Hang A Shelf Without Nails
[Summary]Best Picture Hangers & How to Hang Pictures Without Nails 2Does It Really Work Wondering which picture hanger is right for the job? We’ve come a long way since the days of using a hammer and nails to hang pictures and knick knacks to the wall. Nowada
Best Picture Hangers & How to Hang Pictures Without Nails
2Does It Really Work
Wondering which picture hanger is right for the job? We’ve come a long way since the days of using a hammer and nails to hang pictures and knick knacks to the wall. Nowadays there are so many different gadgets and products you can use to get things hung up without a hammer, and in many cases without even using a nail. The ease of hanging things has gotten to the point where you can basically decorate your home any way you’d like without worrying about the how.
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NO NAILS SHELF
Screw-free, Damage Free, Tool Free Shelf
Are you tired of your cluttered desk at your dorm? Need more cheap, effective, or heavy duty storage space that can be removed without a trace at the end of the year? Well, then here is your instructable. This shelf system is based off of materials that can be purchased from your local campus store, or even stuff you may have lying around, and can hold astonishing amounts of weight. These shelves are entirely removable, portable, and can even be stacked on top of each other without an issue. These shelves can easily hold 10 pounds a piece on less than ideal walls, and can be put up or torn down in a matter of minutes. Just an update, It’s been 3 months since original installation, and it’s still holding very well. Clears a lot of space off desk.
How To hang Canvas Art Without Nails (Or Stress or Studfinders!)
How to Hang Canvas Art Without Nails…A Surprisingly Stress-Free Method!
Howdy artists and art collectors! Do you want a really bang-up way to learn how to hang canvas wall art without nails, and not have to worry that it will crash-land in the living room – (or worse, over your head!)
So you’ve got a painting you’re dying to show off…Perhaps a professional framing job is out of your budget? Or you want to hang it yourself but then you’re having second thoughts about dealing with nails or thumbtacks?
Or perhaps you loathe.the sight of nail holes (ever moved something and now you’re stuck with that unsightly little eyesore?) or the nail pops out and falls on the floor never to be seen again. And if you’re anything like me you’ve tried that putty stuff which only holds for about a day….womp womp.
Been there done that! Trust me, I hear ya…
25-Pack 7/64 Eyehooks100 Pack Picture Frame AccessoriesStainless Steel Wrapping Wire
Hanging Art Without Nails…Or Stress – Or Studfinders!
When I lived in an apartment with non-drillable walls I stumbled into the perfect solution for displaying my artwork securely (and the added bonus of pleasing the landlord) by the use of strategically placed adhesive hooks. It has got to be the best way to hang a canvas painting that I have discovered and now I’ll share it for your eyes only.
You too can learn how to hang canvas art without these headaches. All it takes is learning how to measure accurately and some familiar tools. If you have a “panoramic view” wide-width or otherwise big picture the key is to use more than 1 adhesive hook mounted strategically so you don’t put all the stress on that one hook for a big or wide piece of artwork.
This is the absolute BEST way to hang a canvas painting that I have discovered and will realistically work for all those in the neighborhood of 20 and 40-inches
Disclaimer: This method of hanging art without nails is for unframed canvas paintings only (barring very light frames made of synthetic materials) Solid wood and glass really add extra weight so I wouldn’t chance it:)
Got a heavier picture that’s framed? ⇒This post Best Way to hang Wall Art will be more up your alley!
Step One: Measure Your Canvas
First it’s important to have a wire hanger in place on the back of your painting for stability. For this part, you will need: A tape measure, Two eyehooks or d-shaped picture hangers, crafting wire, pliers, marker and a push-pin.
Now take the height of the painting (doesn’t matter if it is “portrait” or “landscape” in orientation) and divide the measurement in half. Take the top half measurement and divide it in half again – that is where to make your mark! For example: A canvas 16″ in height, half of that is 8″, so you will ideally make your mark 4″ down on each side from the top.
In the above image I have a canvas that is 14″ by 18″….14″ high and half of that is 7…yes, I know, seven cannot divide equally. If this happens to you and you get an odd number measurement, just round it to a half number up – I ended up marking the right place at 3.5″. Easy-peezy!
Step Two: Attach your wire hanger
- Make sure to measure and mark on each side – I then marked each spot with a magic marker and used a push pin to start the hole.
- if you use eyehooks (my preferred choice) just twist them in until there is no more slack and then thread the wire through each loop in the eyehooks…Ideally you need about 4-5″ of overhang past them to secure it well.
- If you have a multi-panel series of canvases (say, 2 or more panels that make up one big scene) repeat these steps for each panel.
Command Utility Hooks Mega Pack, Medium, White, 20-Hooks
Step Three: Applying Adhesive Hooks
Now comes the fun part. You will need a set of Command hooks by 3M. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors and weight thresholds, and apply with adhesive backing.
They are definitely as strong as the packaging indicates but you have to do it right the first time. No doubt some of the best picture hanging hooks I’ve discovered.
In my experience they work the best with plain drywall They are inexpensive and you can often find bundles with varying sizes.
I recommend the hook with a 2 lb threshold, and make sure they come with white adhesive…the clear strips have not been very satisfactory. If they are not included with the hooks in question you can get a refill pack of assorted strips in varying sizes.
Step Four: “X” Marks the Spot- Locate and Mark off the Correct Spot on the Wall
This painting here (below; left) is the largest one I have on display – it is 30″ by 36″ and I used 3 Command hooks mounted strategically so the weight of this picture would be distributed well. Using a yardstick I was able to mark the correct locations off on my wall beforehand.
