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Easy ways to hang any piece of art

Man Hanging FrameWall accents are subtle way to add a personalized touch to your Waterloo apartment. While you might think that setting up and hanging home décor is a daunting task, it can be easier than you think. To help residents of the Pinegrove Apartments display their pieces with ease, our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, has put together some alternative hanging methods and helpful techniques to try out.


Decorative Ribbon & Vintage Hooks

If you’re interesting in hanging up lighter, more delicate items, ribbons are a great method. You can also match the colour of the item you’re hanging with the ribbon to achieve a more disguised means of displaying. There are even times when the hanging mechanism(s) used, such as hooks, can be incorporated into the display. Put those vintage hooks to good use and incorporate them into a visually appealing accent. For those who don’t have vintage hooks on hand, Home Depot has an impressive selection of faux vintage hooks that will proudly display your pieces of art. Located at 600 King Street North, the store is a 12-minute drive and 33-minute transit ride from the Pinegrove Apartments.


Disc Hangers

Disc hangers were originally intended to display plates, but they can also be used to display other items. This option works especially well on wood items, trays and any other objects that have a clean, smooth surface. Different hanger sizes are available for purchase at Michaels and are built to accommodate and support different weights. Simply wet the back of the disc, wait a few minutes and apply it to the back of the item. These hangers are also a great option for those who love to update their walls every so often as they can be easily removed and reused. The craft store at 50 Westmount Road North is a seven-minute drive and 25-minute transit commute from the Waterloo Apartments.


3M Command Hooks

Hang your works of art without damaging walls by taking advantage of 3M Command’s inventive products. Some of their products feature Velcro to secure items to walls or other smooth surfaces and others use double-sided adhesive to ensure a strong hold. Be sure to check the packaging on the hooks, hangers and adhesives to see how much weight they can hold and what items they are best suited for. 3M Products are ideal for renters since they leave no marks behind when removed and make hanging art a fuss-free task.


Framed Picture

Despite the presence of hanging alternatives, many individuals remain loyal to the traditional process involving a tape measure, wire, nails and a hammer. All of these supplies are available at Canadian Tire located at 400 Weber Street North, which is a seven-minute drive and 24-minute walk from the apartments. The BrightNest blog outlines the proper method involved when hanging a framed picture. Before you start hammering make sure that the picture is positioned how you want it and level. Use a piece of chalk or a digital level like iHandy, which is compatible with Apple and Android products, to ensure that the frame is exactly where you want it to be.


With these smart tips in hand, you’ll be motivated to start decorating and redecorating your apartment’s walls. Located at 145 Lucan Avenue, Williams and McDaniel’s Pinegrove Apartments offer residents an option that is conveniently surrounded by grocery stores, restaurants and a variety of other amenities.