How To: Hang Picture Frames With Two Hooks

How To: Hang Picture Frames With Two Hooks

Sarah Rae Smith
Aug 28, 2008

Hanging frames on your wall can either be a walk in the park, or your worst nightmare (which depending on your nightmares, could be one in the same, but I digress). See how to hang frames with the dreaded "two hook" back, easily and on the first try after the jump.

Hanging frames on the wall is relatively straight forward unless you are dealing with something tricky like plaster or concrete. It can however, become quite complicated when faced with a frame that has not one, but two hooks on the back. Follow these few easy steps and you'll be able to hang pictures successfully on the first try.

- Frame
- Small Nails
- Hammer
- Level
- Marker
- Masking Tape
- Scissor

To start, measure a length of masking tape that is just longer than the distance between the two hooks. We use a low tack (meant for auto painting) masking tape, but anything you have on hand will do!)

Next, using your marker or writing utensil of choice, mark a line at the top of the hook (to get the exact distance between the two hooks).

Then, pull the masking tape off the frame and cut each end at the mark you made.

Take your masking tape to your wall and using a level, balance out the tape from side to side. Then, press the tape against the wall.

Next, hammer your nails in at each end of the tape.

Remove the tape from the wall and stick it to the back of your frame. This way you will have it next time you want to relocate your frame and won't have to repeat the previous steps. We drew teeth on ours because we have a weird thing with inanimate objects looks like faces... and Sharpie Markers always entertain us (because deep down we're really 8).

Now that your nails are up, simply hang your frame on the wall. Stand back to admire your handy work and then find yourself a refreshing beverage... you deserve it for a job well done!

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