Two OOK Screw Hooks. These are meant to screw into drywall and leave a nice extending head – kinda like a very sturdy push-pin.
Glue. Whatever will affix the dowel to the painted frame. We used super-glue gel, but probably a hot glue gun would work too.
Notice how the wooden dowel fits nicely in the gap between the two “heads” of the Screw Hooks. This is the key to this hack.
Step #1: Cut the dowel to fit between the two sides of the frame. Glue the dowel under the top of the frame. Keep the dowel flush with the frame back.
Step #2: Screw the Screw Hooks into the drywall. Keeping them level is important. Their side-to-side placement is less critical since the dowel can slide on the Screw Hooks.
Step #3: Hang the frame with the dowel resting on both Screw Hooks.
The picture above shows how the parts fit together. Note that the dowel does not actually support the weight of the frame, it merely keeps it snugly against the wall.
~ by IllinoisOwl
You may also be interested in creating an IKEA RIBBA photo gallery
Don’t throw the RIBBA backing paper away just yet. It is really useful in marking the photo gallery layout on the wall. Once you’re happy with the shape and mix of frames, you can start hammering or drilling the walls. Get the full photo gallery tutorial from IKEA.