Yesterday I shared my newly updated two toned mirror with silver leaf detail and today I’m sharing the 411 on how I hung it on the wall. I’ve been using this tip for years (well maybe not that long, but it’s been a while), yet never shared it – forgive me please. This easy-peasy -picture-hanging-tip will
knock your socks off make your life so much easier, plus you’ll get to ditch the typical results (and headaches) of having too many holes in the wall.
Are you ready??
Let’s break it down…
1. Lay the picture / mirror face down on it’s front. Using painters tape (it’s better than masking tape because it’s not too sticky), cut a piece long enough and align each end so it’s centered on the hooks.
2. Then lift the piece of tape off of the picture and position it on the wall at the desired height. Then to make sure the picture / mirror is hung straight, place a level on the tape, so you know your screw positioning is just right.
3. If you’re not screwing into a stud (which seems impossible for me 99% of the time), an anchor (or other picture screw/nail) is a must unless you want a broken picture on the floor within 5 minutes – anchors always give a secure base for screws.
Once both screws are in, the picture, mirror, or wall decor is ready to hang!
And this is what I hung on the wall…
This tip can be used for anything you need to hang – a picture, mirror, wall decor, a shelf, hmmm – what else??
Will you use this tip for hanging pictures? Do you have another favorite picture hanging tip?
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