Simple Hack to Dangle Artwork Completely Straight | Thrifty Decor Chick

Dangle 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 beneficial little trick is for you! 

We have all been there — if you aren’t getting the holes drilled completely within the wall, every little thing is wonky. 

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

It is also good once you’re making an attempt 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

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 straightforward artwork hanging trick years in the past after I was transforming our son’s toilet. 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 house! 

They’re fairly giant so the holes on the again have been far aside. You need to use a stage, however most are 24 inches or shorter. Although we’ve got a 4 foot stage, I discovered this trick to be rather 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 precise as attainable. This little hack is fairly straightforward. 

You will must 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 that the tape is positioned on the similar spot on all sides. (That 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 stage will work. You do not want a brilliant lengthy one to verify how stage your tape is.  

Maintain it in opposition to the tape to verify. Modify 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 specific mission, I needed to drill into tile, which is all the time nerve-racking! When drilling into tile you 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 will want some endurance and a completely charged drill. 😉

How to drill into tile

Then you’ll be able to insert your anchors or screws and dangle 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 stage however I discovered this to be rather 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. 

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