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Command strips: Mess free hanging

Published August 8, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Are you one of those people who love having family photographs hung up on wall around your home? Or perhaps a bit of art work or even a few hooks here and there! Well I do too, but I hate putting them up. They never seem to hang easy, the holes either too big or small or not in the right place, or the hanging hooks won't go in or something else. Plus holes make the walls look awful after a while too.

Luckily all that hanging fuss is now a thing of the past for me , since I discovered the range of 3M Command strips.

These save the need for screws, hooks, drills and nails. They can be purchased in supermarkets, diy stores and Amazon. They come in many different forms for multiple uses both inside and outside the home. They include hooks, clips, picture hanging strips and more.

Hanging pictures, no matter the size is now super easy. The hanging strips even come in various sizes with weight guidance on the packets. The size and weight of the picture to be hung determines how many strips are needed. The lighter pictures need just one.

The strips come in pairs, both parts of the strip need joining together, they have like a plastic clip together part and peel off sticky sides. One side goes on the back of the picture like this.

Then the other side is peeled and the picture attached to the wall, press for 30 seconds and then you need to carefully remove the picture so that the strip can bond to the wall, then reconnect the picture. This sounds slightly complicated but it really isn't.

And Ta-Da! The picture is on the wall and there is probably much less chance of it falling off than if it was hung the more traditional way with hooks.

The strips can even be removed from the wall easily when no longer required by way of a special pull tab. I have not tried to remove so I can't comment on how easy this is. But at least it doesn't leave an unsightly hole or cause any damage to the wall plaster.

Command strips can be used on many surfaces including painted walls and even outside surfaces on some packs. They aren't really suitable for walls with wallpaper and I wouldn't risk trying it on mine as I paid a fair bit for the wallpaper I have.

These decorating clips are being saved for Halloween or Christmas.

They look perfect for hanging decorations or holding small lights, something I really struggle with yearly! I hate sore thumbs from those awful drawing pins and the very thought of standing on one! Ouch!!!

The hooks look good for coats or kitchen bits too and there are many more command strip products viewable on Command UK website.

Products vary in price.

Desenio artwork

Published April 26, 2017 by Bizzimummy

My walls have many family photographs and memories but were certainly lacking in a bit of Wall art until that is; Desenio came along. 

Desenio sell poster artwork and prints. There are hundreds of posters to choose from in many categories including a few for children. Each one of the posters comes with various size options from small to very large. They all come on quality thick paper and frames are available to purchase separately.

I was provided with a voucher and chose a wide selection of posters in different sizes. They arrived in a large tube all folded inside each other. I have far too many of the posters to show them all but here is a small few which are not yet up on the walls. 


Both the pink robot and the dancer under water will be going in my girls room and the broken doll picture probably in my room or my hallway. The robot one is one of the smaller pictures measuring 21x30cms and the other 2 being medium sizes at 30x40cms.

I have managed to hang a few up such as this “Breathe” picture. 

The black mount is also from Desenio. This picture shows a foggy mountain scene and has txt and really stood out for me. I have placed it on my kitchen door as a reminder that all is okay even if it feels like I haven’t done that much.

This next one is more of a fun family type print and has already attracted much attention from visiting friends. These words say it all for our house. 

Finally my overall favourite from my whole collection takes its pride of place in my living room. 

It’s “The girl with balloon” Banksy art. This is one of those images that I have been after for a while. I have seen it before and when I spotted it on Desenio I just had to have it on my wall too. I’m not even sure why I like it so much but I really do. I got this in a large size of 50x70cms so it’s pretty big. The frame I got seperate off eBay for a good price. As you can imagine, frames this big aren’t easy to find and don’t come cheap. Desenio does sell picture frames in all sizes for its posters and also cardboard mounts.

I have a few more posters yet to sort out and decide where they are going and buy frames if need be. I think the hardest part is gettting them onto a wall as some of them do cost a lot and the last thing I wanted to do was ruin them with tape or pins. 

As the posters are all different sizes and images, they do vary in price but I think there is certainly something for everyone at Desenio art the home of Scandinavian posters.

Lalalabox 

Published April 8, 2016 by Bizzimummy

If, like me your obsessed with taking photos on your mobile device; then you may like to take a look at you Lalalab app.

The app allows you to upload photos from a phone or tablet and order prints, photo books and photo gifts. 

 

The app is easy to use and uploads photographs really quickly. 

The Lalabox is a collection of 36-48 photographs which come presented in a cute gift box. 

 
The boxes start at £12.69 for 36 photographs and a few pence for each extra one on top.

The photographs come as square Polaroid style with a shiny gloss finish.  

 
All my 36 photographs turned out really well. The style of them makes them look different to standard photos and the box comes in handy to store them all together. 

These make lovely memory boxes, perfect gifts, great for trips and holidays and special occasions to keep all the moments together.

Lalalab is a free downloadable app which can be downloaded via the Lalalab website.

