Picture Hanging Help!
I just moved into a new apartment a few weeks ago, and it's excellent. The only thing about it is that it's the second and third floor of a house, the third floor being the top, so there's some interesting things going on with the architecture. This, for example, is our upstairs den, fondly labeled the Opium Den: This is my room mates bedroom, which is totally irrelevant other than that it shows the slope of the roof. Hers is like this on both sides but ends fairly far up, and mine is like that on one side but ends to a straight wall about 3-ish feet off the ground. Thiiisss is my room, at the weirdest angle ever - sorry, all of these pictures are straight from the ad for the house, so none of our possessions are in them (I realize they all look kind of drab) and they're all taken in weird ways. Anyway, the room is bigger than it looks (that closet at the end? my full size bed lives in there) and the sloped ceiling can kind of be seen on the edge of the left side - it runs the entire 11' of that wall, and like I said, only leaves about 3-ish feet of straight wall. Which is fine - I have the straight wall all decorated and nice. But what I want to do is hang a lot of picture frames salon-style on the slanted wall. I know that with simple wood frames you can just nail through the wood into the wall, but I feel like those would be fairly hard to remove and if I'm hanging a lot of pictures, would take a lot of spackle when we eventually move out. I'm getting some of these to fill up a lot of the space, and plan on hanging them via those adhesive wall mounting things (the ones that are foamy and thick and like heavy duty tape) or maybe this adhesive velcro stuff (so that I could pull the frames down and change the pictures sometimes). My question about it is: if I'm just using the hardcore adhesive stuff (which I know can be removed from walls alright) will it hold frames that AREN'T just the thin plastic? I'm planning on going to Goodwill and getting a bunch of more ornate ones (but still fairly small) and spray painting them just to spice things up, but I'm not sure if the adhesive stuff or the velcro would be able to hold that. Or how well the velcro would come off the walls. I wouldn't be opposed to nailing/drilling a few holes if need be, but I want to avoid doing that over one entire wall of the room everywhere. If anyone could confirm that this method of hanging will work (the adhesive way), or offer up some other suggestions that would ensure my frames don't crash down on me, that would be great. =) In case anyone was curious, this is the floor plan of the rest of our apartment. I'll get pictures up once the house is unpacked and decorated and my room is done. If anyone else has pictures of slanty/weird walls in their apartments and how they dealt with them, I'd love to see those too!