When there's a hanging to be done I think perhaps I've been stuck in
the Bulldog picture hook era. I have a ton of them in every size, and the holes in
the walls to prove it! Now apparently there are other ways to hang, affix, stick and
display wall paraphernalia, so when I decided to hang a vintage 'blackboard' tray on
a piece of kitchen furniture I went in search of a new way which would not require
drills, hammers, or making holes. Plus this option promises that if you want to
remove the item it peels off leaving the furniture undamaged, hopefully.
So, when granddaughter Jasmin stopped by and left the sweet 'Love you💙'
message on the blackboard (I love surprises like that) which at that time was
propped up on the kitchen counter, I realized it needed to be hung where we
could actually use it more easily for messages, menus and such.
This method of hanging is made by Velcro - yes the original Velcro
fastener company with an interesting history you can read about here.
I bought the HANGables at Home Depot and just 10 minutes after
arriving home, with no need to lug the heavy toolbox out of storage,
had the tray hanging. You just affix the easy peel tabs (4 in the package)
to the corners and press to the surface. As this size hangs up to 12 lbs
of weight it will be great for just anything I put on my walls.
The tray seems securely attached and I have no fear it will fall.
Have you used this 'hanging system'?
If so, what do you think, and have your items remained on your walls?