If it sounds tedious, you’ll thank me later when you don’t have to agonize over whether or not your painting is hanging crooked – once you get these strips stuck down, they are on there for good.
- Take note of your painting’s width and mark the designated wall spot accordingly. There needs to be EQUAL distance between the 2 or more hooks so the painting will hang perfectly straight in the end with no guesswork.
- When you’ve got the “sweet spot” (mark it with a pencil) then you can go straight to applying the strips and then the respective hooks.
⇒Oh and I know the package says “wait one day” before hanging anything…Wait TWO days. It’ll set that much better!
And now…voila!! You have just learned how to hang canvas art without nails successfully!! Congrats, you “nailed it” (no pun intended!)
Some Additional Tips for Hanging Art Without Nails
- Don’t use sawtooth hangers; they do not support the weight of the painting well. Sawtooths are mainly made for very small wall hangings, mostly of wood.
- This method will work great for “sofa size” and multi-panel art equally well.
- Measure twice, drill or mount once (hey, just like carpentry huh)
- The adhesive strips have the greatest staying power in a less humid environment.
♥Good luck and thanks for “hanging” with me!♥
How to Hang Curtains Without Making Holes in the Wall « Interior Design :: WonderHowTo
For anyone who lives in a space that may frown upon making holes in the walls, or for anyone who may not want to take on such a task, there’s a simple alternative to hanging curtains or drapes. And the answer is brilliantly simple.
Look no further than 3M Command hooks. Yes, the same hooks you use for hanging pictures, keys, mugs, and plants. An easy hack turns them into quick DIY supports for your curtain rod and that splash of color, sun shade, or bit of privacy you’ve been searching for.
This is especially a welcome project for those who live in a dorm, an apartment, or home rental where the fewer holes in the wall the better. What’s more, drilling holes in a wall isn’t particularly easy. To get the job done right, you usually need a stud finder, level, anchors, screws, hammer, power drill, and drill bits. For this home hack, all you’ll need as far as «tools» is a piece of cardboard, scissors, and a pencil.
We first heard of this little life hack over 7 years ago, from Nikki Egdamin on YouTube and still love it this very day because it works with pretty much any thin classic curtain rod you can find.
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What You’ll Need
As said, the tools for this DIY project, courtesy of HomeAdvisor, are very basic and most likely already in your home somewhere:
- piece of cardboard (any box)
As for the hardware, you’ll be using 3M Command decorative hooks instead of brackets; This project uses two large «Forever Classic» metal hooks in brushed nickel, which holds five pounds weight. There’s also an oil rubbed bronze variety that’s a good match for darker rods. Keep in mind that there are hooks made specifically for outdoor use, such as for hanging wreaths, but these would work just fine indoors, too.
Image by Jennifer Alpeche/WonderHowTo
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Also, depending on the length of your window (or door, alcove, etc.), you may need a third hook to place in the middle to help distribute the weight of the rod more evenly. For this hack here, two hooks are sufficient.
You will also need a curtain rod. Look for a heavy load capacity rod, which means that it’s solid, non-adjustable. However, make sure it’s fairly thin, or you won’t be able to attach it correctly with the Command hooks. You can buy the metal hooks in small, medium, or large sizes, and we recommend you go large so you’ll have an easier time finding the right rod, which should be less than ¾ inches in diameter.
Step 1: Get the Cardboard Ready
The key to hanging a curtain is to ensure the rod sits level on the supports. To do so, you’ll be using a piece of cardboard with a right angle cut out and a pencil to mark the wall.
Cut a right angle out of a piece of cardboard and line it up with the window frame’s corner. Below, you can it’s lined up with the trim, but it’s the same concept if your window has no trim around it.
Image by HomeAdvisor/YouTube
Step 2: Mark Your Hook Placement
Take your 3M Command hook and hold it to the cardboard and decide where you’d like your curtain to hang. Once decided, make a mark on the cardboard (at the bottom of the hook) with your pencil.
Image by HomeAdvisor/YouTube
Step 3: Mark on Wall & Repeat
Next, use your pencil to puncture the cardboard on the mark previously made. Go all the way through and actually mark the wall of the first hook. Then, turn the cardboard around, head to the other side of the window frame, and mark that spot as well.
Image by HomeAdvisor/YouTube
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Step 4: Apply the Hooks to the Wall
Take one of your 3M Command hooks, take off the paper backing on the adhesive strips, and line the hook up on the wall using the pencil mark for guidance. Press it on the surface well, holding for at least 30 seconds, then let it be for at least a half hour. Repeat the same for the other side. Don’t be in a rush. Leave the hooks on for longer (an hour even) to be safe.
Instructions on the back of the packaging recommend sliding the hook up and off and then pressing the base firmly for 30 seconds. And then sliding the hook back on for use, to make sure you’re applying enough pressure in the right spot.
Image by HomeAdvisor/YouTube
Step 5: Test Out Your Rod
After you’ve waited for the proper 30 minutes (to one hour), it’s time to add your rod to make sure it’s working well. There’s really not much to this process.
Image by HomeAdvisor/YouTube
Done! Your rod is now ready for a window treatment. Pretty much hassle-free and definitely free of holes.
Step 6: Start Hanging Curtains/Drapes
You’re all set. There’s nothing more to it. No longer will you have to lament how plain your window/wall looks. If only you could drill holes, right? Well, you don’t have to! With 3M Command hooks, you have your solution.
Image by Douglas Muth/Flickr
For the full walkthrough, make sure to watch HomeAdvisor’s video below.
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Cover image via HomeAdvisor/YouTube