Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A simple wallpapering tip

When hanging anything on top of wallpaper, I recommend you don't put the the nail through the wallpaper. You will create a small whole in the wallcovering that can not be fixed or hidden in the event you want to move the artwork or frame. Instead, using a utility knife, cut a small upside down V, pull the wallcovering back gently and then put the nail through the drywall.
If you ever wanted to move your hanging you could just dab a little wallpaper paste on the drywall (V area) and pull up the wallcovering to make it whole again. This works well if you are "fixing" an area where you had one or two frames, the repair will usually go unnoticed.  A simple tip that works like a charm!

31 comments:

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

great tip lovey!

Gwen Driscoll said...

Such a great tip! Thank you!

Kayla @ Your Day Simplified said...

Bam! So simple...genius! Even short posts can be great. Thanks!

H.G. The Countess said...

Great tip!

lynngweeny said...

I was worried about this and had decided not to use wallpaper in my powder room because I'm constantly moving art around and figured the holes would be an issue. Genius tip! I'm so excited that I'm buying the paper today.Thanks, it's the little things that make a difference!

Ann said...

Love it! Your tips are always spot on.

Stacy Curran said...

Hat is so simp,e but so smart! Wish I thought of it, but I'll definitely use it!
Stacy

Julie of Monkey Grass Hill said...

Great and original tip that I'll be putting to use post haste! I wallpapered my powder room about a year ago and have yet to hang a towel rack or anything for fear of putting holes in the paper.

pretty pink tulips said...

Oh my gosh - you have no idea how much I needed this tip. I have hesitated hanging things in my powder bath b/c I was afraid I might make a mistake on the wallpaper.

Never again will I hit a nail straight through wallpaper! Brilliant, Lisa!!

xoxo Elizabeth

Hamptontoes said...

I learned this tip from my Mom when I was a little girl...she too, used to hang her own wallpaper. Truly, it saves your wallcoverings!

kayce hughes said...

Brilliant! I never thought of that.

designchic said...

Who would have thought...great idea!!

The enchanted home said...

So smart! Thank you because I know that time will come that I will have wallpaper and want to hang something:) Hope alls well, miss being in blogland, trying to catch up a little on what I have missed.

Haus and Home said...

WOW what a great tip. At first when you said do not hang on top of wallpaper I was thinking it would rip off too much wallpaper, then I realized it was a neat trick.

Debby said...

Such a great tip! You are a genius. xo

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

I would have never thought, that is one great solution!! Thanks for your comment yesterday on HOF as well, Janell

The Buzz Blog said...

Genius! See you tonight!
xxoo

Laura Trevey said...

A very clever tip, thank you! I move artwork around all the time!!

xoxo

Ivy Clad said...

Thanks for the tip!

pve design said...

You are the Grande dame of Wallpaper wizadry!
Can you show us how you hang paper. Your papers all look meticulously done.
Thanks for the tip. Are you sure your name is not "Eloise!" Ask Eloise, I mean -"Ask Lisa"
thanks-
pve

quintessence said...

OK - everyone else except me appears to get it - clearly I'm having a brain fog moment. Seems like a clever trick but I'm not totally understanding. So then what do you do? Do you fold the wallpaper back over under the bottom of the hook? I can't tell in the photo.

Hamptontoes said...
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Hamptontoes said...

Quintessence,
I just removed my above comment as I made a mistake. Okay, here we go...this tip is in the event that you decide to take down the hanging that would have left a hole in your wallcovering. Instead, if you use this method you will be able to paste back the folded piece to make the wallpaper appear whole again...which usually goes unnoticed.

Design is... All in the Detail said...

Brilliant - thanks for the tip.
HAve a great weekend and will come back again!

Karena said...

Terrific tip, one of those oh I can use as I am always moving art and mirrors around!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

A+S / Tilton Fenwick said...

us wallpaper fanatics love this tip! Thanks!! :)

Stacey said...

invaluable tip! thanks for sharing! xx

La Dolfina said...

Amazing tip, truly!
Thank you!!
Xo

allumer * decor said...

excellent tip! perfect for those (like me ) who are always changing around their art!
. . .love it!

STYLE'N said...

Wow Lisa thank you for the intro to Tobi. I am heading over to her site..we need some side tables for our new king bed and hubby needs a new desk. Actually we need all kinds of new furniture for our place. I adore the look of her items here.

Lisa Mende Design said...

Hey Lisa, I just found your blog through the list of attendees for Blogfest! I look forward to meeting you there! Love your blog! Also, love the tip about the wallpaper! I am now following you! Pop over to visit me back!