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DealDash Home: Hanging Art and Picture Frames

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DealDash has some amazing art. If you’ve recently won some, or have picture frames to hang up, you’ll want to read this article.

Nothing puts a beautiful touch on a home or office like framed art. Whether you’re creating an in-home gallery, hanging a new painting won from DealDash or getting your family portraits on display, framed art can make your home look like a decorating magazine. Read on for the best way to hang those works of art.

Step 1 – Installing the Wall Hardware

The first thing that you will need to do is install hardware on the frame itself, and also the wall.  For the wall, you will either use a nail, which you will hammer right into the drywall or into a stud, a drywall anchor, or a picture hook.

Of course, there are other methods, but these are the most popular approaches to accomplish your goal. The method you eventually choose for both parts will ultimately depend upon numerous variables. These variables include the size and weight of the photo, the material of the frame, and the surface you want to hang the image on. It makes a big difference if you are able to use a stud in the wall instead of having to use a drywall anchor.

Step 2 – Installing the Frame Hardware

There are a few different methods when you are using a wooden frame. These include:

1. Screw eyes and image wire
2. D-rings with picture hooks and/or picture wire
3. Sawtooth hangers

Screw Eye and Photo Wire

One of the oldest approaches of photo hanging is the screw eye and photo wire. Screw eyes are installed on the rear end rails of the frame, between one-quarter and one-third down from the top. Make certain you determine each side so the screw eyes are even. Turn the screw eyes into gradually and evenly until the eyes rest against the frame. Next, string the photo wire through the eyes, leaving sufficient slack in the wire for hanging.

The wire can then be hung on a nail  in the drywall with an anchor, on a wooden stud, or a picture hook. Picture hooks are offered by weight class. When in doubt, you should choose the hook ranked for heaviest paintings.The screw eye technique is reasonably basic, requires few tools, and hangs the image securely.

D-Rings

For heavy duty pictures, D-rings are typically utilized. These are either with anchored screws or hooks. The installation differs depending on which hanging technique you choose. Again, it all depends on if you are putting your picture into drywall with an anchor or directly into the wooden wall stud.

To use D-rings without photo wire, install them at the back top corners of the frame, making sure they are completely even.. Hang the D-rings directly onto heavy picture hooks or screws anchored into the drywall.

Keep in mind that any installation using picture wire needs your best guess where the picture will really hang. This is because the wire is concealed behind the frame when you are attempting to hang it. This can be quite aggravating if you are doing the task solo. Keep in mind to use a drywall anchor with this installation as the weight of the photo might rip it out of the wall.

Sawtooth Wall Mounts

These familiar jagged-toothed hangers are available in 3 types: nailed-on, screwed on and nail-less. Sawtooth wall mounts are installed in the center of the top back rail of the picture frame. You can do this by nailing, screwing or hammering. The wall mount needs to be low enough so it will not show above the top of the frame, and the teeth must face downward.

Then simply hang the photo on a nail hammered into the wall, with about 1/4 inch of the nail extending. This is the easiest and simple way to hang your picture on the wall if it’s not very heavy.

Thanks for Reading

Hanging up your art and picture frames can seem like a lot of work. However, if you follow these tips you’ll see that it won’t be very difficult or take a lot of time.

Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on hanging up art and picture frames. Don’t forget to check back every day for new articles here. Also read our sister blog, DealDash Tips. We love to hear from our readers, just leave a comment down below.

Do you need items for the home? Go check DealDash for art. DealDash has all of the home decor that you need. Visit DealDash now to see how much you can save. Have a great time on DealDash and happy bidding everyone! 

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This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. Read even more on DealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

 

DealDash Home: Reorganize a Small Bathroom

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Having a small bathroom can be a tricky problem. However, with good organization, you can make it work for your family. Here are some tips and tricks from DealDash to help.

Small, cramped bathrooms with little space and lots of stuff can present big problems. This is especially true for a busy family. With items strewn across the bathroom countertop with no designated space make it difficult to find exactly what you’re looking for. This can be a disaster when morning routine time is at a minimum. You can conquer this problem with an honest assessment of your bathroom’s contents and some creativity. Read on for some helpful ideas from DealDash.

Get Rid of Excess

For starters, look around your tiny bathroom. If you have products in your bathroom that you didn’t like after the first use, or that someone who previously visited left there and your family doesn’t use, get rid of them. This can be a little distressing if you focus on the money that you spent on buying it. However, if it’s taking up valuable space in your cramped bathroom quarters, it’s costing you more in stress than it’s worth.