Hang anything with “Takker”

Published February 12, 2015 by Bizzimummy

I was born without DIY skills of any sort. Any minor attempts at any sort of decorating, fixing or home improvement ends in disaster. I often drop light bulbs when changing them, I have no idea how to change a plug, I can’t hang wallpaper and I’m pretty hopeless at even hanging pictures too. If you don’t believe me just look what happened to my wall!

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This was my Christmas disaster and my attempt to hang a Christmas canvas print on the wall. I used a small hammer and hook. The wall plaster split and now the wall is a mess. Needless to say the Christmas picture got placed on the radiator instead.

Now if only I had one of these before Christmas!

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This little gadget is a Hardwall Takker from the Takker Company. This little gadget is an absolute godsend for people like me and its a shame I had not come across it earlier. It would of saved so many disasters.

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The Hardwall Takker is the perfect solution for hanging almost anything, be it pictures, canvas, clocks, mirrors or any household items, this is the thing to do it. It replaces the need for hammers, nails, screwdrivers and electric drills and needs no plug or batteries. The device itself is small and lightweight and can be stored away in a drawer. It comes with the following.

1 x Hardwall Takker (with Drill Bit)
24 x Hardwall Takks
4 x Brass Plated Picture Hooks
4 x Brass Plated Canvas Print Hangers
2 x Medium Multi-Purpose Hooks

Replacement hooks and accessories can easily be purchased on the website too.

I have recently received a beautiful canvas print of my 3 children which I really wanted on the wall. I also needed my Christmas mishap covering up so therefore decided to hang the canvas over the hole. As I am rubbish at any sort of hanging job I was a little apprehensive about even using the Takker. “What if I get the hole wrong” , “What if the wall falls down” yes random silly pre DIY attempt thoughts in my head.

The Takker works by way of a drill bit which is cleverly positioned bottom centre of the device.

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To use the Takker, it’s best to first mark a hole. Then position the drill bit on the hole.

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Take a deep breath! And turn the handle clockwise.

So I turned the handle and thought to myself “nothing is happening” I couldn’t hear anything I could not feel any pressure like a wall being drilled. I thought I must be doing something wrong so I pulled the Takker away from the wall and to my utter surprise!

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Ha ha there was a hole. It was so simple I did not even realised a hole had been made. It took about 5/10 seconds to do too.
The holes are 3mm wide and up to 12mm deep on any hard surface. Once the hole is drilled a white tack can then be inserted with ease like this.

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Then one of the hook accessories over the tack. In this case it’s a canvas print hanger. As you can see I am hanging this over the awful hole I created previously with hammer and hook.

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The canvas print hanger actually reduces the need of hammering anything into the precious canvas prints. The sharp teeth of the hanger grip the back of it, allowing it to hang without extra hooks or wires. Now my canvas is hung and the wall disaster is covered up too. All in less than a minute.

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One Takk can hold up to 12Kgs/27lbs when used with the Takker Multi-Purpose Hook. That’s a lot of weight. I have not used the multipurpose hooks yet but they do seem very strong and durable.
Takker is Suitable for brick, concrete block, mortar, plaster, wood and ceramic tiles and I believe it can even be used for making holes in outside walls. This will be useful in Summer for hanging baskets and outdoor accessories.
With the supplied picture hooks I am now able to hang some much needed photographs and pictures throughout my home which I was extremely wary of doing so before. Of course next Christmas will be an absolute doddle now I have this amazing little gadget to hang everything with.

The Hardwall Takker multipurpose hanging kit costs just £22.49. Much cheaper than a drill, hammer and nails and does the job so much easier.
Buy from Takker.com
Full instructions supplied, make sure you read them first.

The Articulate Gallery Review & Competition CLOSES

Published June 24, 2013 by Bizzimummy

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The Articulate Gallery is a family run business located in Glasgow. They design and produce a range of slot sided picture frames to allow kids art work to be proudly displayed.

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20130614-123351.jpg. The frames come in various sizes with different costs and a full range can be found here. The idea came about from mum Eona’s frustration of fridge door art. She invented the frame to celebrate children’s art in a fun and creative way. Eona and husband Colin went on to successfully negotiate the dragons in Dragons Den and now have an award winning company .
I was sent a lovely double A4 frame (for review)

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20130614-123905.jpg. The frame will look lovely once I decide which of many pictures to place inside it.
This will look great hung in your home be it living/dining room or in kids bedrooms your children will be so proud to have their masterpiece displayed like this.

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED
NO MORE ENTRIES
Articulate Gallery are giving away a double frame to one of my blog followers. To be in with a chance of winning please follow these quick easy steps below.

*1 follow my blog use follow button below or top right corner
*2 like Articulate Gallery on FACEBOOK
*3 comment below and tell me how you found this competition

(t&cs: Competition will end on Sunday 7th July
One entry per person and UK only
Prize sent directly from company and cannot be exchanged.)

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