Help - hanging pictures

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  1. HotForHoney

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    I bought these mirrors (frames).

    Frames are 10x10. They look good about 2" apart. I have scrapbook paper that's 12"x12". So if I tape that to the wall in a grid, each frame goes at the top left corner and it should work, right?

    Then we/I have to figure out how to do the second "later".

    They are about 1 pound each and I'll be using command strips.
     

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    Clear hanging wire or picture wire on the command hooks?
     
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    Measure up from the floor to get starting marks on each side. Then do the layout from there. Once you get first layer down, can you double face tape the second layer?
     
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    I like to use straight pins to hang light stuff.
     
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    I am actually pretty handy believe it or not, and I would not do that job without a level.

    First I try to figure out where I want the eye to land, and once I know that, I plan to hang things at the eye level of one who is 5'7" being that the average height of women is two or three inches less than that, and for men it is two or three inches more (size matters!).

    Since you are hanging several, I would start with the row that will be at eye level, and figure out where the top edge should be, taking into consideration how high that is above the hanging mechanism. Then just go all the way across with the level. After that, it does not matter whether you hang the ones above or below first. Just keep using the level so they are all parallel.

    Homes never have perfectly square rooms, so don't be surprised if there is a tiny bit more space between the floor and the bottom of the last row on one side of the row versus the other (same for the top). They will potentially look crooked if you try to measure up the same distance from the floor (or down from the ceiling).

    You can hang them with whatever you want as long as the hanger is appropriate for the weight. You have to sometimes be careful with wires because of tilting, but it doesn't look like those would have that problem.
     
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    WARNING: Smart-ass reply...
    hangintherecat.jpg
    (Get it - it's another "hanging" picture! :p)
     
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    Yet again, another assumed by you smart ass, answer but totally pointless .

    Now will you be told but substitute counter top for floor.
     
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    This is most impressive; a blonde with beauty, brains, knowledge and know how :p
     
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    Thanks, Bushy! That might just be the sweetest thing anyone on this forum has ever said to me, especially considering how annoying the whole 'dumb blonde' stereotype can be.
     
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    image.jpg Halfway done. Ran out of command strips.
     
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    Looking good!
     
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    FYI - making marks 2" apart on the level really helped.
     
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    Looking good Honey.
     
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