How to Hang a Picture with Two Hangers

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Learn from our expert how to hang a picture that has two hangers in this free interior design video on techniques and tips for hanging pictures.

Part of the Video Series: How to Hang a Picture
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Video Transcript

In this series we're going to show you how to hang big pictures, small pictures and every size in between. We're going to show you how to use hangers and we're going to show you how to quickly and easily hang a picture just like a professional. In this clip I'm going to show you how to hang a mirror that requires two anchor points, one on either side. This is a little more complex because you've got to make sure your anchor points are perfectly level with each other otherwise your mirror will be slanted and there's not a whole lot of room for error on this one. So the first thing we want to do is we want to measure the distance between the two anchor points. So, I'm going to get my tape measure and we'll measure from one anchor point to the other. And this one just happens to be 24 inches. I'm going to be using these 50 pound anchors and it's a bit of overkill for the weight of this mirror but I'm just going to add a little more strength to our anchor there. So I've decided that I want my anchor point to be right at about 70 inches. So I'm going to get my tape measure and measure up 70 inches and put a mark. Now depending on where I want it on the wall, I wanted the center of the mirror to be right here so we're 24 inches, the mirror is 24 inches wide so from this mark I need to move over 12 inches this way and 12 inches the other way. And I'll have two marks and that will give me the 24 inches that I need. So for my center mark, I'm going to get my level and put it right on the mark at the right height and I'm going to draw just a real light pencil line. One over here about where 12 inches is and one on the other end. Now I'm going to get my tape measure and I'm going to measure over 12 inches. I'm going to put a mark and then 12 inches the other way and I'm going to put a mark there. And then just to double check myself I'm going to measure from one point to the other. And it should be 24 inches, and it is. Now I'm going to take my anchors and this anchor, the nail is actually a bit higher than where the mirror is going to attach to it so I want to make sure that the bottom of the anchor is going to be on my mark. So I'm going to put my safety glasses on. Any time I use my hammer I'm going to use these. And we're going to nail in my first anchor. And now for the second anchor. And there we go, we have our mirror hung. It's plum and level and it's exactly where we want it to be.


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