Simple DIY…on Video: How To Hang A Heavy Mirror

Aug 20

Happy Wednesday! I’ve been in and out of blogland lately because this is our last week of summer vacation. School begins next week for the boys, so I’ve got the usual going on prepping the house and kids for all things back to school. Just because I haven’t been around these parts often, doesn’t mean I’m not projecting up a storm around here….and creating more project lists. Just wait – once school begins you’ll have to beat me off with a stick!

One thing I have at the top of my home improvement / project list is wall hangings. I’m tired of bare walls or walking past pieces that are randomly leaning against a wall. Many of you have asked me how I hang things on a wall, and I promised you a video series. Guess what? Today I have the first installment in this series for you – how to hang a heavy mirror.

And it’s heavy, my friends. Pretty too!…

Scored this beauty at my local Home Goods store. I popped into the store to look for a rug for Aiden’s room. To my surprise, I found both a mirror and a rug!

I had a huge empty wall in the master bathroom just begging for a full-length mirror. Not that I enjoy seeing my full reflection, but there are definitely times when one needs to see them-self full-length in an outfit. The master closet doesn’t have a wall for a mirror of this size, so this spot was great.

I love the mirror details too…


The mirror is 30 x 40, but the frame adds a lot of inches around the edge. And it’s so heavy! But I hung this baby all by myself and got it on video to share with all of you! Check this out…

If you have a mirror leaning against a wall or hidden away somewhere in your house, get it up on the wall. And see how beautiful you really are each day!

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  1. Carol M says:

    Great post and video. I have a question though. Did your hangers go into studs? The studs never seem to be in the right spot when we hang things and we end up using anchors. I've wanted to hang a heavy mirror on the wall at the top of my stairs and haven't had the courage.

  2. Kelley says:

    Use a pencil eraser to take off the gunk from the price tag! 🙂

  3. Patricia says:

    why did you need your stud finder? You didn't apparently use it?

  4. MaryKay says:

    Thank you for this video. I bought a mirror a few weeks ago for our bathroom and have been nervous about hanging it. This was a huge help. Going to get the hangers tomorrow and knock this out! Oh… I use Lemon essential oils to remove the residue from price tags. Works like a charm!

  5. Lindsey says:

    Goo Gone for price tag residue and anything you can’t get off.

  6. Cynthia says:

    If I want to hang a large mirror on a wall that does not have studs in the right areas (it’s mostly dry wall), would this same technique be enough to hold it up?

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