How to not ruin walls when hanging art

December 19, 2016 5

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Today’s blog post is dedicated to a very common and widely known problem. Especially for people in rented places: How to not ruin your walls when hanging art? Believe me, I ask myself this question very often. But now I have the answer as I teamed up with tesa and Juniqe for a little art update projects. And all of it with the promise of not ruining the walls when hanging the art. How? With the new tesa adhesive hooks that can be removed without traces. I was game and curious to see if it works. Follow me along!

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As an interior styling fan I am always thinking of new ways to decorate my home. A poplular way to change the look and feel of a room is by art. For quite a long time I had a mini gallery wall above my bed and now it felt like the moment has come to change things. I opted for two beautiful framed art pieces by German artist Iris Lehnhardt (THIS and THIS) via Juniqe. Since my bedroom nook is defined by a droop I went for a larger and a smaller frame. Both art pieces belong to the same series and a bright oak frame additionally ties them together visually.

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Now how to avoid adding new nail holes into the wall when hanging art? Simply by using the new tesa adhesif hooks with the removable Powerstrips. No hammering, no drilling. Definitely my kind of choice. Now all I needed was a pocket rule, a pencil and my level app on the iPhone. With larger art pieces it is also helpful to have a second person by your side – I was a bit challenged! Still I managed to get those babies up on the wall. With no destruction by the way! The new adhesive hooks come in different strengths according to the weight of the framed art.

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hanging art, hanging art without ruining walls, no drilling, no nails, tesa, Juniqe, gallery wall, art, home decor, decorating, adhesive hooks, bedroom,

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The great advantage of the new hooks is that they allow for height adjustments even after being fixed on the wall. The hooks have five height settings that can be adjusted adequately. And it truly is easy work – even for non DIY people like me! So maybe you want to consider the new tesa hooks next time you are hanging art. And honestly, no matter if you live in a rented space or you own your home: It always hurts when you drill a hole or add another nail to the wall, doesn’t it? So finito with these pain points once and forever!

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hanging art, hanging art without ruining walls, no drilling, no nails, tesa, Juniqe, gallery wall, art, home decor, decorating, adhesive hooks, bedroom,

hanging art, hanging art without ruining walls, no drilling, no nails, tesa, Juniqe, gallery wall, art, home decor, decorating, adhesive hooks, bedroom,

hanging art, hanging art without ruining walls, no drilling, no nails, tesa, Juniqe, gallery wall, art, home decor, decorating, adhesive hooks, bedroom,

hanging art, hanging art without ruining walls, no drilling, no nails, tesa, Juniqe, gallery wall, art, home decor, decorating, adhesive hooks, bedroom,

Hanging my new art was so relaxed and easy this time that I rewarded myself with a little tea break. I not only enjoyed the new art and a good fruit infusion, but I also started thinking of plans for 2017. And I want to put an emphasis on more free and creative time and less obligations and routine. For that I have found the perfect calendar: the Treuleben calendar with soft leather covers and lots of space for the weekends and not so much space for the workdays. Let’s make this our mission in 2017!

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Thank you to tesa & Juniqe for sponsoring this post. As always all thoughts & opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help support this blog.

Photography by Lina Skukauske

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  • Reply Yvonne December 19, 2016 at 22:38

    We were just getting to the hanging art part in decorating our new home and still thinking of a way to get a gallery wall up without drilling too many holes. This looks perfect! Beautiful photos too. And yes, here’s to a more relaxed and cosy 2017!

    • Reply Igor December 20, 2016 at 00:02

      You should give it a try if it is available there – it is so handy, easy and removable without trace. Just perfect for my ongoing redecoration projects!

  • Reply Nini Tjäder December 20, 2016 at 00:47

    No pictures of the hooks/the product? What do they look like? How do they work? How are they with heavier art?

