Consider this a public service announcement from me.
If you despise the act of picture hanging as much as I do, fear not! I am here to recommend two products which have changed my world. Okay, maybe not my whole world. Just the little-bitty part that revolves around picture-hanging. (I told you this wouldn't be a blog about changing the world!)
Seriously, though, picture hanging can be a real drag.
That's why I love these! they're called "Monkey Hooks" and they're a freaking miracle.
I first found them in the impulse buy section at Marshall's. You know what I'm talking about: the retail maze you snake through while you're waiting in line to pay. As someone who hates to hang pictures I was intrigued so I threw them in my cart. Good. Move. Elena. No hammer, no nails, no drills and no drywall hangers. All you do is twist the pointy end until it pokes through the wall. Slide it in, flip it around and voila! A perfectly serviceable hook! And if you accidentally put it in the wrong place, all you have to do it pull it out. What's left is a pinprick of a hole in the wall. I currently have a 25+ lb mirror hanging from two of these babies. I hung it there over a year ago with no problems whatsoever. (So far... maybe I should knock on wood?)
But let's say you don't even want a pinprick in the wall. Maybe you're in a rental? Well I also love these guys:
|There are links at the bottom of the page if you'd like to try either one of these products.|
I use them for smaller, lighter pictures and they work like a charm. I should really devote a whole post to my love of Command Products. My kids love to tease me about it. (Of course they don't complain when I hang their posters with the Command Poster Strips. But more about that in another post.)