Decor | First Home and Painting Hanging

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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.


7 thoughts on “Decor | First Home and Painting Hanging

  1. AmyRoberts says:

    “Wear shoes” – Ha! So true and so funny. I go barefoot around the house pretty much all the time and it generally causes issues if I’m trying to do something physical. I just forget! Funny post, though the pictures look lovely!

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    • therealjlow says:

      Oh my gosh tell me about it! I do love being barefoot though! Seeing the temples in India was my dream, warm day, warm marble! Most incredible bare foot moment to date haha – that’s makes me sound weird I realise but Ho hum! 🙂 thank you for your comment!!! Xx

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  2. baublesandknots says:

    I’ve come across some seemingly ingenious how to pins, but they have never worked out quite right. Hanging anything as a group is difficult. The finished product looks lovely though. Did you do paint these? I love the composition.


    • therealjlow says:

      It’s so difficult! I don’t think I really expected it! 🙂 I did – is it that obvious? Haha – it was meant to be straight up abstract but ended up like waves and maybe a peacock feather wasn’t a 100% on how I felt about it at first! Thank you for the comment! 🙂 x

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  3. Lauren Hooper says:

    I have three words for you – 3M Command Strips. I don’t hang anything with nails unless it’s super duper heavy. The picture hanging strips are the best thing in the world. They’re a bit pricier than nails, for sure, but they make the whole process of wall decor pretty stress-free!

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