Oct 24 Monday

I’m obsessed with…

Velcroing things to my walls.

I have, on two separate occasions, taken a dry wall screw, a hammer, a heavy piece of art work and ruined a wall. (If you realize what that combination means, you just cringed. If you don’t know what that means, welcome to my world before taking the first whap…The first time.)

True story.

It’s really no surprise, I lack patience.  When I want something done, I want it done NOW. And if “now” means during nap time when I get a wild hair up my ass, then so be it.

Thankfully, for the health of SuperHub’s heart, I’ve learned over the years to respect dry wall. And plaster. And heavy frames.

Enter 3M Picture Hanging Command Strips.

I happened upon these tiny Velcro™ wonders while attempting to hang a holiday wreath once upon a time. I was skeptical that glorified plastic teeth could support wall art, frames and the horribly gawdy glass beaded wreath I insisted on hanging on the front of our house.

But they did.

And I learned.

When we moved, I did an entire photo wall going up my staircase in one afternoon. No nail holes meant a giddy hubby and I can change my mind whenever the wild hair returns.

A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon a beautiful piece of art work that reminded me so much of my dad, I wept. Then I bought it.

This morning, after too much coffee, I hung it in three minutes.


And this is how I did it: Open, separate, pair-up, peel, stick, peel, level, push.

No hammer (or dry wall screw) required.

  • Posted By: Lauren Graves

    I love that picture. Where did you find it?

  • Posted By: Katy

    Lauren – Here: http://www.cottagecoastalstore.com/detail-2244207.htm It is fairly lightweight and could be hung side by side or horizontal. I am glad you love it too. It’s all great advice. :)

  • Posted By: Cottage Coastal Store, Inc ~ Kim

    Thank you for sharing my store Katy…I love the idea of using these strips!! Also love when a print gives someone so much meaning & joy…that is sweet about your dad. ~Kim

  • Posted By: Jacki Eckrich

    I have used these for a couple years now. I recommend them to college students for their dorm rooms. Also the ones from 3M that are hooks are great too. you can hang stockings around the fireplace (NOT TOO CLOSE) no matter how full they get. Also they come in stainless steel looking, so they are pretty.

  • Posted By: Sara

    Great suggestion! And I love the print. What a wonderful reminder of your dad’s wisdom!

  • Posted By: Stef

    LOVE Command hooks, strips, etc.!!! And I too have a hubby who is thankful for that…

  • Posted By: Jill

    I Know Right!?!

    I love them so much I wanna marry them!

  • Posted By: Katy

    Thanks Kim! And thank you for your kind words! Love your store. LOVE.

  • Posted By: Katy

    Jacki – Great ideas!

  • Posted By: Katy

    Sara – Mwah!
    Stef – Too funny!
    Jill – Do you walk around wondering what else you can hang up too? I do. Too often.

  • Posted By: Sara In the MN

    Perfect words of wisdom from your Pops. :)