Putting on the Finishing Touches
Although we're most often called out to help people move in or redecorate, there's another kind of picture hanging that I really love to do. Every once in awhile, we'll get a request from someone's who's been living in their home for awhile and has been putting off hanging a difficult (yet beloved) picture.
Here's a case in point. This client had a wonderful collection of little blue-and-white commemorative plates which she wanted to hang in a neat grid. She didn't have a problem finding hardware, but she found the grid part challenging.
When we arrived, she already had a group of little circles cut out to show how she wanted them hung. After consulting, we decided together that they should go a little lower, so we hung the first row and put some plates up to see how things looked.
Then we held up a few more plates to check on the spacing. Once we had a plan, we went ahead and put up the nails in a tidy grid.
Our client wanted a little time to arrange the little plates at her leisure, but she sent us a picture a few days later, and it looked fantastic!
These plates had belonged to her mom and hung in her childhood home, so she was really happy to have them hanging up in her kitchen. She was only sorry that she had waited so long.
While we were there, we did a few other tricky installs as well, including this big metal piece that we hung into the stone over the fireplace. Hanging art over a fireplace can be tough to do right if you don't have the appropriate tools and know-how, especially when the mortar doesn't come near the front of the stones. You have to source the right hanger, find a good place in the mortar, and go from there.
I think she was really happy to have a pro do it - and it looks great.
The home has cathedral ceilings, so we also hung another painting high up on the wall.
In fact, we hung two of them. It was a nice giclée diptych of a forest scene.
Hanging a diptych (a pair of paintings) can tricky for various reasons. In my opinion triptychs (three paintings) are easier in some ways because you can hang the central piece and work out from there. But we got this pair just right, and it really transformed the room.
Life is too short to live with bare rooms just because your art feels difficult to install. Call us instead - we do this all the time for Asheville locals just like you.
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Marshall, NC 28753