My advice… Don’t.
When I was putting together our Florida rental property, my mother gave me a dresser with a really heavy vanity mirror that attached to the back. I wanted to use the large dresser in the living room for the TV stand and then hang the mirror somewhere else as an entrance mirror. But it was so heavy! I was there with just my children and feeling a bit overwhelmed… how the heck was I going to 1) figure this out and 2) accomplish this when the mirror probably weighed the same or more than the only 2 other people in the house?!?!?
Enter Kelly, my childhood best friend who still lives in South Florida! She came over one day and we spent the morning messing up the outlets (yep, that project didn’t go as planned).
As we walked through the house talking about what I had left to do, I mentioned I wanted to hang the mirror in the entrance but didn’t know how. “Why don’t you just put it on the table and lean it against the wall?” She was always the logical one…. Thank you, Kelly!
However, with 2 dogs and 2 children something is always thundering through my home and I wanted our guests to be safe, so off I went to the hardware store to figure out how we could anchor the behemoth. Let’s just say, I had spent enough time at this local store, Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware (not an affiliate link-just a place I liked), to know who to ask for help. When I explained the issue, he came up with a solution using a wall anchor wing-nut you tap into the wall and it expands once you get it in place and screw something, in my case this huge hook, into it.
Then I drilled holes into the back of the mirror frame and screwed in two rings. I looped a heavy duty wire into a circle through both rings. Once I had the mirror on the table, I just had to get it in place and slip the wire over the hook. Phew! Project done, no worries about it falling.
Sometimes I get so caught up in how I think something should be done that I don’t really think things through. Thank goodness I had a fresh pair of eyes with me that day!