…to hanging perfectly straight photographs (or any other type of pictures)…
I promised I’d share my secret and so here it is:
:: the ingredients ::
no more nails and some 1” x 1/2” batten
a level, preferably a long one!
:: the method ::
I cut the batten into roughly 6” pieces (making sure they would all fit behind each of my different size frames) then drew a level for the top line of my bottom row. Using the no more nails, I stuck the batten pieces roughly in place of each photo – I lined them up on the floor below to give me some idea (plus I’d laid them out previously to get my final layout). I had to wait patiently for 24 hours before I could then hang my frames on the battens. They are literally just balanced on the batten!
Then I drew another level above this row (I balanced the level on top of the frames and drew along it!). I then rested each of the top row of photos on top of the level and marked it with a pencil to show where to stick the next bits of batten. 24 hours later and up they went!
:: the result ::
I used what I had to hand (read, my camera memory card) to ensure an equal space between each photo and for the two lots of double height frames on the top row, I repeated the process of hanging the lower photo and then marking position of the batten for the top ones.
So, you see, nothing fancy, just good old display tactics!
Thanks Allison, for the tip!