My brain tilts right. A few years ago, my sister and I decided to hang wall art behind my son’s bed. After 40 minutes we had a dozen nail holes in the drywall. We used the “let’s eyeball technique” favored by people like us who are not fans of the more accurate math and measurement technique.
Why do you think we tilted the banner and called it good? I love a banner they are way more forgiving than the frames with all the fancy hardware on the back.
So when I wanted to hang photo frames that had the two mounting brackets on opposite ends of the frame, I started to sweat.
The thought of measuring the width and distance of the frame AND the distance between the brackets and the top of the frame made my head spin.
My instinct is to default to the lean it and leave it technique that I used here.
Here is the easiest way to hang a frame if you turn a frame over and see multiple brackets on opposite ends of the frame.
It is a workaround until I figure out the math. #don’tjudge
I try and buy frames based on the mounting hardware. When the mounting brackets are on opposite sides of the frame it means I will be patching a wall. Trying to hang a level frame usually means a math problem and measuring tape. Now I may go that route with a heavy or really nice piece of artwork. But, for almost every other photo or print, I discovered the easiest way to hang a frame without taking out half the wall with nail holes.
THE EASIEST WAY TO HANG A FRAME
Next time you find yourself with the mounting brackets on opposite sides and you need an easy fix. Try this:
- Grab ribbon or twine thin enough to thread through the mounting bracket’s hook.
- Cut the length of the ribbon or twine to be able to thread the ribbon through the mounting bracket holes on opposite sides.
- By threading the ribbon through both brackets on the back of the frames eliminates the 2nd nail in the drywall. The ribbon becomes the one-stop hanging apparatus. Tip: The professionally framed artwork includes the wire apparatus to accommodate the weight. You can buy the wire mounting hardware, but this is a cheap hack when you want to get this frame on the wall before the next episode of “insert Top 10 Netflix show.”
Before you leave, check out how I repurposed a shipping frame here. It is one of my favorite repurpose projects.
Would love a pin!