*Please excuse the white drywall mud in the background.
Hurricane Sandy left us with some damage that we're repairing!*
I have an awesome "Eat, Drink, and Be Merry" wood sign from Signs by Andrea that I keep on the top shelf of a hutch in our kitchen. Unfortunately, T also chose that spot as a designated station to stash his keys, wallet, and pocket knife. Keep in mind that we have a key holder next to the front door, but in his mind the hutch was a better storage spot. I can't tell you how many arguments we've had when he has tossed his stuff up there, knocked the sign loose, and the decorative items all come crashing noisily to the floor.
We've seriously had some category 5-world-war-3-divorce-level blow ups over the fact that I refuse to move my (my!) decorative items, and he refuses to find a new place to stash his stuff.
I don't have to be bitter any more because over the weekend I gave it more than two seconds of thought and came up with a super simple solution that involves those grocery store twist ties that you can buy at the store or reuse from your shopping trips.
It's this easy:
1. Thread the twist tie through the picture hanger.
2. If you have a support, twist the tie around and secure it. If you don't have a support, you could just use a small piece of masking tape, or a Command hook (if you don't want to hang the piece and want the "leaning" look).
That was simple, huh? Now T and I don't have to get divorced over our silly disagreement! *Please note that this will work best for very lightweight objects. I wouldn't try to secure heavy canvases or metal signs with a twist tie, but it works great for my lightweight wooden sign!
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