Friday, 13 April 2018

The Best thing for Bare Walls - Organising My Home


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No matter where we have lived "Bare Walls" have always been a bit of a problem for me.




Fred & I have lived in several houses during our 40 year marriage and we have never been the type of people to immediately decorate any of them and get those family pictures or any pictures up on the walls simply because I (yes I do take the blame for this) can never make up my mind exactly what I want and where I want it.

Sometimes like in this house I have had little ideas each year but haven't even put all of those into effect until months or years later, if at all.  Of course it doesn't help that when you have been married for so long and lived in different countries or even just different houses, you have ended up with loads of items that you can use to decorate your home.

Through the 7 years in our present home I have taken different times to declutter my boxes of ornaments and other decor and have not missed having them around the home but have also gained a few things which I really wanted to have up on display (one of which you will see below).






This is a beautiful wall hanging given to us as a gift from the Korean parents of our son-in-law Pildu (Stephen). 

As soon as I saw it I thought about where would be just the right place to put it and could not make up my mind.  One spot in my hall was a bit too narrow to house it and another was far too wide for it.

Then just before Christmas when we were making up the bed in the guest room for Linda and Stephen to come home for their first Christmas with us I realised the perfect place to hang the gift was in the guest room.

The only other thing up on any of the walls was a large painting over the head of the bed.





So with a large painting on one wall,  two windows which take up most of another wall and a third wall completely covered with built in wardrobes that just left the wall opposite the window which has the door to the hall at one end and the door into the ensuite at the other end leaving just a nice size of wall in between to be perfect for the new wall hanging.


It was a brick wall.

My husband has drills and bits and plugs and always used them to put things up but this was so lightweight that he didn't feel like getting out the drill and having a large hook or nail up so he grabbed his new gadget called the Takker and we set to work which took so little time and effort.

I of course said "hold on I need to get my phone" at one stage, not because I heard it ringing or wanted to make a call but he knew immediately I wanted to take pictures for the blog.

Not only did I take pictures but I took some very short videos as well.

There are two types of Takker.

One drills a small hole and the other doesn't - I'll write another blog post soon about how we have used it as well.


The one we needed for this job was the one that drills a hole but it's not a large drill and it doesn't plug in or work by battery.




You do it by hand and it is so easy.






The instructions are clearly printed and illustrated on one sheet of paper for ease of use.






On the centre of the flat edge you can see the drill bit neatly inside, 
not protruding to catch on anything.


After marking the place for your hook or "Tack" to go to hold your object you simply line up this centre drill section with the mark and drill by hand - see the video below





When the hole is drilled, the "Tack" needs to be inserted and the red part along the curved handle is the hiding place for the Takker Tacks





Just pull the red part open and you can easily lift out the tack.








The Tack is placed into the round hole on the side of the Takker.  





Then you can see in the video just how easy it is to insert into the wall




Now when I first saw the Takker and asked my husband what he thought of it he was quite interested but then said "Probably a hassle to get more tacks for it."

To which we quickly saw that quite a few tacks came with it and also some other larger hooks to fit over the tacks to hang other things.

Then also more Tacks can be bought in separate packs.

So far we have only used tacks for each thing we have hung up but I'm sure we will use the other hooks later.




So I put all of the tacks and hooks from both Takkers into a plastic storage box which is about the same size as the Takker Drill and now everything can be easily stored together in a small crate.





Now back to the Korean Wall Hanging.

It is very light and easily hangs on the one tack which you can hardly see in the picture below under the ribbon.




This means that it is hardly noticeable on the wall of the Guest Room and just leaves the beautiful hanging to be admired.




Having bought the Takker a few months before Christmas we realised we had now had the idea for a great, useful and appropriate gift for our second son who moved into a new house a few months previously.  So although we may have had a strange look from him when he opened his gift on Christmas Day because he had no idea what we had bought him; now has made good use of it in his home too.




The Takker can be purchased on Amazon.                        The Refill Pack is also on Amazon








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I have NOT been offered a free product to write this blog post nor any other compensation.  The views expressed here are completely my own.
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18 comments:

  1. That looks like a great tool! I'll have to check it out.

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  2. Wow! So cool - who knew this tool was out there!?

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  3. We have one of these too! Love it!

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  4. Awesome tool. I had no idea something like that was available.

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  5. This looks pretty handy, Sandra. I wonder if it would work on concrete walls as well?

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  6. What a marvelous tool. I hate putting holes into the walls and especially if I'm hanging something heavy. This would make things so simple. I love your Korean Art!

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  7. Brilliant! Fab device and I also can't stand bare walls. Thanks for linking up #BloggersBests

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  8. That looks like a really handy tool. I've never heard of it, but that's not saying anything. Glad you found a way to put up the thoughtful gift of the wall hanging.

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  9. I know, I don't like bare walls either. Great idea with this tool and we've been using Command Strips to hang things here in our RV home. <3

    Happy spring,
    Barb :)

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  10. Seems like a great tool! #fortheloveofblog

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  11. Love the wall hanging! #fortheloveofBLOG

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  12. I can't stand bare walls either but also feel bad that I am constantly hammering into our walls - I need to get myself a tacker! Thanks for sharing this with #coolmumclub x

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  13. This looks perfect for our walls. LOVE the wall hanging. What does it say? #coolmumsclub

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  14. I like decorating, I probably need one of these for when I get a house.

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  15. That is a helpful tool, and love the artwork. Thanks for sharing on To Grandma's House We Go!

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