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My first rental trick involved electrical tape. It’s vinyl tape that comes in lots of colors and typically used for wires. (Did you know that each color is for a specific voltage of wire?) Apparently my favorite tape color, orange, is for high voltage phase b wires 🙂
I took the tape down. I’m a little sad about it now, but I can always put it back up! I’m thinking thicker tape in a trellis pattern?
The wall currently looks like this…
Today’s rental trick is about my new favorite secret rental weapon, 3M picture hanging strips. They are super simple to use, not ridiculously expensive, can be moved around, and best of all don’t make holes in your wall!
This is what the wall originally looked like with the stripes. When I decided to take down the stripes I had to take down a lot of pictures, all of which are hung with picture hanging strips (minus the 2 big pictures). I was able to test out the 3M picture strip re hanging ability, and it worked like a charm.
Another thing I like about the strips is the pictures don’t hang off of the wall, like they do sometimes with nails. All frames are flush against the wall.
The only thing I can think to describe how they work is thick, fancy velcro. The strips literally snap in to place, when you hear the snap you know your frame is secured. I had one casualty, but it was clearly my fault for not reading the directions. In the tip section, it says “if there is paper backing on the frame remove to attach fastener directly to frame”. I failed to do that, the frame fell off of the wall, but thankfully, did not break the glass! I did what I was told, and the frame is happily hanging on the wall.
You can buy them lots of places like Target, Wal Mart, Home Depot, and Lowes. Or you can buy the 3M picture hanging strips on Amazon, like I do! I just read a review about a lady actually cuts the strips in half length wise. I can’t believe I did not think of that myself! That way you get double strip for your dollar. Genius, at least for smaller, lighter frames.)
Have you ever used picture hanging strips? And be honest, do you like the wall better with stripes or sans stripes?