Sunday, 31 July 2011

hero product - 'command' hooks & strips

These are amazing. Straight out can't-rent-without amazing. I also happen to hate drilling so even if I could put holes in my walls, I'd still use these.

My friend first told me about these after she hung about a hundred small frames in her hallway. They're quick to put up, easy to take down and don't leave a trace [follow the instructions very carefully!] They produce a wide variety of hooks & hangers & sticky strips for different uses, including metal hooks for a really smart finish. So, let me start with the metal hook:

classic brushed nickel hook - large

I don't like those over-the-door hooks, they look temporary and not very smart, these are the perfect alternative. This one is on the back of our bedroom door, cost about £6-7 and can take the weight of a full handbag, assorted items of clothing & towels and hasn't budged an inch since I put it up last year. I have one on the back of the bathroom door for towels too.

I've used other hooks for hanging the kitchen clock, and my favourite ducks:

mini hooks

mini hooks

Just recently I moved a large painted canvas from the living room to the kitchen. The kitchen wall is solid & would require drilling into, so I purchased some of the picture strips [although their wire backed picture hangers would have also done the trick] and the canvas was re-hung in a couple of minutes...

large hanging strips

large hanging strips

You can see the strip in the bottom photo, it works kind of like velcro. They claim you can hang a 7kg frame on these things so using four sets on this canvas might be overkill, but better to be on the safe side.

For a full list of Command products and uses, visit In the UK they're available from Homebase, B&Q and high street hardware stores. It's worth having a look at their slightly cheesy how-to videos as well.


  1. How does the wall deal with taking them off?

    Ps. Love your blog!

    1. Thank you! Sorry it's taken me so long to reply, I've been getting a lot of spam lately & it's taken me a while to sift through it! The instructions say not to use on painted walls, but I've found that they deal with it just fine. If you're not sure test on a hidden area first...