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The Most Ingenious Way to Hang Art Between Studs!

One of my greatest struggles was not knowing how to hang art between studs.

I did in fact know how to do it. I just didn’t like my options.

All this time I’ve stored away my art collection because I was under the impression that the only way I could hang art between studs was with drywall anchors. And to my incredible luck, I discovered that this belief was untrue.

I decided to write up this super quick post because a Google search on how to hang art between studs was yielding results that suggested drywall anchors or command hooks.

And I take issue with both of those options. And maybe – just maybe – you do too.

Why Drywall Anchors Are Impractical for Hanging Art

If you need to hang art, drywall anchors will work. They are easy to work with and are fairly cheap.

But my problem with them is when it comes to removing them and repairing the damage they cause.

Drywall anchors can be such a hassle to remove.

And depending on their size, they’ll leave a large hole in your drywall. Of course, you can fill them in with spackle, but it’s not always so easy blending out that repair with the rest of the wall.

I know wall repairs are not a big deal to some people. They’re not hard to do. Not really. However, I’m more concerned about the result of the repair.

I mean look around. This is a home decor blog. In fact, I do care about little things like a 1cm spackled repair that I can see from two feet away.

Why I Dislike Hanging Art with Command Hooks

Nothing’s worse than having a favorite art piece crash to the ground because your command hook couldn’t support its weight.

If you’re lucky, the glass didn’t shatter. Or if there’s no glass, hopefully, the frame didn’t chip.

My main gripe with command hooks is that they are just unreliable.
Although an uncommon occurrence, you also risk the chance of the hook peeling the paint off your walls.

For those who have never had these experiences with Command Hooks, I can see why you would buy them. They are convenient. Particularly when compared to nails and drywall anchors.

But having to take on some risk to use this product isn’t something I am willing to do.

The Best Way to Hang Art Between Studs – Drywall Hooks

I don’t recall how I came across this product, but I’m so glad I did!

Drywall hooks function as any other hook. The difference is that they look like a funny little J. Looking at their simple design, it’s a wonder how these hadn’t been invented sooner. I mean, a drywall anchor is much more complex, isn’t it?

Here are all the pros to drywall hooks:

  • Minimal wall damage
  • Can support up to 100 lbs. – according to the manufacturer
  • Easy to use
  • They are reusable as long as you don’t bend them out of shape
  • Relatively affordable

I would write a list with cons, but the list would be empty. Granted, I may encounter a con later – and I’ll let you know if I do. But for now, drywall hooks are the most ideal product to buy.

This product is very simple to use, no tools required. I did find my fingers slipping along the hook when I tried to pierce the drywall, but I solved that by gripping the hook with a hand towel.

Drywall hooks are easy to install and remove. I don’t know who came up with this product, but in doing so they have solved my issue of how to hang art between studs. Believe it or not, that was one of my biggest decorating challenges.

And that’s all from me. I took a break from hanging pictures to write this post, but it is now time to resume. Hope this helps you as much as it helped me!

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