Some of you might think this post is really silly. I almost didn’t write it because I figured most of you already knew about this little picture hanging tip. Then I remembered that it wasn’t until a few months ago that I figured this little trick out.
Honestly, I wish I had known about it years ago. Oh the time and nail holes I could have saved. I figured if I didn’t know this information until recently, then some of you may not either.
The first tip is about how to hang multiple pictures evenly and the other tip is about how to hang pictures with a double hook.
After all, everyone needs to know how to hang a picture right?
I’ve finally started to feel like I’m settling in since we moved. When I feel unsettled in a space it helps when I can create or “recreate” a room.
I haven’t wanted to rush the “nesting” process and add too many holes in the walls if they weren’t going to be semi permanent. One of the first few spaces I decided to create was in our dining nook and on my office wall.
It hit me when I was hanging my botanical prints on the wall behind my new “office space.” As I was hanging the painters tape on the wall I thought to myself, “I need to share this tip I just learned about.”
Let me start by explaining the first picture hanging tip with Painters Tape.
Before I get to the details I’ll share my YouTube video for those of you who would prefer to watch the process rather than read about it.
I hope that was a straight forward video on how to hang four pictures evenly in a square AND how to hang a double hook picture.
If you’re not into video’s let me share the process below.
Painters tape, measuring tape, level (if you want to be super precise), pen, screw driver or hammer, nails or screws, picture.
Method to hanging a group of pictures correctly;
- Start with a blank wall and figure out about where you want your pictures to hang.
- Take a piece of painters tape and stick it to the wall in the center of where you want the first set of pictures to sit. Measure to make sure the painters tape is centered and level.
- After you’ve added your painters tape to where you want the first set of pictures to be, start by adding a second row on top.
- Once again measure and make sure it’s level. We want the set of pictures to be perfectly straight.
- Add a nail or screw right above the painters tape where you want to hang your picture. Repeat this step for however many pictures you need to hang.
- Once you’ve added your nails to the wall, remove the tape and hang your pictures!
Step back and admire how straight and level your pictures look with these new picture hanging tips.
Now it’s time for Picture hanging tip number two.
Before I knew about this hack I added string to all my double hooked pictures just because I couldn’t stand to try to hang them evenly.
I know you know what I’m talking about…
I’ll make this quick and simple.
How to hang a double hook picture frame evenly;
- Lay your painters tape over the hooks like you see in the picture above. Make each end of the tape stop where you want the nail to be.
- Remove the tape and place it on the wall where you want your picture to hang.
- Place your nail or screw on the end of the blue tape. Then remove the tape and hang your picture!
What do y’all think? These picture hanging tips saved me so much time and guesswork. I hope it helps y’all too!
If you know of any other picture hanging hacks, please feel free to enlighten me with a comment below. I’m all about sharing ideas!
You can see more of this side buffet and clock and my rustic beach cottage dining room with all decor sources HERE.
If you liked the botanical prints head on over to my DIY framed botanical prints with free printables HERE.
If you liked the vintage desk under the botanical prints, you can see how I stripped the wood on this beauty HERE.
If you liked the modern vintage chair with the desk, you can see how I transformed it with only spray paint HERE.
Thanks for stopping by friends.