I always feel stumped on what art to hang in the bathroom. Portraits are out. That’s just awkward. And lots of people seem to go for seascapes or water-themed art, but that feels too obvious for me. A while ago I posted about painting agate-inspired art, so for my bathroom I stuck with that geological idea and painted some malachite-inspired art. (Geologists, look away. Because these are not very technical. Because, you know, I have all those geologists who follow my blog.)
I told you I was obsessing over emerald green, and I’ve been adding it to my bathroom in accents. This was another way to repeat the colour.
I tend to hang my pictures differently all the time, but I thought I’d share with you one way to do it that requires no math (this is for a picture frame with two hooks on the back). This is what you’ll need (plus, nails and pictures. duh.):
Isn’t my level cute? (I got it in a Christmas gift exchange, which makes it extra special, since I never get anything good in those! Once I got a little black toad paperweight with red jewel eyes. Creepiest ever.) And painters tape is a marvellous thing for hanging picture frames. I use it all the time. And it’s especially great for spacing out groupings of art. But I don’t show you that today. So. Um… where was I?
Take your painters tape and stretch it over the little hooky-hanger-thingie and press down. (Sorry, is this getting to technical? I’ll slow down.)
Then poke your nail through the tape into the top of the hooky-hanger-thingy to make a hole.
Here’s a picture of a hole in some painters tape on the back of a picture frame. This is thrilling stuff, people.
Then transfer that tape strip to the wall and use a level to make sure it’s straight.
Hammer your nails into the wall through your pre-marked holes.
Hang your picture on the nails and use your level again to be sure it’s straight.
Then, because I was hanging an identical frame below the first one, I removed the top frame and created a guide with painters tape from the top nail downward, again using the level to make sure it’s straight.
After that I repeated the first steps with the second frame
I matched up the nail hole for the second frame with the side of the tape guide from the top. I hammered the nails and I hung the second picture. And then I went savage and ripped off all the tape like a mad woman. Not really. But you could.
Ta da! Some colourful, interesting, abstract art for the bathroom!