Monday, August 30, 2010

Eyeball Wall Hanging

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So I'm not really going to hang eyeballs
on the wall.

Not anytime soon at least.

I do have top down honeycombs
on most of my windows.

Here is what my dining room looks like
Note the fall table setting (smile).

Pinehurst Dining Room
Photo (c) b3 home designs

By now, we all know 
that I'm a pretty lazy DIYer


Not "lazy"
Just crunched for time
and always looking for a shortcut

So here's my latest shortcut 
for hanging similar items evenly
on either side of a window.

Start with your blinds pulled all the way up
(note: they don't have to be top downs,
i used the bottom edge to do my eyeballing)

I pulled my blinds down about 6 inches
and used the bottom edge of the blinds
to be the top edge of the paper cut out
of my piece that i was hanging

Tacked the paper to the wall
on each side of the window
like this:

blind eyeballing wall hanging prep
step 1 and 2
Photo (c) b3 home designs

I pulled the blinds down some more
remember, I just eyeballed this
so no idea how many inches.

I was hanging three on each side,
so I just pulled the blinds down
about halfway down the window

More eyeballing
Step 3 and 4 
Photo (c) b3 home designs

After the halfway pull
I pulled them down again
about 6 - 8 inches
again, eyeball it

Steps 5 and 6
Photo (c) b3 home designs 


If instead of just using flat tacks
you actually use smallhead nails you will use
to hang your art,
you can actually pull your paper placeholders
right off the wall
and the nails will pull right through the paper

And if you just throw your art down on a bit
of butcher block paper
and trace the outter edge
you'll have paper placeholders for your art
that you can tape up
before you knock a billion holes into your wall

Just saying.

Happy crafting
and don't forget
to check out this post on
how to make what I hung up

Mod Podged Bird Plates
Photo (c) b3 home designs

Yeah for mod podge!

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  1. Great trick! I love the bird plates! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. You have some great projects on here. I am now a follower! :)

    - Megan

  2. Great idea using the blinds as a measuring device! Who needs a level when you've got such handy windo coverings?


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