Friday, September 19, 2014
HANG IN THERE
1.) Whatever you do, folks, don't hang a shelf in your living room with crap on it. It only looks like a wall hanging in your living room with crap on it, NOT ART. Now that we have that out of the way…
2.) I like to place my photos, prints, art, etc. on the floor first and arrange it the way I want it on the wall. When hanging a collection, I measure to make sure my collage will be centered on the wall and not butting up against the crown molding.
3.) I then trace each piece onto paper (old newspaper works great, just be mindful not to get on painted walls..construction paper works best). I pull the wire taught and mark that point on the paper.
4.) Using blue painters tape I then hang each piece of paper (representing each piece I've traced) on the wall in the order I want. With the taught point of each wire marked as my nail location, I then hammer each nail in place.
5.) Remove paper and painters tape. Hang pictures. Pour yourself a cocktail and celebrate hanging art like a pro!