Easy tape trick for hanging art perfectly straight from Thrifty Decor Chick

Easy tape trick for hanging art perfectly straight from Thrifty Decor Chick


Nicely hi! I shared this rapid tip on my Instagram tales this week but it was these kinds of a fantastic one particular I thought it deserved it is really individual submit. 🙂 I have found this idea a couple instances over the several years but have not attempted it — I just was not sure how very well it would get the job done. 

But it worked like a charm and I will be making use of it all over again! I purchased two of these IKEA mirrors at minimum a calendar year ago for the rest room renovation: 

Stockholm mirror IKEA round

They are the Stockholm mirrors and are so rather! I was not sure how long it would be right before I began the room, but it is really a extended trip to our closest IKEA (just before we had a person open up in this article) so I grabbed them up. 

This week I was finally to the stage wherever it was time to dangle them and it was quite thrilling. 🙂 They are fairly large so the holes on the back had been considerably aside. You can use a level (I have a few extensive types), but I located this trick to be a great deal much more specific than measuring and seeking to transfer that measurement on to the wall. 

Simply because I was drilling into tile I needed this to be as precise as achievable. This minimal hack is quite straightforward. You will have to have to seize some painter’s tape and set it throughout the holes on the back of your artwork or mirror:

Art or mirror hanging trick with painter's tape

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Make positive the tape is placed at the exact same location on every single facet. (This means the same length from the prime of the tape.) Then I poked a gap by means of the tape. You can also mark it with a pen for a truly specific measurement: 

Easy hack for hanging art straight
Then you consider your tape and put it exactly where you want on the wall. You may continue to have to have a amount for this component — I forgot to get a picture of utilizing it, but you want to keep it in opposition to the tape to look at: 
Hanging mirror using painter's tape

Then you just drill, working with your marks as a information! 

When you drill into tile you need to use a bit specially for tile — this is the set I have and I like that they include things like four distinct dimensions:
How to drill into tile

It will take awhile to get via the tile — you can expect to need some tolerance and a absolutely charged drill. )

How to drill into tile

Then you can insert your anchors or screws and hold your product! 

Again, I have usually measured with tape or a degree but I found this to be much a lot more exact. I wasn’t likely to mess all-around with this tile!:

Easy trick for hanging mirror with painter's tape

Sorry for the messy mirror — the big cleaning will occur soon after the room is finished. 😆

Now this portion of the room is totally useful yet again and it only took possibly two months? Ha! I am very certain I keep in mind expressing some thing about it only getting two months. I need to know far better. 

So significantly remaining to do — right now I plan to get that door trim up! Gradual but sure, this room is coming collectively and is turning into 1 of my favorites in our house! 

Have you made use of this hanging trick? I am a fan for confident!





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