Tag Archives: picture hanging

Den Wall Stripes and Pictures

I’ve never really shared pics of my den before.  Maybe a Christmas photo here and there.  I painted it about 4 years ago, long before this blog was started.  I painted 3 of the walls a gold color and one wall with stripes of the main gold color, a shade lighter and a cream.  I remember going to Home Depot for one color and while there I was looking at a paint sample pic that had a striped pillow in these colors and it was all over with. It was a change in plans.  It’s funny how I remember this so clearly.  It was the first room I had painted in this house.  My sis-in-law came up.  We started at 1:00 in the afternoon and finished 12 hours later.  The striped wall took a while since we sealed each stripe so it wouldn’t bleed. Have you sealed an area before when painting?

Striped Stripes Only

My hubby has an aversion to putting hole in walls, especially when there nicely painted.  It took me until last weekend to find the perfect pics for this wall.  And I try to hang pictures when the hubs is gone. So what do ya think?


I bought the pictures at Tuesday Morning several years and they’ve been hanging in my bedroom above the bed.  That is, until I changed the entire color scheme in there and in my master bath.

I call this The Domino Effect and it’s been happening all over my house so I have plenty of posts lined up!  Do you play the Domino Effect in your home?

I used the Incredible Hooks to hang theses.  Simple and quick, read it about it here.


** I’ve changed my blog name to Lattenene Chat. If you do an internet search you will still find posts from it’s previous name, Lattenenes Cup of Chat.

Picture Hanging Easy – The Incredible Hook

Happy Monday.  Another beautiful sunny weekend in the Northwest.  I stayed pretty busy meeting friends, a little house and yard work, feeding the obsessions with a little shopping.  My brother and I also hung my living and dining room drapes yesterday.  That is worthy of another post and I’ll share this week.

We’ve been busy painting since August; laundry room, the living and dining room, and our bedroom and master bath (yes, will also being sharing these adventures soon).   It’s amazing what fresh paint will do, especially when you change the color, take down the curtains and let the sunshine in.

My husband has never been a big fan for putting a bunch of pictures up.  He calls it “just putting holes in the wall”.  It kills him to grab the hammer, especially when there’s a mistake, can’t find a stud or the picture just falls off the wall.  It’s never bothered me so I usually will leave the clean walls up for a bit, then hang pictures when he’s not home.  This really saves on emotions barfing all over the place.  Bad term, sorry, but it’s the only way to explain it.

Well, I’ve found the cure!  Have you heard of the Incredible Hook?  I found mine at Target, but I’ve seen them at Home Depot and other stores as well.  And sometimes the name is different, but they all look alike.  Its a wired curved hook you feed into the wall and you don’t need a stud.  The hanger will hold up to 35 pounds.  And it is AWESOME!  Here’s a little tutorial for you because we all know a picture(s) says a thousand words.

The Incredible Hook

Collage Step 1--3 R1Collage Steps 4-6 R1

A picture or art wall in a minute.  This one is in my laundry room.

Laundry Art Wall

Did you already know about the Incredible Hook?  Have you used it before.  Come on, tell the truth, how many holes are really in your walls!


** I’ve changed my blog name to Lattenene Chat.  If you do an internet search you will still find posts from it’s previous name, Lattenenes Cup of Chat.