Saturday, September 10, 2011

How To Hang A Wall Object With Two Hooks


 I purchased this wall hook from Garden Ridge to use in the bathroom, for my kids to hang their towels on.


Once I got home, I realized hanging it would be a little tricky!  

Ugh... the dreaded "two hook" back!

I realize there is a more technical way to hang this.  I am neither technical or patient, so this is what I did!  I tore off a few sheets of paper towels the same length as my hook (select-a-size paper towels work best).  *Be sure to place the paper towels level with the top of your wall hook.  Then using my screwdriver, I marked a spot on the paper towel for each hook.

Hold the paper towel in place with a piece of tape.  Then screw your screws(ha ha) into the wall on the marks you created with the screwdriver.

Make sure the screws are nearly flush with the wall, otherwise there will be a gap in between the wall and the hook.

Next, remove the paper towels.  Now that your screws are up, you are ready to hang your hook!

You're done!  Simply hang your hook on the wall (or in my case, the door) and stand back to admire your handiwork.

*Thank you so much to Diane @ In My Own Style for featuring my tip on her Facebook page and website and Brittany @ Pretty Handy Girl for featuring my tip as well!

*I recently updated the bathroom. You can view the space by clicking here!

40 comments:

  1. Genius!

    You don't know how many holes I've put in my walls trying to hang something with two hooks. The pain is over. Thanks Brandi.

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  2. Brandi, quanto tempo não nos visitamos!Quanta novidade! Estava um tanto desanimada, sem vontade de fazer nada, mas a cabeça fervilhava de ideias. É uma injeção de ânimo vir ao seu blog, você nos traz sempre boas e criativas ideias, seu cabide(é assim que chamamos em meu país) ficou lindo... obrigada por compartilhar! Um bom fim de semana, beijinhos!

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  3. Brilliant!! I just told my hubby your tip about hanging and he's seriously impressed too. This will be of great help to him going forward! Btw....LOVE the fleur de lis hooks. :)

    Have a great weekend!

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  4. Oh man I wish I had of had this great tip yesterday while trying to hang something. Thanks for the tip because I am sure it will be used here at the crib! Have a great weekend!

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  5. So smart! When I moved to my place this past January I should have totally thought about that! I'm definitely going to be using this method from now on! :)

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  6. I usually run the two hook back! Now I can buy them, thanks! What a great idea. No more fifty holes behind every two hooked object!
    Debbie

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  7. When are you getting your own show on HGTV?
    m.

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  8. GENIUS Brandy!!! I seriously have stopped buying stuff with these hangers because I can never get that perfect measurement. Bless you for coming up with such a simple way!! :)

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  9. And oops!!!! I totally knew you spelled your name with an "i"! Sorry. :(

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  10. That is incredibly clever. I've never liked those two hooky things, but this makes it manageable - thanks for the tip!

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  11. Great job Brandi! I hate those double hook things too! I just bought something yesterday with them, so will be using your trick. Thanks for sharing.

    I hope you're having a great weekend!
    Pam

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  12. WOW! You are super smart! No, I meant to say genius!

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  13. Ok that has to be the best way that I have seen!!! I love it and I am not a patient person either, so this would be perfect for me. You are so clever my friend, thank you for sharing this.
    I just hung a dry erase board with hanger like that and I have a few holes in the wall. :)
    xoxo

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  14. I'm having one of those, "Why didn't anyone think of that sooner?" moments right now. Such a great idea.

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  15. I, too, am thinking about why the heck that didn't occur to me sooner! What a good idea!

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  16. Wow...genius. Hate the 2 hook wall whatevers, but no more!
    ~Pam
    pamspaintparlor.typepad.com

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  17. Very handy idea on how to get your hanging piece level BEFORE you hang it! Thanks for the idea! :)

    Visiting from Funky Junk Interiors Linky Party today,
    ~Suzanne in NW Illinois

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  18. Briiiilliiiaant!!!! Thanks for the great tip! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  19. I LOVE YOU! LOL! This is the best idea ever! Thank you for sharing this!

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  20. Wow, this is so neat. This is so simple, why didn't I think of it? You won't believe the holes I put in my wall just trying to get something leveled. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Wow! I am "pinning" this on my Pinterest board 'cause I might forget this genius idea you came up with the next time it's my turn to hang an item with this kind of support.

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  22. Wow! Thats brilliant! So simple too. Keep up the good work!
    visiting from www.fridaynightdatenight.blogspot.com

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  23. Fantastic tip! Those blasted double hook pictures will not boss me around anymore. LOL

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  24. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I have been known to just attach a saw tooth hanger and ignore the 2 hole ones. This is the perfect solution.

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  25. I actually have something with double hooks that I need to hang and knew I would mess it up. Thanks for the tutorial - genius!!

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  26. This is such a great tip. I have a trick for a single hook, but not a double. Now I will be able to hang anything with ease.

    Thanks for linking up to the Tricks and Tips party.
    Enjoy the Halloween weekend.

    My best- Diane

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  27. Best tip ever!!!
    EVER!
    ;)
    You don't know how many times this would've come in handy around here!
    Thanks!

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  28. This tip has changed my life! I'm an "eye baller" and not a "measurer" so I often end up having to make multiple holes in the wall. This is the most simple and amazing tip I have ever read! Thanks!

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  29. I featured your tip on my blog today! Thanks for linking to our Trick or Tip party!

    Brittany (aka Pretty Handy Girl)

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  30. Brilliant!!!! I have always struggled with that!

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  31. Useful tip. Now, I don't have to wait for hubby to hang a picture - with the level and all that hoopla.

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  32. Simple, smart and cheap...I love it! Thank you for saving my walls from yet another hole!

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  33. Love it! I had to pin this one!

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  34. sheer genius! So doing that today.

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  35. Great idea. I've got to remember this one 😃

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