I was going through my email today, and Cost Plus World Market sent out a link to this infographic on how to hang your art.
I know in our household we have a lot of things to hang – photos, paintings, certificates, etc – and with all of the different styles of frames it can be a challenge to get everything hung as evenly as I would like. These hacks look like they may do the trick to solve that issue!
Worldmarket.com was kind enough to share this infograph with me, so I am sharing it with you! (reposted with permission)
Just in case the graphic doesn’t show clearly, here are the steps:
3 Hacks To Hang Your Art
Hang wire-back frames in a grid with a paint stirrer
What you will need:
1 frame with wire back – paint stir sticks – 1screw – hammer – nails
Create a point by drilling the screw into the bottom of the stir stick so that it barely goes through the other side.
Hang the frame wire by the screw (on the stir sick).
Hold the frame against the wall in the exact spot you would like it.
Remove the frame from the paint stick; this is made easier with an extra set of hands!
Press the screw into the wall, just enough to leave a mark. Then, hammer the nail into the mark, hang the frame, stand back and adjust.
Push here gently
Place the additional stir stick (without a screw) next to the first frame to create the perfect grid spacing and repeat stops 1-6 to create a grid wall of any size.
Before you re-hang the photos, place small rubber dots on the bottom of each frame to keep them from shifting.
Hang framed art with pre-determinedhanging brackets
(great for heavier art)
What you will need:
Art with predetermined hanging brackets – level tool – screws – masking tape – a marker – drill
Place a piece of masking tape between brackets and mark where the screws will fit into the bracket.
Apply tape to the edge of your level.
Once leveled, apply the tape to your wall.
Drill holes on each end. Then, hang your framed art. Step back and enjoy!
Hang the perfect gallery wall what you will need:
Contact paper – a hammer – nails – masking tape – a marker – framed art of all shapes/sizes – level tool
Trace, label and cut out each piece of framed art on contact paper. Don’t forget to add notes on orientation (landscape or portrait)!
Peel the backing off your contact paper and start playing around with arrangements. The contact paper peels right off without damaging the wall.
Once you’ve picked an arrangement, use a level tool and masking tape to create even spacing. Adjust accordingly.
Place nails in marked areas. Remove contact paper and tape.
Add your framed art and adjust until you are satisfied!
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Do you know someone else who could use these hacks? Please share them!