    • Reply Igor December 20, 2016 at 13:02

      Of course, have a look again – there is a picture of the the hook on the wall where I am hanging the art piece and there is a picture of the hooks in their packaging. As you can see my big framed picture is really a bigger size and it is fixed with two hooks each of them made for up to 2 kg.

  • Reply Nini Tjäder December 20, 2016 at 13:13

    Pictures are too small… next to impossible to see what they are. I looked it up at their website as I was interested to know how they work more in detail. Those kind of small things need to be photographed much closer.

    • Reply Igor December 20, 2016 at 14:29

      Well these are the picture sizes on my blog. Anyway the details of the product should be checked on the tesa site – there are all technical details which are helpful to get a more detailed understanding of the adhesive hook.

  • Reply Alexandra December 20, 2016 at 15:01

    Das ist ein toller Tipp! Ich bin momentan ENDLICH dabei, nach größeren Um- und Aufräumaktionen wieder meine Bilder aufzuhängen, und das ewige Nägeleinschlagen oder Löcherbohren hängt mir total zum Hals raus! 😀

    • Reply Igor December 20, 2016 at 15:45

      Genau, so ist das bei mir auch Alexandra!! Ich hänge auch immer wieder gerne um, und jedesmal ein neues Loch – geht einfach nicht mehr. Vor allem nicht in der Mietwohnung. Deswegen sind diese Klebenägel von tesa echt eine super Lösung.

      • Reply Alexandra December 21, 2016 at 14:00

        Das mit den Löchern wäre mir egal, ich spachtel die zu und gut is’. (Bei farbig gestrichenen Wänden ist das halt kniffliger). Aber genau, gerade das Umhängen ist es ja! Ich sag doch, ein super Tipp!

  • Reply Sue December 20, 2016 at 22:12

    I noticed a wooden box on your shelf…the box looks like it has small legs…I thought I saw it in an esty site and was going to purchase it….is,that where you got it?
    sue

  • Reply Germarie Bruwer December 22, 2016 at 14:36

    Great idea Igor! Drilling always makes one think.. So sticking definitely sounds much better! Though I am a little skeptical about how strong the adhesive is, I hope even after a year it holds.. secondly if the adhesive is very strong and when we remove the hooks later, i hope it doesn’t peel off the paint – as then the purpose is not served.. The adjustment in hook is brilliant though!!
    x Germarie

    • Reply Igor December 22, 2016 at 15:47

      These ones are perfect! I have used two adhesive hooks for up to 2 kg per hook for the big framed art – and it really is big. And it holds it perfectly. I even tried to move it a bit to verify the stability but it is absolutely fixed. And truth be told, I sticked one hook in a wrong position so I had to remove it – and it went off without any damage or traces – despite the rather sensitive wallpaper that is on my walls! So definitely a recommendation!

  • Reply nicolezh January 4, 2017 at 23:26

    Ich fahre morgen in den Baumarkt und hole mir diese Klebenägel! Vielen Dank fürs Ausprobieren, sowas geht an mir immer vorbei. Zu Weihnachten gab es einen neuen Druck einer befreundeten Grafikerin und der soll jetzt endlich hängen. Und ich frage mich, wie die Kerze “Botanischer Garten” wohl riecht…

    • Reply Igor January 5, 2017 at 10:55

      Oh perfekt, ich kann es nur empfehlen, ich hab ja meine Bilder selbst aufgehängt mit den Klebenägeln. Ich bin gespannt, was Du sagst. Und die Kerze duftet wunderbar – frisch, leicht, man könnte meinen “grün” 🙂 Aber das ist wahrscheinlich einfach durch den Namen suggeriert.

  • Reply nicolezh January 12, 2017 at 10:30

    Igor, darf ich dich noch etwas fragen?
    Ich mag deine Rahmen, sind das fixfertige oder hast du sie machen lassen?

  • Reply Karim August 9, 2017 at 08:35

    Does it also stick to painted walls ?

    • Reply Igor August 9, 2017 at 09:07

      Yes, my walls are all painted!

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