Sunday, August 10, 2008

Lazy Perfection...

We have lived in our house for over a year now.

And for over a year now I have been looking at these pictures like this.





Each and every time I pass these pictures I straighten them.

What is wrong with this picture?

Why is it picking on me?

Is it too much to ask for it to stay in place?

Breath in, breath out, breath in, breath out...




The other day my lovely friend introduced me to these little picture hanging strips.

Have you seen them?




You stick them on the back of the picture frame and stick them to the wall.

Neat huh?




Much better now!

Every time I pass these pictures I still put my hand up to straighten them. It's going to take awhile to get out of that habit. Did you know it only takes 21 days to create a habit and 30 days to change it?

Hope you all have a great week! :-)

25 comments:

Shannon said...

I'll have to get some of these. I have a couple of pictures that do this.

I can't wait to see yours and everyone elses fall stuff! It is going to a lot of fun in the blogging world in the next month or so!

Rae said...

Those are so neat! Now why can't I come up with a brilliant idea and make gobs of money? :)

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I am forever straigtening the prints on one of our dining room walls. It's the one on the side where the garage is. Everytime the door is raised the pictures go a little wonky. I'll keep this idea in mind!

Thanks!
Pat

Darlene said...

Hi Brandee,
I wonder why some pictures do that??? I just used some double sided mounting tape on a little wooden plaque with hooks at the bottom. I would hang my keys on a hook and it would tilt...UGG. I put a tiny strip at the bottom and voila it stays put. Now mine doesn't say anything about easy/clean removal....ut oh....

Darlene said...

Hi Brandee,
I wonder why some pictures do that??? I just used some double sided mounting tape on a little wooden plaque with hooks at the bottom. I would hang my keys on a hook and it would tilt...UGG. I put a tiny strip at the bottom and voila it stays put. Now mine doesn't say anything about easy/clean removal....ut oh....

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Brandee,
Those will be on my next Walmart or Lowes shopping list!

I have a mirror that does that...I'm always straightening it up just to have it get crooked again.

This is a great tip! Thanks,
Diane

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Very cool invention! I will have to check that out next time I am in town. I like those b/w of your doggies. I am in the process of doing all b/w with family pics. You are sooo sweet to leave such lovely comments. Made my day. NOpe not done yet with BD..but far enough in it..around page 500 to know I am alittle disappointed in it. HOw about u? cherry

Susie Harris said...

I need to break a few habits of my own.... drinking too much coke... spending too much money at sonic. Love their ice! Old habits are hard to break... I may have to try some of that sticky stuff. I have a few tricky pictures of my own. Thanks!

ceekay said...

Those are pretty neat. I haven't seen them before. I have used other stuff to keep the pictures from moving, but this looks nicer. Thanks for letting us know!

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

I have several of these pictures askew in my home too! And they run me crazy! LOL! Great idea! Thanks for sharing it!

~Rhonda :)

The Quintessential Magpie (Sheila) said...

Brandee... thanks so much for sharing this much needed tip with us! I followed you over from Rhoda's to say thanks for your sweet comments about my Victorian when I saw this! If you ever look at the film again, check out the paintings next to the door in the upstairs study. The bottom one is ALWAYS askew, and you have just now solved my problem! Yipppppeeeee! Wish I had read this BEFORE we made the video.

Thanks!

Sheila

aj said...

I've got the same problem. Thanks for sharing. Never knew those existed. Much better than balling up that icky blue stuff that leaves grease spots on the wall;)

DebbieCalif said...

If I make you dinner and dessert would you come to my house and fix my pictures, my family wall to be exact! What a great and simple idea, I will have to copy you and do this! Thanks,
Blessings, Debbie
ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I keep all sort of 3m command products in my tool box. They are fantastic.

Marie said...

Thanks for the reminder! I have a few pictures that are always 'askew'... I used to use something that looked like putty to hold pictures in place but it rips the paint off the walls sometimes. I'm going to look for this instead. Cute dog pictures!

Caren said...

They look great now! I have never seen those little doohickeys what a cool idea.

Rue said...

Good morning Brandee :)

One of my biggest pet peeves can be solved?? What will be next? Someone to automatically change the toilet paper roll?! ;)

I'm buying these for sure!

rue

Lisa Ann said...

Cool! I will have to try those.

Connie said...

You show-off! I've always used blue painters tape, but your idea will probably work way better. By the way I adore the pictures.
~Connie

Becky said...

You sound just like me!! I put off the easiest things to fix!

Laura said...

I will definitely have to try these on a picture outside my laundry door, everytime we shut it, it goes crooked. Then I sit on the sofa and stare at it lazily.

On another note I just finished Breaking Dawn! I thought it was really good but it sort of fell apart in book three (in my opinion), too much on the Volterri, not enough emotion. I know Eclipse was your favorite but I think mine was New Moon, she touched on human emotions so well that I cried through half of it. It was like my heart was broken also.
My husband is thrilled I am finally finished and I have passed them on to my Mom, we will see if she actually reads it though.

Laura :)

Mrs. Trixi said...

I have a few pictures that lean the same way from time to time. Thanks for sharing the great tip.

Trish said...

Those are great! I always think I'm centering the pictures correctly and without fail I end up having to scoot the "claw hooks" a little to the left, resulting in a slant.

cindy said...

Hello Brandee, thanks for visiting my blog and your comments about the new shelf...I think it will probably change a couple of more times before I get bored with it and move onto the next decorating 'victim'. I was able to visit a few 'decor' shops this weekend in Minneapolis so I have some new ideas. Now I just need to win the lottery so I can afford to decorate the way I want to.
When can I officially start decorating for fall? It is my favorite time of year. I really like the wreath you have on your door.....I think that would look really good on MY front door!
Cindy

Anonymous said...

HOORAY thank you for this post, I am going to run out and buy them I am forever fixing mine and they're driving me crazy !!!

Kathy :)

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