Earlier in the month I showed you my gigantic Marilyn Monroe string art piece that sits above my desk. Some of you wrote me and asked how I was able to hang each piece without nailing 65 different holes in the walls to get it right, and I'm here to share it! It was the first time I tried this technique, and it was definitely the easiest picture hanging experience I've ever had. Ever.
I originally came across this awesome tutorial on Celebrate Everyday, who saw it on Pinterest - I'm sure you all have too. So it's been circulating for a while, I shared it with you all (because it's genius!) a while back, and finally got to put it to the test. I needed to hang the 12 tablets that make up Marilyn, which was really intimidating as they needed to line up. Here's a lovely photo run through:
- Hammer a small nail halfway through the end of a ruler (anywhere near the end).
- Make sure it sits half in, half out.
- Use the nail to hold your picture, and float it to the wall.
- Line the picture exactly where you want it, and use your free hand to hold the ruler against the wall.
- Remove the photo (while keeping the ruler in place) and push the nail into the wall with your thumb, to make a mark.
- Remove the ruler & don't lose that mark. Circle it in pencil if you need to.
- Hammer a new nail into the mark you made, and put the photo back up. It should hang exactly where you had it before.
That's it! It really was easy! What I thought would take me hours to do, took about 45 minutes. for 12 tablets. I felt so proud that I didn't have to repeat any, why haven't I tried this before? I rewarded my productivity by not doing anything for the rest of the day. I mean it looked like I did a lot, right? Heh... right. This would be perfect for arranging a gallery wall, especially if you don't have all the pieces collected for your gallery yet. Easy to add onto.
So that's that. We're done. For this post I tried to go more, condensed, Pinterest friendly tutorial style - but if you're the type that likes more details, they are all included - photo by photo - after the break.
Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend everyone!
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