i am delighted by
simple things, really.
today i am going to share something with you that
i have been in love with for the last few years.
and it's not a mirror.
or a piece of furniture
or even fabric.
(i know, you're *gasping!)
it's a tack.
but, a tack that will change your life.
i don't throw around phrases like that
very often, but i seriously think these
tacks are the best. thing. ever.
ever wonder how to hang a
grouping of pictures,
and equidistant from each other?
(images found at elle decor)
and how much would you pay to
have those pictures stay put?
to not shift when a door is slammed,
or someone accidentally brushes by
and knocks it off-kilter?
(is there anything more maddening?)
well, i have found the solution, my friends:
the cobra tack:
(and no, i am not getting
paid to say this, but i totally should be...)
they come in packs of 4, 6 and 8.
and so far, i have only been
able to find them at lowes.
for each picture, you will need two cobra tacks,
and two of the little included screws.
they are very easy to install:
peel off the adhesive backing.
(and then look at your hands, and
realize that you are in fierce need
of a manicure...ai-yi-yi!)
place on the corner of your frame.
pre-drill the hole for the screw
(you can skip this step. but it makes
the next step much more difficult!)
attach the small screw.
this is how it will look...
figure where you want the picture to be hung,
and press one side into the wall.
level the picture,
and press the other side into the wall.
in my sons room, i used the level as a spacer in
between the pictures.
these (on average) cost about $1 per
picture to install, but factor in the
amount of installation time saved, as well
as the fact that you won't have to re-tweak
your pictures every week for the
rest of your life, and they are
worth every penny.
i always reccommend these to my clients,
and they always ask the same question:
don't fall off the wall?!"
if they did, they
wouldn't be the best. thing. ever.
(ok, i don't say "duh",
but sometimes i want to.)
happy (carefree) picture hanging!
*now, excuse me while i head out
to get a much needed manicure...