How to with Brian…

…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…

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First step get out the right tools, I used hammer, level and the nails provided by the framer.
We measured the width of the room so we could center the picture.. Next we figure out the height measurement
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WE measured the height from the crown down of the mirror I wanted it to line up with.
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After we measured everything a million times, we finally got to hammering.

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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!

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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.


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