Simple Hack to Grasp Artwork Completely Straight | Thrifty Decor Chick

Grasp artwork simply with this painter’s tape hack!

In case 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 do not get the holes drilled completely within the wall, every part 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 while you’re attempting to hold heavy gadgets like mirrors. Lifting it again 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 kind 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 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 one in every of these once more in our present residence! 

They’re fairly giant so the holes on the again had been far aside. You should utilize a stage, however most are 24 inches or shorter. Regardless that we’ve a 4 foot stage, 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 needed this to be as precise as doable. This little hack is fairly straightforward. 

You may 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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Be sure the tape is positioned on the identical spot on both sides. (Which 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

You may also 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 may nonetheless want a level for this half, however the good factor is sort of any stage will work. You do not want an excellent lengthy one to examine how stage your tape is.  

Maintain it towards the tape to examine. Modify the tape accordingly: 

Hanging mirror using painter's tape

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

In case you’re drilling proper into drywall or wooden, you will 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 challenge, I needed to drill into tile, which is at all times nerve-racking! When drilling into tile it’s worthwhile 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 means of the tile — you will want some persistence and a totally charged drill. 😉

How to drill into tile

Then you possibly can insert your anchors or screws and cling 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 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 certain! I’ve used it so many occasions through the years. 

black and white tile wood vanity