Large mirrors can be a beautiful addition to your home - the way they visually double the size of a room can seem like magic.
But what do you do when you want to hang an ultra-heavy mirror onto a tricky surface like vintage plaster?
You call us, of course. And here's what happens next...
First we help you decide on the placement of the mirror.
With lighter objects, we would usually just hold them up so you can see where you want them. This isn't always practical with a big, heavy mirror, so instead, we might mark the location with painter's tape so you can picture the location.
Then it's time to find the studs in the wall. This can be very tricky with plaster! Fortunately, we have special stud-finders made just for hanging artwork onto plaster.
Another problem that comes up with heavy objects is that if you're not careful, they can mark the wall up as you're hanging them.
This is really a problem with leaded stained glass, which leaves a little mark like a pencil wherever it so much as brushes the wall. However, it can also be a problem with old mirrors like this one. Fortunately we've found a great solution - a temporary wall protector that prevents marks while we're installing.
Notice that we're also protecting the table below with furniture pads. That allows us to temporarily rest the mirror on the table below while protecting both objects.
Finally, we'll put on our gloves and carefully lift the mirror into place as a team effort.
The final result is always stunning.
If you have a cherished vintage mirror that's too heavy to install safely on your own, we'll be happy to help. We can even assist you if the studs are in the "wrong" place. Give us a call to learn more.
9:00 am to 5:00 pm, M-F
Owner: Arthur Teel
113 Rector Branch Road
Marshall, NC 28753