My walls are quite stark. This isn’t because I take a minimalist approach to decorating. Rather, it’s because I have little
patience with myself when it comes to measuring and measuring again to get it right the second or third or fourth time. You see, I have a one-sided war with those little triangular doohickeys on the back of frames—especially when there are two. It’s hard enough getting a picture to hang straight with just one doohickey, but when another is added to the mix, suddenly I have marks and nail holes all over my wall and the picture is still hanging crookedly. This combined with my ever-so-slight touch of OCD results in few pictures on the walls.
However, I have recently come across a brilliant solution to this doohickey problem. A simple piece of ribbon or string can become your magical weapon against crooked hangings.
What You’ll Need:
- A frame or art with doohickeys for hanging
- Ribbon or string
- Thread the string or ribbon through all the doohickeys and cut, allowing for a little slack in the line and the ends long enough to
be tied together.
- Tie the ends together.
- Hang frame or art using the middle of the ribbon or string instead of the doohickeys. If your hanging is small enough, you can get by with only one nail!