Anyone else like that or do you leave it to your man?
This is my method for hanging wall decor on the wall (mostly frames and shelves) and I promise it's SUPER easy that you might as well learn if you don't know! :)
The tools that I use are:
Masking Tape or Painters Tape
Stud Finder (sometimes)
Drywall Anchors (sometimes)
*Note: If you are hanging a shelf intended to hold heavy items, or any other heavy artwork you will want to either drill the screw directly into a stud OR if you don't have the option to use a stud then you should use drywall anchors before the screws to make it secure.
First, I lay a piece of masking tape across the entire width/back of the item I'm hanging, just like I did with my shelf.
Then, I remove the tape from the back of the shelf and place it up on the wall where I want the shelf to be. I just eyeball it.
Next, I use my level against the tape to ensure that the shelf will be straight and level when I hang it. When the bubble on the level is centered, I simple mark two dots (in line with the original lines that I drew) on the tape. Does that make sense?
After that, I grab my screw and drill. Placing the screw directly over the dot on the tape, I drill it into the wall. Once both screws are in, I carefully remove the tape from the wall and discard it.
And you're done! And the best part is, you did it all by yourself -- go you!!!
Did you notice some new items on the gallery wall? It's coming along nicely, in fact, I think it's done! I could get carried away with it, but I am stopping myself because I love how it is now! More on that soon...