Friday, December 18, 2009

hanging stuff, Ashlee’s way

This is my no fail system to hanging shelves, pictures, and anything else that goes on the wall.

I take a piece of paper or two the size of whatever I’m hanging. tape it together.


I mark the holes on the piece of paper. I usually have to line up the paper so that it’s straight. I use a screw driver or a pencil. Whatever I have on hand.


I tape up the piece of paper where I want it to go, and then I start hammering or screwing the holes in the wall. I have to hand screw these ones. which was a pain in the BUTT. I’m using my sears gift card of this bad boy.


See, then you have the papers attached to the walls and the holes in the right spot.


Hang your shelf. And then pull the papers out from under the shelf.


Perfect straight little girls vanity for Liv.

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I did the same exact thing for her dress up hanger.


I hope this helps and I hope it works! When I figured this out, I haven’t gone back to “guessing” since! :) Mostly, I just feel really awesome that I can hang things without my husbands help. I swear, he busts out the graphing calculator, string, a yard stick and whatever else to hang up stuff for me. He probably 100% straight. but whatever.


megs said...

good job best friend! very high tech!! and what amazing america glasses those are on olive's shelf ;)

Kristin said...

That is such a brilliant tip. Love that adorable shot with her costumes!

Katie said...

This is a great tip - every time I hang a picture, I never seem to remember this trick and always do it the hard way!

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Anonymous said...

this is such a good idea! love your blog, what a precious family!

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Anonymous said...

what a great idea!

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Dawn said...

Thanks for the tip-I usually try to eyeball it and it doesn't always work.

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.jimaie.marie. said...

this is SO SMART. I'm always guessing and usually do really well but DANG IT I HATE WHEN I MESS UP! lol!! I'm totally gonna try this next time!