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5 Easy Steps to Hang A Picture

Every home owner or apartment renter should add a little bit of their personality into the space they’re living. One of the nest ways to do this is to put pictures up. Nothing says you like pictures of family, friends, yourself, a painting you like, or trips you’ve taken. After you decide what pictures you want up he last step is to hang them. Heres a quick guide on how.

Step 1

Gather all of the necessary materials. You will need a pencil, stud finder, level, hammer, nail. Lay these out on a table or on the floor so they are easily available in an organized fashion.

*If you are making the frame for your picture you will want to buy a cable system that you can attach to the back of the frame. This is what you will use to hang the picture on the nail in the wall.

Step 2

Hold the picture up to the wall where you want it to hang. Use the stud finder to make sure you are going into a soft spot on the wall. Take your pencil and mark the center of the top of the frame. This is your wall mark. If needed, measure the top of the frame to make sure you mark the center.

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Step 3

Measure from the top of the frame to the middle. Measure the same distance from the mark on the wall and make another mark where this length ends.

Step 4

Hammer a nail into the wall in the spot of the second mark you made. Nail it into the wall in a downward angle leaving just enough room to hang your frame.

Step 5

Gently place the cable on the hook. There should be just enough give in the cable to have the picture resting on the wall just where you want it. Erase any pencil marks that can be seen and you’re all done!