Until now I did not know that there were people out there whom you could call to hang your paintings…err…I believe the right word is “install your paintings”. My friend, Idah, had given me the contact number of Samsudin whose profession is just that – installing paintings. I called him last night and although he was reluctant to come over just to hang my three paintings, he relented in the end and agreed to come over bright and early this morning. I was so grateful for that.
His tools – a ladder, pencil, tape measure, string, power drill, cordless screwdriver and 2 spirit levels. And an assistant.
I knew he was going to hang my paintings but I had no idea how he was going to go about doing it. I should have researched it on the net last night but I didn’t have the time. Later of course I managed to find a couple of articles which made a lot of sense. This particular one explained it all quite simply.
Anyway, I watched Samsudin install my paintings and I wondered if I would ever have the patience to go through every step that he took.
The ease of holding up a piece of art on a wall to estimate the height then driving a nail into the wall in the approximate place (or drilling, on good days!) is way too tempting!
Although he asked me where I would like to hang which painting, in the end he applied a very simple principle, which made complete sense – the biggest painting goes on the biggest wall!
I think all the paintings looked right wherever Samsudin had proposed. And the ambience of the apartment changed dramatically once all the paintings were up. No regrets with any of these paintings.
Now I just need something for the wall behind the dining to complete the picture – no pun intended.