Simple Hack to Hold Artwork Completely Straight | Thrifty Decor Chick

Hold artwork simply with this painter’s tape hack!

When you’ve ever struggled hanging artwork or mirrors with a couple of hook on the again, this useful little trick is for you! 

We have all been there — if you aren’t getting the holes drilled completely within the wall, all the things 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 once you’re attempting to hold heavy objects like mirrors. Lifting it again and again to seek out that your holes aren’t completely spaced is a serious ache:

large round mirror in foyer

cane console table with mirror

It will even be GREAT for a gallery wall once you’re utilizing the identical sort 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 lavatory 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 one among these once more in our present dwelling! 

They’re fairly giant so the holes on the again have been far aside. You should use a degree, however most are 24 inches or shorter. Although now we have a 4 foot degree, I discovered this trick to be way more exact than measuring and attempting 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 will 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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Ensure the tape is positioned on the similar spot on both 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 may as well 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 will nonetheless want a level for this half, however the good factor is nearly any degree will work. You do not want an excellent lengthy one to test how degree your tape is.  

Maintain it towards the tape to test. Alter the tape accordingly: 

Hanging mirror using painter's tape

You then simply drill, utilizing your marks as a information! 

When you’re drilling proper into drywall or wooden, you will 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 explicit mission, I needed to drill into tile, which is all the time nerve-racking! When drilling into tile it is advisable use a bit particularly for this job — this tile and glass drill bit set is what I’ve.

I like that they embody 4 totally different sizes:

How to drill into tile

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

How to drill into tile

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

Once more, I’ve all the time measured with tape or a degree however I discovered this to be way 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 occasions through the years. 

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