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HOW TO HANG A MIRROR . . . OR ANYTHING ELSE


Have you ever dealt with the frustration of those flush mount hangers usually found on the back of mirrors?  The ones that look something like this...


Well here is my solution for a nearly fool proof method of hanging them!

First off, I gave my discontinued Global Views Mirror a little makeover.  It started out basic black.  I covered it in two coats of Sherwin Williams ProClassic Paint.  My FAVORITE paint for furniture, cabinets or trim that you want that semi-gloss to gloss look.  It holds up like an Enamel without being an oil based paint.  Plus a little goes a LONG way!  (It was a color match from a piece of fabric... so I can't help you with the name.  Sorry.)
After painting it (obviously the paint leaked under the mirror during the process!  Yikes!!  Don't worry, no one will see it.) & letting it lean in the little's room for about a month... what?.. we have been busy.  I finally began the process of prepping it to hang.  Here are my tricks.



Be sure that your holes are level.  After that, drill the appropriate anchors into your wall (unless by some miracle you land on studs).  & then hang!  It still takes a little finesse to get your hangers lined up with your screws, but your screws should be in the perfect location once you can find them.  I swear every time we use this method the hubs says "they're not in the right place!" we take it down, measure (all is right) & we try it again.  Eventually finding the hangers were in the right location.  These suckers are hard to deal with. 

* TIP:  Measure your hangers first.  If they are off centered on your mirror, simply make your marks (& poke a hole) through the sticky side of your tape.  This way you will be placing your holes (off centered & all) in the correct location on your wall * 



I am so glad we were able to incorporate this mirror into the little's big girl room transformation (slowly happening!).  I hated the fact that it was collecting dust in our attic & it fills up this space perfectly!


I am also loving the Headband Holder I made using an old West Elm Candlestick & an empty can of Oatmeal.  Gotta love Pinterest.  { Original Oatmeal Headband Holder Tutorial from Lyssa Beth }

Don't forget to head over to visit Aimee @ It's Overflowing this week!  She is hosting a series on Easter Egg Designs filled with a bunch of your favorite bloggers... She was kind enough to include me as well :)  


So if you are scrambling (pun intended) for some new & creative ideas for your eggs this year join us on the Easter Egg Hunt!




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27 comments:

  1. Brilliant!!! This WILL be helpful!

    --Katie
    @ Creatively Living

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  2. What a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing. Saw you at TT&J. -Kristie@ Market Nine home

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  3. That's the only way to do it for sure!!! My hubby showed me this b/c I was hole queen prior!!! LOL! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the oatmeal beautifying going on...whatever, that ROCKS!!! XO, Aimee

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  4. Very smart! The mirror looks so good and bright and cheery and I love the space with the trees behind. So cute!

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  5. So clever!! That space is super cute too!!

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  6. Great tip! That mirror is AWESOME. I'm a new follower from the Egg Hunt! I hope you'll follow me back!

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  7. I'm also participating in the egg hunt - LOVED your idea as well as this mirror trick. The color of your mirror is my favorite!! Pinned and now following!

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  8. Just found your blog today! I feel like we have so much in common already, I'm also an interior designer with one baby girl! You have a lovely blog, I'm your newest follower!

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  9. What a fantastic idea to hang anything on the wall- I am definitely going to use this one. I always end up with more holes in the wall than necessary!! I enjoyed your egg hunt idea, I am participating too later this week. I thought your idea was great and photos wonderful. I've seen a similar idea used with the opened egg shells as a place to start seedlings-- I am going to give it a try thanks to you!

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  10. Hi- quick question for you- I just pinned this Wall Hanging idea and loved that you have the "pin it" button right on your post. Do you mind sharing how you learned to do that in Blogger? Thanks so much!!

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    1. Absolutely! It does involve some coding... But this link will walk you through it.
      http://www.spiceupyourblog.com/2012/03/pinterest-pin-it-button-blogger.html?m=1

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  11. GREAT idea! I'm one of the bloggers participating in the Egg Hunt at It's Overflowing...I saw your egg and it blew me away! What a FABULOUS idea! I love your style and your pictures were phenomenal! Super job! Smiles, Jill from Jaihart

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  12. Thanks Guys! Welcome to all of my new visitors :)

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  13. oh my good word. this whole post is loaded with lovely. i clicked over expecting a mere tip on hanging and was delighted by the clever use of dead space between the wall and that stunning dresser.

    the color. the everything...

    sharing at my pinterest's imaginary daughter board.

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  14. Kristin, I found you through the Easter Egg series today {we're participating too} and I am blown away by your blog! I owe Aimee big time for introducing me to your amazing-ness :) I have already read through 6 or 7 posts.... love your style, your design taste, and your innovation! Can't wait to read more. Newest follower!!!

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  15. Holy Cow, what a fab idea! Thanks so much for sharing. And your mirror is fabulous. Love the color you chose for it!

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  16. That is a great tip! and I LOVE the mirror. I'd love for you to share them at my link party. It runs Tues-Sat. http://adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com/2012/03/terrific-tuesday-7.html
    Rachel

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  17. Loving this so much too, I hope you don't mind if I share two! Take care, Laura

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  18. That tip will save me so much time!
    And thank you so much for linking my headband holder in your post :) I appreciate it. I love your take. Seriously, it didn't even look like one! Coupled with the mirror, it looks awesome!

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  19. This is so helpful. I'm here via "beneath my heart" and I've found your blog to be quite the treasure. Love it!

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  20. Absolutely brilliant! As a faux finish artist, I have a million uses for painter's tape. Now I have a million and one. I recommend a delicate surfaces tape so that your wall treatment does not peel or chip off when removing it. Thanks for the great tip on mounting, I always get soooo frustrated and this will make it so much easier!!

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  21. That is GENIUS! I'm using that next time!

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  22. Great tip! Can you also tell me where that wallpaper is from?? I love it. Thanks!

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  23. This is a great tip! ... and I'll share my idea with you in exchange. If you're dealing with a smaller item, just photocopy it, then attach the copy to the wall with a little painters tape and you can drill EXACTLY where the screws should be. I've been doing this for years, but was always at a loss for hanging big items. You're a lifesaver ... WALL saver. :)

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  24. Love the new color of your mirror. And your hanging tip, of course. But can you tell me if you sprayed the mirror or brushed your paint on?
    It looks sprayed

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    1. Thanks Mary, the mirror was brushed. ProClassic by SW leaves virtually no brush marks.

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