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Simple Hack to Grasp Artwork Completely Straight | Thrifty Decor Chick

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Grasp artwork simply with this painter’s tape hack!

In the event 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 thing is wonky. 

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

It is also good while you’re attempting to hold heavy objects like mirrors. Lifting it time and again to seek out that your holes aren’t completely spaced is a significant ache:

large round mirror in foyer

cane console table with mirror

It could even be GREAT for a gallery wall while 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 simple artwork hanging trick years in the past once I was transforming our son’s lavatory. 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 in all these once more in our present house! 

They’re fairly massive so the holes on the again had been far aside. You should use a degree, however most are 24 inches or shorter. Regardless that we’ve a 4 foot degree, I discovered this trick to be far 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 wished this to be as precise as potential. 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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Make certain 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 by means of the painter’s tape:

Easy hack for hanging art straight

It’s also possible to 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 degree will work. You do not want an excellent lengthy one to verify how degree your tape is.  

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

Hanging mirror using painter's tape

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

In the event 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 at all times nerve-racking! When drilling into tile it’s good 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 by means of the tile — you will want some persistence and a completely 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 at all times 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 positive! I’ve used it so many instances through the years. 

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