Picture Hanging Tips

18 Jun

Hanging wall art can be a real pain – the measuring, leveling, making sure the art is not hung too high or low. If you’ve moved as much as me in the past few years, the time-consuming task of hanging artwork falls to the bottom of your to do list and you end up leaning everything against the wall. Not in a deliberately artistic way, but in a “I am too lazy” way.

If there is one thing I am thankful for on Pinterest, it’s the amount of picture hanging tips and tricks that make the process infinitely easier and quicker. One tip I have found extremely helpful was to first hang paper cut to the size of your art on the wall. This allows you to get the exact positioning you desire the first time, instead of having to adjust after you have already drilled a hole in the wall. This tip is especially helpful when hanging more than one picture like the grid of artwork below.

Here is a list of supplies you will need for this task:

  • Wrapping or butcher’s paper
  • Painter’s tape (because it is easily repositionable and doesn’t leave residue)
  • Electric drill and screws or nail and hammer
  • Level
  • Pen

So far I have used this tip to hang art on three different walls in our home. It has made the process of hanging art nearly hassle free! If you’re interested in other picture hanging tips floating around on Pinterest, then take a look at the roundup I put together.

Lastly, as a teaser for Wednesday, I will be talking about where I found the artwork pictured in the above grid!

xoxo, Andi

4 Responses to “Picture Hanging Tips”

  1. Laura June 19, 2012 at 10:15 am #

    I will be doing this from now on. Thanks for the great tip.

  2. Trish D June 20, 2012 at 9:16 pm #

    Super easy and a great tip!

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