Did you know that hanging paintings is far harder than it looks? I didn’t. It probably should have been obvious but after standing together for over two hours frustrated with three small canvas’s determined to hang in different directions I’m beginning to think I probably won’t hang paintings like this again, ever.
In case you do feel the urge this is what I would suggest.
- If hanging them with your partner tell each other before, “I love you, but during this process I might not love you as much . . . “
- Measure, measure, measure
- Two sets of hands are better than one
- Don’t let a hammer bounce off the back of the bed where it was balancing onto the exposed bed slates and let it go bouncing across the floor.
- Wear shoes
I initially photographed this thinking a how to! Yes! How hard can it be? Upon reflection I don’t think my method was flawless enough to emulate but the lessons and revelations I took from it? Priceless.