Sometimes I worry about sharing what I call a tip, for fear that everyone reading will be going duh, EVERYBODY already knows how to do that. And that may be the case, but I suspect I'm not the dingiest person who reads blogs. I'm sure there is at least one poor soul who is at least as dingie as me, and could use a helpful nuget of info every now and again. Let's call this tips for the dingy (dingie?) (Ding-batish?)
Alrightythen, tip #1 is how to hang a picture or mirror on your wall if you have molding that sitcks out. We finally got the molding up in the living room, above the beadboard wallpaper. I wanted to go with a wide board and a picture ledge. It didn't happen. We just ended up with a simple chair rail type molding, that in the end I'm very happy wth. At its thickest place, it sticks out 1/2-3/4 of an inch from the wall. Since we didn't do the picture ledge, that posed a slight problem for hainging pictures/mirrors back on the wall, unless they are completely above the molding. At 56 inches, that's a little high- a lot high. My solution?
Screw a scrap piece of the molding to the back of the piece I want to hang. I left a tad bit of room around the screws to wrap some wire and there you have it, a rigged up hanger. Doesn't look pretty, but it works.
This second tip I learned from my painting man, Mitch. If you are spray painting something and it begins to run, if you can move the item you are painting so that the run will be in a flat or horizontal postion while it is running it will flatten out. For example, say you are painting a lamp and get the paint heavy and it starts to run, if you can grap a portion that hasn't been painted and lean the lamp over for a few seconds while the paint is still wet, you can flatten the run.