You’ll probably be amazed at how much space you can free up by clearing out these unused, unwanted items. I find that makeup and sample-sized products are the worst offenders in my bathroom. How about yours?

What’s Left?

Next, after you’ve cleared these items out, assess what’s left. If there’s a drawer for makeup, but nothing in it is sorted, consider some small boxes or baskets to place them in. DealDash can help if you need home organization items.

Place lipsticks and glosses in one bin, another for makeup compacts, and another for makeup applicators such as brushes and sponges. If you and your family don’t use these items you will have a much quicker time, as these items take a while to sort.

If there are a lot of hair products, consider using a larger basket to place them in. You can store this container under the sink which can be easily removed and put away each morning. This can be very helpful if more than one person in your family has long hair and each has their own hair dryer, flat iron, curler, etc. Check DealDash to see their Fashion, Health, and Beauty products.

Use Your Pantry

Are you in the habit of stocking up on products you seem to go through quickly such as toilet paper, lotion, or toothpaste? If yes, then consider storing those in a pantry or linen closet instead of in the bathroom itself.

Make sure all family members know where to look for a replacement or refill should they run out. This is especially important when it comes to toilet paper! In my family, we store all of the paper products in one bathroom closet and all of the other replacement items such as shampoo and toothpaste in our second bathroom’s closet. This makes taking stock of our items before we go shopping much easier.

Get Everyone on Board

Finally, and most importantly, get your family to agree on using and maintaining the organization system that you have created. It’ll do no good to organize only to find things disheveled and unorganized the following week. You should also ask for input when devising a system. You will all want to be on the same page and make sure it’s one that everyone involved can live with. Don’t forget to ask your kids as well. When kids are allowed to give their ideas and input they are much more likely to take part in the organization process.

Thanks for Reading

Organizing your small bathroom can seem like a lot of work. However, if you do some planning you’ll see that it won’t be very difficult or take a lot of time. Be sure to get your family involved as it will be a lot less work for yourself if everyone pitches in.

Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on small bathroom organization. Don’t forget to check back every day for new articles here. Also read our sister blog, DealDash Tips. We love to hear from our readers, just leave a comment down below.

Do you need organization items? Go check DealDash for bathroom decor. DealDash has all of the home things that you need. Visit DealDash now to see how much you can save. Have a great time on DealDash and happy bidding everyone! 

dealdash This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. Read even more on DealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash Makes: Mason Jar Candle

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Mason jars have been very popular lately, and you can bet that mason jar objects are a little bit more expensive than plain ones. Why not make your own mason jar crafts? Let’s start with a mason jar candle.

Mason jars are a classic example of Americana, they bring back great nostalgic memories for a lot of people, especially people who had a grandma who loved to garden and can her own vegetables. Mason jars are everywhere now, and more often than not they are merely vessels to hold another decoration. Today we will use a mason jar to create a candle that you can enjoy for yourself or give as a gift.

Materials:

  • Block of meltable candle wax – you can get this at any craft store
  • Mason jar
  •  Candle wick about as tall as your mason jar
  • Glass measuring cup
  • Pot that the measuring cup will fit in
  • Candle scent (optional)
  • Coloring (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Cut enough wax off of your block to fill your mason jar about 75% full – this doesn’t have to be an exact measurement, you can always save the rest of the wax for another time if you don’t need all that you prepare.
  2. Put your pot on the stove, place your glass measuring cup in the pot. Place your wax in the glass measuring cup. Put enough water in the pot to come about 1/2 way up the glass measuring cup.
  3. Put your burner on medium heat and wait for the wax to melt.
  4. Put a dab of super glue or glue from a glue gun on the bottom of your mason jar and stick the bottom end of the wick down. You can then put a pencil across the top of your mason jar and lightly tape the top of the wick to the pencil to anchor it so it doesn’t move around when you pour your wax in.
  5. When your wax has melted you can now add your scent and color if you so desire. You can also leave it scentless and colorless if you like.
  6. Using a pot holder, pick up your glass measuring cup and pour your wax very carefully into your mason jar. Try not to disturb the wick too much, and don’t over-pour the wax, be sure to leave some of the wick visible.
  7. Remove your pencil anchor and trim the wick to your desired length.
  8. All done!

Wasn’t that an easy and fun project? If you are in the market for more home decor items be sure to check DealDash. DealDash has many home decor, art, and useful home items up for bid. Just click this link and it will take you to DealDash. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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DealDash Makes: A Chalkboard Calendar

As a busy mom of three sometimes I struggle with remembering who has a doctor appointment, who has a dentist appointment, and what I have planned for the week’s dinners. Enter the chalkboard calendar.

