Hanging a Shelf? Check This Out…
Hanging shelves is not always a fun task – especially for me… If I don’t use a level, that shelf is all sorts of crooked! When we found a really awesome wall shelf with built in keyhole hangers at our favorite out-of-state import store, I also found a super-easy way to hang a wall shelf that I will share today!
- Straight Edge (<– affiliate link!)
- Level (<– affiliate link!)
- Painters’ Tape (<– affiliate link!)
- Power Drill with 1/8″ Bit
- Auger Anchors (if there are no wall studs where the shelf is being hung (<– affiliate link!)
Determine where the shelf will be hung and using the level and the straight edge (plus a few extra hands), draw a straight line on the wall.
If the shelf has built in hangers, stretch a piece of painters’ tape across the back of the shelf, over the hangers, and poke a hole through the tape into the hangers.
Remove the tape and stretch it under the line drawn on the wall where the shelf will hang positioning the holes for the hangers over wall studs, if possible. (If there are no studs, don’t worry – see Step 5!)
Use the drill and the 1/8″ drill bit to drill holes through the holes poked in the tape that mark the hangers.
Drive 2″ screws (or any hardware that came with the shelf) into the holes (if the holes are located over wall studs), then hang the shelf.
If there are no wall studs where the shelf will be hung, insert auger anchors into the holes, then drive the screws through the anchors.
Remember to use hangers and anchors that will support the item being hung as well as the items that will be on it! Have any questions about my easy method? Leave a comment below!