If you haven’t noticed, one thing the 70’s Landing Pad has a lot of that the Beloved Foreclosure didn’t is art – big art.
I like big art and I cannot lie.
Hanging large and heavy art though can sometimes be a problem. Before, I was always the girl that did her damnedest to find a stud to hang heavy pictures, mirrors, etc. on. I would even scoot whatever piece of furniture over a few inches to make it centered under the heavy object if I could find a stud for it. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.
However, those studs haven’t always been exactly, or even close in some cases, where I needed them to be in The 70’s Landing Pad. I went to Home Depot planning to just buy some regular old heavy duty wall anchors to hang some of the pieces, but instead I found these Wall Driller Picture Hooks.
It could very well be that I am the last person in the world to know about these things, but they made my life so much easier with hanging this art that I had to tell you about them. I found mine at Home Depot in brass, but you can also get them online. Each brass hook holds up to 60 lbs.
The anchors and hooks are separate in the package.
You put the hook and anchor together before screwing it into the wall.
You can use a drill or screwdriver to fasten it to the wall.
We used a drill, but I think a screwdriver would work just fine as well.
Then, just hang your art on it.
Most all of my art came with D-Rings attached on each side. For the piece above, I was able to run a heavy duty hanging wire from side to side through the d-rings and then hang the wire on the hook anchor.
Some of my pieces however were too heavy to run the wire back and forth like the art in my dining room.
For those pieces, I used two of the wall driller picture hooks spaced apart the same distance the d-rings were spaced apart on the back of the frame.
The same was true of the Lion art in my living room.
In my master bathroom, I didn’t have any hooks at all on the back of the mirror, so I bought d-rings and attached them to the back of the mirror, then attached the Wall Driller Picture Hooks to the wall and hung the mirror on them.
Most all of these things have been up since around mid-May and none of them have budged a bit. These anchors are my go-to for hanging heavy pictures and other heavy things on the wall now. Of course, finding a stud and drilling a screw into that and then hanging your heavy stuff is always the best way to go, but when that can’t happen, these hook anchors are the next best thing in my opinion.
Also, this is not a sponsored post for the picture hooks in any way. I just found this product and thought it was great, so I wanted to tell you about it. 🙂
You can also visit my Minted Shop for more of my favorite art picks!
Do you have any other tips or tricks for hanging heavy pictures or other wall decor items?
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