How to hang a mirror with painters tape
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How many times do you buy something, get it home, and then realize…..how am I going to hang this? My dad would have a complete geometry problem on paper on how to hang the mirror and get the exact measurement. Me….not so much. I use painters tape. I know, sounds silly but if you tried our “how to hang shelves with painters tape” method that we shared last year, you know it works.
Here is the blank wall above the fireplace.
Here is the mirror. I bought this mirror at Horchow after Christmas when it was on sale and I love it!
Take blue painters tape an run it across the back covering the hanger hooks on either side of the mirror.
Use a black marker and mark where the hanger hole is on the tape. Take the tape off and stick to the wall at the height you want the mirror to hang.
Use a level to ensure your tape is straight. If not, peel the tape off and adjust until it is level. I just noticed that the old hook from the previous picture is still there in the my photo! ha
Tap a nail hole where the black marker spot is.
Peel off the tape and add your hooks to hang your mirror.
Once my hooks were up, I used a larger level to ensure that the two hooks were straight (level). See that dad, my painters tape method works just as well. 😉
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My husband is a lot like your dad. Hanging something gets very complicated with him. Me? I just eyeball it. I admit I might have an extra hole here and there! Ha! I like your method. Thanks for this tip. Even I can do this.
I am a firm believer in the eye ball method 😉
ME THREE! I’ve impressed my hubby with my eye ball method too… 🙂
Great tip! And I love that mirror!