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 Command.com 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.





2 comments:

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

    Ps. Love your blog!

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    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...

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