Monday, May 9, 2011

The Art of Hanging Art #3

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  • Hang art at eye level where it can be easily seen and enjoyed. That can be at standing or sitting eye level, the choice is yours. Hold the art against the wall where you want to hang it. Start with its center five feet high from the floor, then adjust it to your preference. For a reference point, make a small pencil mark on the wall at the top center of the frame.
  • Never just hammer a nail into the wall! Choose the appropriate hanging device based on the composition of your walls and the weight of your art. Always hang art on two hooks and two wall hangers for even and level support. Heavier pieces should be hung with D rings.
  • Place the hooks, lay your frame face down and pull the hanging wire toward the top of the frame in two spots the same distance from the top. These spots are where the hangers will be placed. (The further apart they are, the closer the art will be to the wall.)
  • Measure the distance between these two spots, as well as the distance between one of them and the top of the frame.
  • Transfer these dimensions to the wall starting with your center mark.
  • Install the wall hangers at the two hanging spots.
  • Begin hanging with the central piece, using it as a reference point for all the others.
Happy Hanging!  Thanks for viewing this three-part series on "The Art of Hanging Art" - not always as easy as it looks. 

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