but often we are just plain ‘ol inspired by what people think up. Case in point with James Caldwell, a partner in the design and communication firm Thirst, who got in touch with us a while ago […]

Rainy Day Renovations Reviews Hang & Level™

Rainy Day Renovations Reviews Hang & Level™

Back in March, the decorating blog Rainy Day Renovations did a First Look review of the Hang & Level™ picture hanging tool. They did a great overview of the tool, and highlighted one definite advantage of using Hang & Level: We have a few “hanging projects” we need to do around the office. We’ll report […]

What If Your “Eye Level” is a Foot Shorter Than Someone Else’s?

What If Your “Eye Level” is a Foot Shorter Than Someone Else’s?

That was exactly the situation when Jennifer Valentyne, host of Breakfast Television, Jim Caruk and I chatted during a Live Eye segment filmed at the opening of Jim’s new BiY Center in Toronto. I taught Jennifer, who is 5’4” and Jim, who tops out at 6’2”, that there is a proper way to hang a […]

Liette Tousignant Participates in Launch of New BiY Centers in Toronto

Liette Tousignant Participates in Launch of New BiY Centers in Toronto

It was an exciting week here at UTR where Liette was asked to be a part of the grand opening of the very first BiY Build it Yourself Center in Canada! Jim Caruk, whom you might recognize from HGTV’s hit show Real Renos is the brain behind this project. It has been Jim’s dream to […]

Liette Tousignant Offers Inspiration & Advice

Liette Tousignant Offers Inspiration & Advice

As a female entrepreneur and mother of twins, Liette knows firsthand the challenges and rewards that come from starting and running a business while juggling the demands of motherhood.  Which is why it was a great honor when she was asked to be the guest speaker at the Annual Assembly of the Coalition des Femmes […]

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