Whenever I used to have a picture to hang that had two hooks – one on each end, I’d suffer through many nail holes in the wall trying to get it straight. But I have a pretty much fool-proof method now that keeps me sane while hanging this type of picture or ornament on the wall.
Here’s how I do it:
I put a piece of tape – scotch or masking will work fine – all the way across the picture from one hook to the other. I mark the middle of each hook on the tape.
Then I take the tape off and put it on the wall where I want the picture to hang. I get it as straight as my eye can tell, then I pull out the level and put it across the top of the tape and check to see if it’s crooked.
I move the tape up or down, as necessary. Now the piece of tape is straight and the marks where the nails go are clear. I tap the nails into place and hang the picture!
I hung this rack in my entry way this week and love it! It was a clearance find at Hobby Lobby. The regular price was $27.99 – I paid under $10 for it! Woo Hoo! I popped the little Hello sign on top for a little whimsy. That was a $3 Target spot find.
Anyone else have trouble with getting things hung straight? I hope this will keep you from making a dozen holes in your walls!