Sassy and Shabby

For the love of all things Vintage

Monday, October 29, 2012

Makeover Monday...Robins Egg blue Mirror AND a hang it tutorial

Found this beauty curbside in South Elgin....


While she was french country chic....I needed her to be Teen Hip!


Once I had finished making over the FRONT of the mirror (see below for reveal), I had to figure out a way to attach wire to hang it! 

 So I loosened the screws slightly....

The kitty wanted to help....

 I wound the wire around the screw several times....and then wound the excess 2" I had left around the wire so it was nice and secure....

 NOW comes the horrifying, scary, I've never done this at home trick (I did hang stuff in my shop BUT those walls were already full of holes, so it didn't matter) and I was always discouraged form hanging things in the past....BUT I had the right tools, I know how to read and I had the GUSTO knowing I CAN DO THIS!!

I ALWAYS peruse the end caps for clearance - YOU NEVER know what you may find....take these for example...

 Doesn't everyone need a walldog hanger?!?! 

I sure did! It holds up to 100 lbs, requires no studs OR anchors and it's 2 even holes, I don't have to measure....

Nothing sexier than a CAN DO gurl!
 Ta-DA!!! Here it is! 

1 comment:

Blair @ Wild and Precious said...

shop and swap? what a great idea!
and love the mirrow make over. looks great! well done sista!