…hanging a piece of artwork
From time to time I am going to do posts in a series called “How to with Brian”. The series is going to teach us how to complete basic tasks that we would rather ask a handy person to do. Personally, I am short on patience and big on getting it done immediately. I have been known to use a shoe heel to hang a frame. I always guess approximately or “eyeball it” where the picture should go. Let me tell you I am pretty good at my guesses too, just don’t lift up any picture frame in my house, there will be at least 4-5 holes or guesses. Anyway, I have a husband who just happens to be a builder. I asked him if he would show me a few basic skills so I can stop bothering him and start doing these projects when he is not home. I thought I would start with this oil painting from my in-laws that I recently had reframed. So instead of getting out a boot and whatever nail I can yank out of the wall, I asked Brian to show me the right way to hang art. He very begrudging agreed. He was horrified when he saw the camera come out, like I asked him to pose nude or something. Then when I told him it was for series on my blog I could see actually him trying to stop his eyes from rolling. Chip and Joanna we are not… After we were done I thanked him for doing it and he said under his breath “never again” We’ll see about that…
It is nice when you can acquire art from a family member but this is not always the case. I recently stumbled upon Artfully Walls while searching for framed prints on-line. It is a great website for art prints from tons of artists. You can also choose a size and have it framed. This is a great place to visit!
I hope you enjoyed this “How to” session. If I can get Brian to cooperate and do this again, I am thinking about learning how to use a drill.