Simple Hack to Grasp Artwork Completely Straight | Thrifty Decor Chick

Grasp artwork simply with this painter’s tape hack!

For those who’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 do not get the holes drilled completely within the wall, all the things is wonky. 

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

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

large round mirror in foyer

cane console table with mirror

It might even be GREAT for a gallery wall whenever you’re utilizing the identical sort of body time 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 reworking our son’s lavatory. 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 utilize a stage, however most are 24 inches or shorter. Though we’ve a 4 foot stage, 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 precise as potential. This little hack is fairly straightforward. 

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 identical spot on both sides. (That means the identical distance from the highest of the tape.) Then I poked a gap via the painter’s tape:

Easy hack for hanging art straight

You too can 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 sort of 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

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

For those who’re drilling proper into drywall or wooden, you may simply want a screw or nail for lighter artwork, or anchors for heavier gadgets. 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 you’ll 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 totally different sizes:

How to drill into tile

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

How to drill into tile

Then you possibly can insert your anchors or screws and dangle 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 stage 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 positive! I’ve used it so many instances through the years. 

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