A quick & easy way to adjust the height of pictures:
This is the final article in my series about hanging pictures. This series explains all the tricks and tips that I have discovered over many years. I hope that it will save you the frustrating aspects of the job and leave you with the enjoyment of creating a finished look on your walls.
Using picture wire
The most useful reason for hanging pictures with picture wire is that you can adjust the picture wire instead of moving the hook and creating another hole in the wall!
If you’ve measured and put in your hook and the picture appears too high or low, follow these steps.
- Take down the offending picture, untwist one end of the picture wire and let it out a bit to lower the picture or take it in a bit to heighten the picture. Give the wire just ONE twist to hold it in place.
- Try it out on the hook. Repeat this adjusting process until the picture looks right. Then finish by twisting the wire snugly and hang the picture.
- Another quick fix: If a picture is a bit to far to the left or right, add a second hook the appropriate distance to the left or right of the first hook. This will shift your picture to left or right.
Adjusting the picture wire works well for any single or grouped picture if you feel, after hanging it, that it is an inch or so too high or low. The more space that you have between the top of the picture frame and the wire, the more room you have for adjustment.
Have fun hanging your pictures. Take some time, measure carefully and they will look stunning!