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During our remodel, our contractor found a group of the home’s original blueprints hidden in a wall. While they were old and slightly water-damaged, we wanted to save them and have them hung in our home.
So I had them restored – not cheap but SO worth it – I 100% recommend this place if you’re in St. Louis and need something restored. We ended up being able to have four of the six blueprints we found restored. I knew I wanted to display them all together to show the original home’s plan, which meant that I’d have to figure out how to hang them in a group. Spoiler alert! I did it 😉 and I’m going to show you how:
Hanging pictures gives me slight anxiety; I don’t want to mess up the walls, I want the pictures to be even, the height to be right, you get the gist. And hanging 4 photos in a grouping was REALLY stressing me out, but I just did it and it wasn’t as painful as I thought!
Here’s how to hang multiple pictures evenly with zero stress and only a few tools!
Supplies you’ll need:
- laser level – I have one built
in tomy stud finder but this one has amazing reviews at a great price
- blue painters tape
- hold your pictures up on the wall to eyeball about how high you want them off the ground and between spaces on the wall. I was going to eye-level but not too low to keep them out of reach of my kids
- use a laser level to make an even line on your wall. use a pencil to mark a tiny spot on both of the furthest ends of the laser line on the wall – no need to draw a line across the entire wall
- use your painter’s tape to create an even line between the two points you just drew on the wall
- hammer a nail into the wall right above the painter’s tape
- remove the painter’s tape
If you’re hanging a group of 4 pictures, just repeat the same steps for the second ‘row’ of pictures. I didn’t measure the exact distance between the top and bottom row of pictures, just eyeballed it.
Then hang your pictures on the wall and readjust as necessary.
How I hung my group of 4 pictures:
The Blueprints: Before & After
I was honestly shocked at how easy it was to hang pictures using a laser level and painter’s tape.