There are different kinds of pre-made chalkboard calendars out there, and of course there are plenty of plain chalkboards, but I was looking for something more special than that. I was planning on giving it a prized position in the kitchen above my new buffet cabinet, so everyone could easily see what was going on the upcoming week. I looked and looked, but I had a hard time finding one that was big enough, framed tastefully to match my kitchen, and wasn’t $180. Yes, the only one that I found that I liked was $180.

So I decided to make my own! It’s really very simple and easy. You only need a few items to make your new chalkboard calendar, and you can spend only a few dollars on up to as high a limit as you would like to go. The smaller chalkboard calendar that you make the cheaper it will be, because the most expensive thing that you are going to need is a picture frame, and picture frame prices seem to raise exponentially with size.

Materials:

  • Picture frame – Any size that you want that will fit your space and your budget. I personally went to the craft store and used a 40% off coupon on a beautiful bluish-gray frame that was sized 16X20. After the discount I paid around $20 for it.
  • Chalkboard contact paper – They sell rolls of this at the craft store, and also at Wal*Mart in the drawer liner section. The chalkboard contact paper is very inexpensive.
  • Paint pen – You can get them at the craft store in any color that you like.
  • Chalk or chalk markers
  • Hanging supplies for your frame
  • Ruler, scissors

Instructions:

  1. Measure a piece of chalkboard contact paper that will fit your frame and cut it out.
  2. Draw on the chalkboard with your paint pen, this information will be permanent. I chose to put our last name at the top, the days of the week, and then a section for “To do”.
  3. Peel off the backing on your chalkboard contact paper and stick it right on the glass of the picture frame.
  4. Hang up your picture frame.
  5. Bam! You’ve got a personalized chalkboard calendar! Use those chalkboard pens and write out your agenda, dinner plans, appointments, anything that you would like to remember. The chalkboard paint should rub off easily with a cloth and a little water, but the paint pen words should stay put. You may have to refresh them occasionally, or you could just peel off the chalkboard decal paper and put a new and fresh one on occasionally.

Wasn’t that easy? I found that it was really fun to make and looks very nice when hanging on the wall. It’s nice because you can get any frame you like from the craft store to match your decor. If you are shopping for any other decor for your home be sure to check out DealDash. DealDash has decorative items as well as furniture. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

DealDash Ideas for Modern Décor

Among one of the most popular embellishing styles in play today around the globe is modern or contemporary decor. Usually, these 2 words are compatible and both should suggest in your mind of a residence that is crisp, clean and has a wonderful imaginative feeling to it. Below are some of the many things you have to focus on when you are using modern-day or contemporary style and decor.

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Among the staples of modern-day decoration is open room. Think of a fine art gallery. There is not a bunch of clutter, merely unique items spaced out around the area with a lot of space to value every single point that has actually been provided its room. This is just what modern decoration should do as well.

Pastels are out if you are decorating in contemporary or contemporary styling. Modern decoration is meant to be vibrant as well as make a declaration while at the same time keeping a crisp, tidy as well as practically institutional appearance. Generally this depends on white and also black with a splash of color like a vibrant purple, orange or red to obtain the interest of those who stroll into the room.

When it pertains to contemporary furniture, the suggestion is to have furniture pieces that do their task. That is the entire concentration of contemporary furnishings – function over type. That does not imply they are not eye-catching items, but the initial creation of the piece is for the performance of the piece, except ‘looks’.

When picking furnishings items you must stick to things made from metals, glass or white and also black woods or products for modern decor.

No modern or modern house is full without a bit of art. Besides, what good is a home that appears like a gallery without a couple of gallery items to peruse? You must consistently have a few unique prime focus art pieces in your home to create it clear that you understand fine art and also appreciate it sufficient to offer it lots of space in your contemporary style arranges.

The last point you have to take into account when creating your modern-day residence is the lighting that is being used in the house. Despite the number of beautiful furniture pieces as well as art work you get and put into location in your house, it will not ever look fairly appropriate if you don’t have fantastic lighting to show it off. From tract lighting to targeted lights and even modern-day chandeliers, you ought to see to it you have lots of lighting options in position so you will certainly always have the lighting you should finish the job.

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Developing a modern-day house is a delightful, yet specific heavy job. While in various other houses you can consistently include something even more to go with the appearance, in modern-day homes less is much more, indicating a lot more treatment has to be consumed choosing every product so you recognize they are including in your overall feeling as well as theme and at the same time not removing from it by including clutter. DealDash has several new pieces of modern décor and art you can use to spruce up any home.