Hanging Pictures Easily

by Doris Donnerman
(last updated November 16, 2015)

If you wish to hang your child's new artwork, display family photos, or show off beautiful family heirlooms you should be able to successfully hang frames so that your decorating job looks professional and successful. Poorly hung pictures frames appear tacky and thoughtless.

After you have picked out your frames you will want to pick up some materials at the hardware store. You will need a level, nails, raptor anchors, a drill with drill bits, and a hammer. You'll also find your task easier if you ask for some help from a friend, neighbor or family member. It is now time to start your project!

The first task is to consider placement of your frames. When considering placement you will want to keep in mind your furniture, windows, and the function of the room. You will want to hang your frame a little bit above eye level or right about eye level for optimal viewing and placement on the wall. Have your assistant hold your frame in the intended area and step back to so you can see properly and evaluate where you are considering putting the frame.

Once you are satisfied with your placement, put the frame aside in a safe place while you ready your hardware. Choose the proper size drill bit and drill your hole; if you have drywall you will need to use raptor anchors to properly secure your frames. If you are not planning on using a drill, choose the proper size nail and hammer your nail into the wall. Now you can properly position your frame on the nail or screw. If you are planning on hanging multiple frames you will want to use a level to make sure that they are properly hung in relation to each other.

Some important tips to remember include using gloves so that artwork is not smudged and keeping artwork or family heirlooms covered until you are ready to hang them permanently. If an heirloom or picture is extremely expensive you should really consider the function of the room; if you intend on using the room as a family room you should consider not placing that type of artwork in the room.

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Doris Donnerman

Doris is a jack of all trades, writing on a variety of topics. Her articles have helped enlighten and entertain thousands over the years. ...

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