Series: AT’s January Cure: Assignments 19-21

Do you see it? Can you feel it?? It’s the light at the end of the tunnel!! We’re practically done!! Yay! *vigorous hand clapping and shouting here*

Can you believe January is over?! I mean sheesh… it JUST turned 2014. But that’s all right because we’ve made this first month highly productive and successful. If you’ve fallen off the Cure, don’t fret…you can start over in February. Or, if your project was a big one that will take longer than 1 month, go ahead and finish when you can. We’re not knocking anyone’s hustle over here because there’ve been a few days we got frustrated  overwhelmed. Hang in there, it’s almost over.

Assignment 19: Hang the artwork you chose earlier this month

Oh, this one is fun! Harvey and I took this task seriously (the other ones too ;-)). If you haven’t seen Harvey’s Masterpiece, don’t miss it. I also created some random pieces in hopes to start a little gallery wall of our own.

AT’s instructions on how to hang pictures:

Hang your art at 57″ on center. “On center” means that the middle of the picture is at 57″ (obviously, the hook will be higher). Interestingly, the 57″ standard represents the average human eye-height and is regularly used as a standard in many galleries and museums.
What we have discovered is that if you stick to this standard, you create a harmony among all the pictures in your home, as they will always hang in relationship to one another from their centers, not their sides. Additionally, we have also found that this helps solve the problem many people have, which is that they hang their pictures too high.

Step By Step:
1. Measure and lightly mark 57″ on the wall
2. Measure top of your picture to the middle (or take height and divide by 2)
3. Measure top of your picture to the tightened wire (a small amount)
4. Subtract this last amount to tell you how far above 57″ your hook should go
5. Measure up from 57″ with this last amount and lightly mark on the wall
1. Picture is 20″ tall
2. Middle is 10″ down from top (this should rest at 57″)
3. Wire comes to 2″ below the top
4. 10″ – 2″ = 8″
5. Lightly mark 8″ above your first mark OR 65″ on the wall
Though this may seem complicated to read, it is quite simple when you do it. The thing to always remember is that the CENTER of all your pictures are hanging at the same 57″, and you are just figuring out where the hook goes above it.
This 57″ also applies to groups of pictures. Think of a group as ONE picture. After you arrange how you want them all to hang (doing this on the floor makes it easier), start with the center picture/pictures and get them at 57″ on center. Then surround them with the rest of the group.

Assignment 20: Give your place a quick once over to get ready for your gathering

AT recommends a quick 60 minute clean up. By now, you should have already done some organizing, decluttering, and serious cleaning in the previous weeks. So, today is just a surface clean/organizing. The point of this exercise to to KEEP MOVING. Don’t be like me and get distracted by other things. If you need some noise in the background, turn on a movie you’ve already watched or some great music.

Assignment 21: Make a list and pick up the supplies for your get-together this weekend

Don’t you feel accomplished?? Take a minute to just bask in your refreshed house. It took a little while to get here but this moment feels glorious. You should be proud of yourself. We are!

We’re not going to be having a get together in the house because…’ll be my birthday!!! So, we’re going out with friends. BUT! We will share a nice dinner set up for you so be on the lookout for that.

What are your plans for your party? Be sure to send us pictures!


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