September 29, 2023


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Straightforward Hack to Dangle Artwork Completely Straight | Thrifty Decor Chick

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Dangle artwork simply with this painter’s tape hack!

In the event you’ve ever struggled hanging artwork or mirrors with multiple hook on the again, this beneficial little trick is for you! 

We have all been there — if you do not get the holes drilled completely within the wall, every thing is wonky. 

That is particularly useful on bigger objects which have a protracted expanse between the hooks, longer than a typical 24 inch degree. 

It is also good whenever you’re making an attempt to hold heavy objects like mirrors. Lifting it again and again to search out that your holes aren’t completely spaced is a significant ache:

large round mirror in foyer

cane console table with mirror

It will even be GREAT for a gallery wall whenever you’re utilizing the identical kind of body again and again. The hooks ought to be the identical distance on every body. 😉

I first used this simple artwork hanging trick years in the past after I was transforming our son’s rest room. I bought these IKEA mirrors for the toilet renovation: 

Stockholm mirror IKEA round

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They’re the Stockholm mirrors and are so fairly! I nonetheless hope to make use of certainly one of these once more in our present dwelling! 

They’re fairly massive so the holes on the again have been far aside. You should use a degree, however most are 24 inches or shorter. Despite the fact that we have now a 4 foot degree, I discovered this trick to be far more exact than measuring and making an attempt to switch that measurement onto the wall. 

As a result of I used to be drilling into tile I needed this to be as actual as doable. This little hack is fairly simple. 

You may have to seize some painter’s tape (or any masking tape) and place it throughout the holes on the again of your artwork or mirror:

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Make certain the tape is positioned on the identical spot on all sides. (Which means the identical distance from the highest of the tape.) Then I poked a gap by the painter’s tape:

Easy hack for hanging art straight

You can too mark it with a pen for a actually exact measurement.

Subsequent, peel off your tape and place it the place you need on the wall. You may nonetheless want a level for this half, however the good factor is sort of any degree will work. You do not want a brilliant lengthy one to examine how degree your tape is.  

Maintain it in opposition to the tape to examine. Regulate the tape accordingly: 

Hanging mirror using painter's tape

Then you definitely simply drill, utilizing your marks as a information! 

In the event you’re drilling proper into drywall or wooden, you may simply want a screw or nail for lighter artwork, or anchors for heavier objects. These screw in anchors save a ton of time!
On this specific venture, I needed to drill into tile, which is all the time nerve-racking! When drilling into tile you might want to use a bit particularly for this job — this tile and glass drill bit set is what I’ve.

I like that they embrace 4 completely different sizes:

How to drill into tile

It takes awhile to get by the tile — you may want some persistence and a totally charged drill. 😉

How to drill into tile

Then you may insert your anchors or screws and grasp your merchandise! Take care and be affected person when screwing into tile, even after the opening has been added. 

Once more, I’ve all the time measured with tape or a degree however I discovered this to be far more exact. I wasn’t going to fiddle with this tile!:

Easy trick for hanging mirror with painter's tape

Have you ever used this hanging trick? I am a fan for certain! I’ve used it so many instances over time. 

black and white tile wood vanity

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