How to hang pictures in a row

5 frames hallway table

If the thought of hanging five picture frames above a table like we did here scares you to death, don’t worry — it’s much easier than you think! With the right tools and a few tips and tricks you’ll be able to recreate this look in no time.

To speed things up, have these tools handy and ready to use before you begin: a Hang & Level, painter’s tape, a CenterFinder, a Déco Hammer, Déco Nails, and Anchor Points.

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Here’s how I did it:

Decide on the order in which you want to display the five pictures. Start by placing your favorite one in the center, since it will be the focal point of your display. Place the three middle frames on the table, use the CenterFinder to line up the middle one with the center of the table.  Decide on the spacing to leave between each frame. I ended up lining up the outer frames with the ends of the table as it counterbalanced the weight of the table quite nicely. The spacing ended up being 4 inches.

Hang 5 frames measure table

Hang the middle frame first. I left approximately 13 inches between the bottom of the frames and the table so that larger accessories could be displayed without getting in the way of the frames. Stick Anchor Points on the bottom corners of your frame to keep it nice and straight. The Anchor Points will prevent the frame from shifting when hammering the other frames up and keep it straight even when dusting.

Hang 5 frames middle one

Next, hang the first adjacent frame, either the one on the left or right (it doesn’t matter which). Line up the top edge with the top of the frame you’ve just hung and line the outer edge up with the right edge of the table. Hang it and stick Anchor Points on the bottom corners.

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Repeat the same steps to hang the third frame.

To figure out the proper spacing for the two frames on the end of your display, cut pieces of painter’s tape equal in length to the spacing left between the frames already hung. I spaced my frames 4 inches apart.  Use the tape as a guideline for spacing and line up the top of the frame with those already on the wall.

Hang 5 frames outer corners

Peel off the painter’s tape and you’re done!


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Click here to see how we transformed this hallway table into an elegant dining room and functional home office.

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If you have questions about this blog post, please email, tweet, or FB me and I’ll be happy to help you.

Liette Tousignant
Co-Founder of Under The Roof Decorating


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