Before I share the most amazing mirror hanging trick in the world, I need to stand up for my parenting skills, ha! I’ve gotten a lot of slack about this little round mirror hanging above the crib. I’m A-ok with positive and negative feedback on my silly little crafts. After all, it’s just decorating and we can all like different things. But, I guess I haven’t yet been attacked on the parenting front. That feels a little different. I 100% realize that the no mirror above the crib crowd is just looking out for our little bambino’s safety and I appreciate that. Here’s the big bad mirror:
And here’s why it gets to stay above the crib at least until the kiddo can stand up and grab. It’s a 10lb. mirror from Hobby Lobby hung with 2 picture hangers meant for 30 lbs each. That’s 60 lbs of hanging power on the mirror. I think that’s pretty good. I feel 0% worried about the mirror falling on my baby. Andy way over engineers all hanging things. Remember the giant mirror in our living room? That sucker ways 86 lbs and has 400 lbs of hanging power. Now, when this little guy can stand up and grab things, I might re-think the mirror situation. I’ll either hang it up higher and lower the crib, or it might have to come off of the wall. Who knows. I’ll cross that bridge when I get there. Seriously though, the bambino and I thank you for your concern!
Moving on to the mirror hanging trick. This is a trick for hanging anything with 2 hooks, like this:
Just for the record, my mom saw this on pinterest and was super excited to share the trick with us! All you need is tape and a level. First, tape your piece of tape from one hook to the other and mark on the tap exactly where the hooks are.
Then, using a level, make sure the piece of tape is perfectly level and nail or drill in your picture hangers.
Stick your mirror on the wall and admire! Pretty awesome trick, huh?
The book ledges are finally painted! And now I just need to take some pics, and write up the post! Has anyone else ever used this double hook hanging trick? It’s kind of a miracle! Oh and if you want more DIY nursery here’s all of them: The black and white nursery plan, painting the igloo, bambino gets a crib, and the great rug hunt.