Most of the times, we tend to buy picture frames that end up looking out of place in the room we place them in. We would think that the tabletop picture frame would be better if converted into a hanging picture frame, or that a hanging picture frame would look better if converted into a tabletop picture frame. In any case, converting picture frames is not that hard a task, and can be done easily by following the steps mentioned below.
The first thing that needs to be done is removing the leg that allows the frame to stand on tabletops or any other surface. This would enable the frame to hang nicely on the wall. So use a pair of pliers to remove the leg from the back of the frame gently. You can use a screwdriver for the same if you see the legs attached to the board with screws.
You can attach the hardware to the frame by either screwing the eyebolts to the frame or attaching a serrated bracket to the frame with the help of nails. Purchase a picture hanging kit that comes with the tools necessary for the job.
In the case of eyebolts, attach them to the right and left ends of the back of the picture frame. Measure about 1/3 of the distance from the top of the frame and mark the spot on both sides and screw in the eyebolts.
Take a sturdy wire that would support the weight of the picture frame. Attach one end of the wire to one of the eyebolts. Let some slack (enough to let the middle of the wire reach the top of the frame), and attach the wire to the other eyebolt. Cut out the remaining wire.
In the case of a serrate bracket, attach the bracket at the back of the frame (near the top). The bracket needs to be attached in the middle of the top, so measure equal distances from both ends (horizontally). You can use nails to attach the bracket.
Hanging the picture frame is not that hard a task as well. Simply hold the picture frame against the wall and make a mark on it slightly above the place you want to hang the frame. Attach the hanger (that comes with the picture frame kit) to the wall with the help of nails. Once that is done, hang the picture frame on the hanger.
You can easily convert a tabletop picture frame into a hanging picture frame, provided you have the patience to do the job yourself. In this article, we have discussed simple steps to have your very own hanging picture frame in no time.