One Year and One Month Later

Sometimes, it takes a while to get things done. 

One year and one month ago I found a mirror. 

Saturday, Hank and I finally got around to giving it a home. What can I say, other than it kept getting pushed to the bottom of the to do list. 

Because the mirror weighs nearly forty pounds, and the studs didn't fall where we needed them to, we had to have something that would hold it up without bringing the wall down.  We found just what we needed at the Blue Big Box Hardware store.

First, all the needed equipment. 

Now, the hanging. Hmmm, that doesn't sound quite right does it.

Step one is putting the 'hanging bar' on the mirror.

Step two, put the other 'hanging bar' on the wall. This involved measuring, twice, three, even four times, just to be sure.

After the measuring, the drill did it's bit...bad pun, sorry. Holes needed to be made so that Hank could put the drywall anchors into the wall.

Next, the screws that will hold the entire thing up.

Last, add the mirror.

The way the system works is that the bar that was screwed to the mirror locks onto the bar that is on the wall. The length of the bar gives the weight of the mirror equal distribution across a wider area than a single nail and wire would. At least that's what we hope.

Now that the mirror is up, I realize that I need to get more stuff in there, it looks even more cavernous with the mirror reflecting it. I've already consulted with Decorating Dan and Baby Sis, they've given me ideas, great ideas. Oh, darn, I need to go shopping. Well, it's a tough job but someone has to do it. 

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