Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tuesday's Tip of the Day

As most of you know, Hubby and I spent the entire month of July working on our house...cleaning, painting, sorting, throwing, storing away, donating, organizing, redecorating...we wanted things to be perfect when Line got here!

We had painted one end of our family room...where the computer desk, book shelves and library table are arranged. I needed to arrange and rehang our family photos. I had put this project off, knowing what a chore it is to get them straight and keep them straight. Please don't laugh at me...am I the only one on the planet who is not already using this tip? It seems so obvious now...

I laid all the photos out on the floor until I found an arrangement that suited me...you know the visual weight and balance had to be just so....
Then I hung them on the wall with hammer and nails...and to keep them in place, I applied this adhesive putty to the lower corners...yes the stuff that teachers and college students use to hang posters in their rooms...
All these years, I have had to straighten the pictures when one seemed crooked...now they all stay in place!













So...here is my gallery of family photos...


Amy has been in school for a week, Emily's first day of classes were today, Line is at their first out of town soccer game. Good luck, girls!

7 comments:

Quilt Hollow said...

Your so funny...I've used Blue Tack for years and years but mainly due to military living in different rentals. Some places we were never able to have nails...this stuff was a lifesaver!

M said...

Nice arrangement!

Here's how I hung my photos: I took a large piece of butcher paper the size of the space on the wall where I wanted the photos- next I arranged the photos on the paper until I came up with the display I wanted on the wall...then traced the frames on the paper, hung the paper on the wall and then nailed the photos into their spaces and then I took the paper down. Wah-la! Finished!

Happy Back to School! I start w/kids tomorrow :)

Busy Bee Suz said...

I can't laugh at you...for I never thought of this!!! I love this tip. Your collage of pictures looks wonderful!

Tolentreasures said...

I never thought of that! My pictures are constantly crooked, partially due to the grandchildren who think that they have to point to everyone and name them. Have any tips for the fingerprints?

Cathy

Kath ~★The Olde Weeping Cedar ★~ said...

OMGosh, I use this stuff ALL the time! :) LOL....I have it everywhere! :) If I took it all down and rolled it up into a ball, i'd have a ball of tacky stuff the size of a soccer ball! hehe!

Thanks for stopping by and visiting!

Have a wonderful week :)

hugs-Kath

Pam said...

Wonderful idea! I am constantly straightening the 10 million pictures that I have!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I've never thought to do that - and I'm a retired educator! Thanks for the tip... blessings, marlene