One of the most frustrating aspects of home decorating is placing a large piece of art on your wall. Often, people go through the painstaking process of finding placement, attempting to level the piece, making the appropriate marks and hanging it up only to take a few steps back and find out that it is crooked on the wall. Here is a quick guide to help you level a painting on the first try.
When it comes to hanging a large piece of art that will be the center focal point of the room, experts recommend that you hang paintings about 60 overall inches up from the floor. Another tip commonly used refers to measuring a distance of about six to eight inches from the top of a piece of furniture; this is where the bottom of the art’s frame should be placed.
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If you have a lake, river, stream, or pond on your property, controlling the mosquito population in the area can become a problem. When mosquitoes, gnats, and midges begin to gather in an area, they can present an annoyance and worse. Their bites carry germs and viruses that can spread to people. Additionally, the “blind mosquito” effect can leave dead insects and insect fecal matter all over the surfaces of vehicles, windows, and outdoor furniture.
Many people are hesitant to act to reduce the mosquito population in their yard, either because they don’t think there’s anything they can do or they believe the only solution is to use chemicals. However, there are many natural ways to chase away mosquitoes and gnats that don’t involve the use of harmful chemicals. By employing one of these methods, you can reduce the insect population on your property in an eco-friendly way.
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