February 27, 2013

How To... Hang A Straight Picture

You probably think I am crazy for posting a tutorial on this... but just you wait, this is life changing!

When I hang pictures I have a pretty good eye for level.  I don't really need to use any special tools... I just can tell.  But this was not the case while I was hanging this gallery wall.

All of the black and white pictures had these two very small "d" rings for hanging up the picture.  They are so small {moveable and not evenly spaced on all frames} I was having a hard time even measuring them! Then I had a brilliant idea... {or remembered a brilliant idea from pinterest... either way}

Mark the hangers with toothpaste and the hold it up to the wall!

Since I put the toothpaste marker just slightly below the top of the "d" ring I placed the nail a hair above the toothpaste mark.  I also did some with the toothpaste on the top of the "d" ring hanger and they worked also.

Totally perfectly lined up!  Just remember to wipe the toothpaste off before you hang the pic! 
I swear a tube of travel toothpaste has made it into my travel tool bag!

Hi there. I'm Anna from Directions Not Included! I love reading all the Savvy organization tips everyone is sharing. I'm a bit of a neat freak so it is nice to be in good company ;) My favorite organization tip is to look for uncommon items to keep things in order. I find that if I have something that looks extra pretty or a bit unusual makes it easier for me to make the effort to keep it looking that way. Yes, you can easily get boxes or standard storage items to keep things in order but we all know that something a little nicer makes all the difference. That that pretty handmade ceramic serving dish and use it to corral the remotes.


Take the ceramic egg carton out of the kitchen and onto your vanity to keep your jewelry organized and on display.


 Or repurpose picture ledges to keep your glitter under control.


 So take a look around your house and think of ways to repurpose an item to keep your belongings in order. Thanks for always being so welcoming, Tiffany! It is always nice to stop by here. 


Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

What a smart idea.

Anna@Directions Not Included said...

Toothpaste! I need to add a tube to my tool kit :)

Luci @Bungalow At Home said...

Really? So many tricks to hanging art but i like this one!!