Hanging heavy pictures, art pieces, mirrors and more can be difficult. What kind of anchor to use, how to install it, etc. Well, I’m here to help and show you how to hang a heavy picture easily and securely. This is absolutely the best way to hang heavy pictures that I’ve ever found.
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.
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I like big art and I cannot lie.
Figuring out how to hang heavy wall art though can sometimes be a problem. Before, I was always the girl that did her damnedest to find a wall stud behind the drywall 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.
Hanging Heavy Pictures
It could very well be that I am the last person in the world to know about these things, but they have made my life so much easier when it comes to hanging a picture 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.
I’ve used both a drill and a screwdriver when putting these into the wall and either way works just fine.
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.
You can also use these to hang a heavy mirror. 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. Update! It’s now been nearly three years since I first used these anchors and they are still going strong!
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. 🙂
Can you share any tips in the comments for how to hang a large picture?
More wall art related posts you’ll want to see…
How to Make a Huge Frame for Cheap – not too hard either!
Best Sources for Affordable Wall Art – some of my go-to places for great art.
DIY Wall Art with a Gift Bag – yep, a gift bag!
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