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3M Command | Love Your Walls - Part Two


Welcome to part two of the three part 3M Command Love Your Walls Series. In case you're just joining in, the series is part of a campaign for 3M Command Picture Hanging Strips, where I have the fun job of demonstrating how I use the strips in my own home. In the first post I re-styled the picture wall in my main living area. If you missed it, take a look here. The strips were so easy and effective to use, I couldn't wait to get started on this next project!

Today I'm going to show you how I've decorated the wall in our downstairs living room. Quite different to the upstairs space, which is bright, airy and open-plan, this room is smaller, cosier and designed to be used more as a space for the kids. While I love displaying wall art, prints and posters, I wanted to do something different to upstairs, that would give the room a relaxed and playful vibe. 

I decided to start with an Ikea Picture Ledge. I purchased two (one long, one short) and placed them side by side above the sofa. Providing a great place to display pictures, books or small objects, when we first put it up, I was surprised to find one of my pictures had fallen off. The kids had been playing downstairs with their little friends, and the sliding doors were open, which can cause it to be quite breezy. Whether one of the kids knocked it or it was the wind, I'm not sure, but either way I knew I needed to find a solution to keep the frames from falling off. Of course the 3M Command Picture Hanging Strips have provided just that.

To demonstrate what I did, let's go back to the beginning. 

Firstly, I placed 3M Command strips on the top corners of each frame. 

I then placed the frames on the ledge, with the upper corners stuck firmly to the wall. You can see that I've also marked out places for four smaller frames, on the wall between. 

The marks on the back of these small frames below show where I've removed the stands. This is to ensure that the frames sit flat on the wall. They are light enough to hold with just one strip, but you could use two if you prefer. 

Deciding that I'd like to try out a different look, I took away one of the big framed posters, carefully removing the strips from the wall, and moved it to this console on the other side of the room. Once again I used the strips to stick the top corners to the wall, for added peace of mind. The best part? No damage whatsoever to our walls!

I then set about trying out a different configuration. Luckily 3M Command sent me lots of strips to play with!

I also used 3M Command strips for the light feature below. An easy way to stick the bracket to the wall, the strips can hold up to 7kg, so they are strong enough to hold both the pendant light and my delicate bulb. 

Three small variations along the picture wall then followed... 

A little shuffle with the end two frames...

One more...  

And there we have it. Well, at least for now! I hope this has inspired you to give the 3M Command Picture Hanging Strips a go. With no tools required, it couldn't be easier! For a full list of stockists, pop over here.

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  1. Looks amazing Michelle. Definitely getting some of these, have lost frames off shelf in our recent quakes! Love how they sit flat against the wall. Loving your tables too :)

    1. Definitely a good idea in our earthquake-prone country! Thanks Kim. Have a great weekend x

  2. Do you have any recommendations on where to get nice frames at a good price in NZ ? I've struggled to find good picture frames !

    1. Hi Katie. I use Factory Frames for everyday affordable framing and a local framer from time to time, who does an exceptional job. I've also started sourcing the Ikea Ribba frames via Living Concepts in Auckland. I hope that helps! x

  3. Hi,

    You have probably mentioned this on a previous post but I love your coffee tables, where are they from?

    Thx Leslie

    1. Hi Leslie. Actually these are a first. I was very lucky to have them on loan from Corporate Culture NZ. They are the Hay Tray Tables - three sizes, in black and white. I would love to own them one day! x

  4. Ah ha, why do I always target the pricey stuff....thanks, another item to add to the bucket list of interiors ;)

  5. Did you use 3M for the actual picture ledge? If yes, how many did you apply?
    We tried yesterday and it fell down within 5min.

    1. No, not for the picture ledge - we screwed it to the wall. While you can 3M adhesives for other wall-mounted objects like the bracket mentioned here, they are designed for picture frames so always read the instructions and adhere to the weight guidelines.

  6. Could you please tell me what light bulb this is? I'd love to get it or something similar :)

    1. It's the Eric Therner Diamond Light Bulb:
      x Michelle



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