Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Easy Way to Hang Large Paintings and Mirrors

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This is by far, the easiest way to hang a large painting or mirror. 

I have this large mirror that I wanted to hang near my back door, 
so I thought I'd show you all how easy it is. 

To hang it I'm going to need two screws anchored into the wall, 
because it's a bit heavy. If I'm going to be hanging other things from it (my keys or purse), I want it very secure. 

The easiest way to measure the space between the two hangers, 
is to use painters tape.  

 And then cut the tape to exactly where the screw or nail will go. 

When you've cut the tape you simply put it up on the wall where you want it. 

(You can use a level to make sure it's perfectly even, but I never do. 
I just put it on the wall, stand back, and adjust it if needs be.)

The next step is to drill your holes.  (See my new drill?) 

Next comes the anchor and the screw, 
and you're ready to hang your painting or mirror. 

Leave the screw sticking out a little.

It works perfectly every time! 

Pin this to remember it for the next time you need to hang a large piece. :)


Anonymous said...

Thanks Julie! That looks easy - and cool. did you restain the mirror?

Unknown said...

Anon - Thanks for stopping by. I didn't stain it, lucky for me, it came that way! J.

Erlene said...

You do it the same way I do it. Sometimes I use a paper template too.

Unknown said...

It's so much easier than measuring! Julia

Unknown said...

It's so much easier than measuring! Julia

Winnie said...

You do make look so easy :)
But, as good as I am baking, there is no way I could do this....