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Posted by Christa Jaillet on 2/8/2018

There are few things more frustrating than having to put multiple holes into your drywall just to hang a picture frame correctly. One would think that, in this age of advanced technology where anything seems possible, we would have developed a standardized frame hook that cures all of our frame-hanging woes. Unfortunately, we still have single hook frames that can't hold a picture straight or two-hook frames that we can never measure just right. Well now you can put all of your bad frame hanging experiences in the past. In this article we'll cover the basics of hanging different types of frames and share some frame-hanging hacks that will help you get it right the first time--every time.

Choosing the right hook for the job

Over the years several cutting edge innovations have occurred in the work of frame hooks that you may never have even heard about. Monkey hooks, for example, weren't front page news when they hit the shelves, but they should have been. These painfully simple hanging hooks push right into your drywall and secure themselves on the back side holding up to 50 pounds (wow!), no hammer necessary. You can also go with tried and true nails, anchors, and wall plugs. The important thing to remember when using these methods is to consider the weight of your frame. A 10-pound monster of a frame shouldn't be put on the shoulders of one lonely nail that isn't even penetrating a stud. That's a for-sure way to break your frame and rip up your drywall as it comes crashing to the ground.

Placement is key

It isn't a picture hanging party without someone standing behind you saying "up a bit more" for 10 minutes while you lose circulation in your arms. You'll need a partner standing back a bit to tell you exactly where it should go. It's essential that they tell you where it should be hung so they can't blame you if they don't like the placement later on. If you don't have the luxury of a picture hanging partner, try tracing a part of the frame (extremely lightly in pencil) on the wall and standing back. If you're hanging a gallery or a frame that you want to align with another object on the wall, don't try to "eyeball" it. Get out the tape measure and be meticulous when measuring the dimensions for the other object.

Hanging Hacks

Thanks to the internet, there are several picture framing hacks that will make this whole process a lot easier. They are:
  • Use painters tape for marking and leveling. If you want the frame to line up with one near it, simply run the tape along the lower edge of the frame that's already hung to where you want the new one to be.
  • For frames with two hooks, run a wire between them and hang it on a single nail. It is virtually impossible (for me anyway) to get two nails exactly level for hanging a picture.
  • If you must use two nails, use your level as a ruler. Put one nail into the wall and rest one side of the level on it. Move the other side up or down until it's level and then mark exactly where the next nail should be.
 




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Posted by Christa Jaillet on 2/6/2018


Date: 02/10/2018 Time: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM  
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Unveiling OPEN HOUSE ~Saturday, Feb. 10th 11:30-1:00! Come view this beautifully updated ranch that includes FINISHED BASEMENT & CENTRAL AIR! Updated Eat-In kitchen boasts Corian Counter Tops, new cabinets & hardwoods! ADDITIONAL UPDATES Include: Central air unit; Hardwood floors in living room and hall; updated bathroom with beautiful granite counter top; Hydro air heating system; fantastic, comfortable updated basement that includes bonus room with closet yet still plenty of storage space; blow-in insulation (MassSave); roof (1 layer/plywood replaced); patio; septic leach field. This is the one - move in and enjoy! Great neighborhood setting, above ground pool with nice sunning deck, Title V in hand.





Posted by Christa Jaillet on 2/4/2018

Unveiling OPEN HOUSE ~Saturday, Feb. 10th 11:30-1:00! Come view this beautifully updated ranch that includes FINISHED BASEMENT & CENTRAL AIR! Updated Eat-In kitchen boasts Corian Counter Tops, new cabinets & hardwoods! ADDITIONAL UPDATES Include: Central air unit; Hardwood floors in living room and hall; updated bathroom with beautiful granite counter top; Hydro air heating system; fantastic, comfortable updated basement that includes bonus room with closet yet still plenty of storage space; blow-in insulation (MassSave); roof (1 layer/plywood replaced); patio; septic leach field. This is the one - move in and enjoy! Great neighborhood setting, above ground pool with nice sunning deck, Title V in hand.

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Posted by Christa Jaillet on 2/4/2018

Unveiling OPEN HOUSE ~Saturday, Feb. 10th 11:30-1:00! Come view this beautifully updated ranch that includes FINISHED BASEMENT & CENTRAL AIR! Updated Eat-In kitchen boasts Corian Counter Tops, new cabinets & hardwoods! ADDITIONAL UPDATES Include: Central air unit; Hardwood floors in living room and hall; updated bathroom with beautiful granite counter top; Hydro air heating system; fantastic, comfortable updated basement that includes bonus room with closet yet still plenty of storage space; blow-in insulation (MassSave); roof (1 layer/plywood replaced); patio; septic leach field. This is the one - move in and enjoy! Great neighborhood setting, above ground pool with nice sunning deck, Title V in hand.

This is a Ranch style home and features 5 total rooms, 1 full bath, 3 bedrooms, 0.28 Acres, and is currently available for $234,988.

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Posted by Christa Jaillet on 2/1/2018

When you have an extra bedroom, you should take advantage of it to the full extent. All of the extra space can actually be kind of overwhelming. If you have a plan in mind, your extra bedroom can be so much more than a “spare” room. Here’s some ideas to help you jumpstart your imagination on what to do with an extra bedroom in your home. The great thing about these suggestions is that these rooms can be used day or night for specific purposes. Spa This sounds extravagant to have an in-home spa, but really, it’s possible. If you often hire professionals to give you a massage or a facial, many will actually come to your home. Your extra bedroom can become your private spa room in an instant! Thinking Room The health benefits of meditation are numerous. Having a room that can be a sanctuary for clearing your head, meditating, or just simply making decisions is a great use of an extra bedroom. There will be no other room in your home as quiet and as peaceful! Keep your favorite comfortable chair in there and enjoy the silence and solitude for clear thinking. Reading Room Having a reading room in your home is a classic use of an extra bedroom. If one of your ideas of pleasure is to sit quietly and read, a reading room can be the perfect sanctuary for you. The beauty of a reading room is that the furnishings can be very simple. All you need is simple seating and adequate lighting for a great reading room. A Room For Morning Routines Whether your morning routine is a workout, or simply reading the news with a cup of coffee, having a room to start your day off right is the perfect use of an extra bedroom. Being able to get through your morning routine without any interruptions can help you to set the mood for a great day. You’ll have plenty of room for what you need, be it workout equipment, or a set of a table and chairs. A Toy and Games Room Even adults need some time to have fun. Whether you keep a bunch of board games in this room, install a poker table, or buy some classic arcade games the possibilities are endless when it comes to building a fun room. If you have kids, and don’t have the heart to make an “adults only” room, an extra bedroom can be put to great use if you need a place to store toys and other “kid” things. This can help keep your house a bit neater when the toys are contained. Music Room If there’s a musician or two in the family, a spare room can be put to good use for making music. All of the equipment and supplies can accumulate in the house. Now, there will be a room to keep all of it in. Make sure there’s adequate seating for guests and plenty of outlets available for the musicians to plug in speakers and amplifiers.




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