PICTURE-PURRFECT: How to Hang Your Portrait Perfectly
So, you’ve picked your design and uploaded your snap, waited patiently for the postman to come and excitedly opened the envelope. You’re the proud owner of a Purr & Mutt print. Now what?!
It’s time to hang up your picture of course!
We know that this can be the most tedious and frustrating stage, so in case you’re a little nervous about going freehand with a hammer, the Purr & Mutt team have put together a handy guide to help you hang your new portrait purrfectly.
Step 1: Choose the perfect spot.
Arguably, the most important step. Where are you going to proudly hang your bespoke print? Is it the first thing you want your guests to see in the corridor when they walk into your house? Or is it going pride-of-place above the mantlepiece? Perhaps in the downstairs loo? Wherever you choose, make sure there’s enough space around it and that you can hang at a good height.
Step 2: Make your mark.
Once you’ve found the perfect spot, take a pencil (not a pen!) and make a tiny cross where you’d like the nail to go in. That way, you know it’s going to be hung exactly where you want it.
Step 3: Nailed it.
It’s time to get to work! Grab your nail and carefully place it over your pencil-drawn ‘X’. Keep your fingers as close to the wall as possible. Now, (responsible adults only please!), grab your hammer and gently tap the nail until it is firmly in the wall. The trick is to take your time – go too fast and you might end up bending the nail, or worse, creating a nasty big hole in your wall!
Step 4: The moment of truth.
Now you’ve popped on your hook, you’re ready to hang your portrait! Carefully place the string onto the hook and voila! It’s best to grab a family member or friend for this part, to check that the picture is straight. Two pairs of eyes are always better than one! Or, if you want to be super precise, why not use a spirit level to see if the bubble is in the middle?
Bish, bash bosh, job done.