Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Walls are for COWHIDES!

Cowhide rugs seem too elegant and beautiful to sit on the floor and get stepped on. But they are sturdy and tough! But if it still hurts your heart to put a beautiful cowhide rug on the floor, or if you need a splash of color or pattern on the WALL instead - sweep it up and place it on the wall for an extraordinary focal point.

When hanging a natural cowhide on the wall, you will need a lot of patience and a little bit of time but, your newly decorated room will thank you.

The first step in hanging your hide is gathering your materials. You will need a tall ladder that is able to reach to the ceiling, a hammer, a lot of little thin nails, and another person to help! Remember that hides can be very heavy depending on the size - so hanging them on the wall requires a lot of support.

You cannot use lots of big screws because it might damage the cowhide …that is why it calls for a lot of little nails.

Next, you will need to make sure that you have a wall that is big enough for the cowhide. This means that you will need to measure the hide and your wall space to make sure that it will fit.

Third, you will need to hold the cowhide up against the wall to see how it needs to be positioned. This is where your helper comes in. Turn it all different ways to make sure that it is the way that maximizes your space the most.

When you get the hide into position place a small thin nail at the top of the hide closest to the ceiling. Then, begin to nail all the way around the hide. Make sure that all the wrinkles and bumps are out of the hide, and that it is secure.

Last, Stand back and admire your newest piece of artwork. I assure you it will look extraordinary in your room and be a hit with all your friends.

Want to stand out? Try a cowhide rug on the wall - it's unique, natural and very effective at bringing pattern, color and texture to your space.

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