Some time ago I saw a tip online for hanging artwork and I decided to give it a try and see if it works. My sister gave me one of her pencil drawings of a chickadee. I was thrilled because, as you know, chickadees are my favorite bird.
I wanted to add it to my gallery wall, which contains a fair amount of chickadee artwork. The great thing about putting together a wall like this is that it is fairly easy to add to it and still have it look like it was planned from the start.
So what is the tip? I cut a thin piece of wood to 18” long. Actually, Les was around so he cut it but I told him how long I wanted it J. Then, I screwed in a 1” screw. I didn’t screw it in all of the way. I left enough out so that I could hang the picture from it.
I held it up to the wall, with the picture hanging on it and moved it around until I was happy with the placement. Then I lightly pushed against the picture so that the screw on the board made a mark in the wall.
It was easy then to hammer the nail into the puncture mark. Perfect placement and no measuring tape involved! I know the picture looks a little crooked in the photo but that is because of the angle of my camera.
My only peeve with this method is that you need a shorter board if you get near the ceiling. Otherwise, it worked really well and I will definitely use it again!
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