So a couple years ago my mom showed me how to easily hang a picture straight every single time. Maybe you guys know this one too? Well if not, I’m about to blow your minds.
All you need is:
- screws (and maybe drywall anchors)
- pen or marker
- level or laser level
So hold the picture you want to hang on the wall roughly where you want it. Then mark with a marker or pen on the wall where the d-hook lines up on the wall. You only need to mark one side/hook on the wall.
Tip: Don’t hang it too high! If hanging a picture above something like a table, fireplace mantel or console, you only need it about 4-6 inches above the piece.
Next turn your picture over and stretch a piece of painter’s tape across the back, slightly covering both hooks.
In the exact middle of the hook, mark a big dot with your pen or marker.
Now take that piece of tape off the back of your artwork and put it directly on the wall just below where you marked earlier. Use your level to make sure the piece of tape is perfectly straight.
If you don’t have a stud here, make a small pilot hole with your drill, insert your anchor, then screw. Make sure you leave the screw a little bit out of the wall so the d-hook can easily latch.
And there you go… perfectly straight artwork on your wall!
Pretty cool, right?
Yep, pretty much my favorite tip & trick of all time.
Unless you have a better way…
Wait a minute… DO YOU?