How to secure a leaning mirror to a wall

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How to secure a leaning mirror to a wall
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Large leaning mirrors are a particularly nice addition to a bedroom or walk-in closet as it allows you to have a good full look when you are trying on outfits. It is important that a leaning mirror is leant securely against the wall, so that it does slide or fall over. This requires very little materials and can be done in a matter of minutes.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Pencil
  • Screws (provided with mirror)
  • Screwdriver
  • Cable (provided with mirror)
  • Wall anchor (provided with mirror)

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  1. 1

    Place mirror in desired position against the wall.

  2. 2

    Make a mark on the wall with the pencil at the centre of the top of the mirror.

  3. 3

    Move the mirror away from its position and measure 2 inches down from the pencil mark and make another mark.

  4. 4

    Screw the wall anchor into the wall where you made the second pencil mark.

  5. 5

    Screw one end of the cable to the wall anchor.

  6. 6

    Reposition the mirror to its original location and screw the other end of the cable to the top of it.

Tips and warnings

  • These instructions are for mirrors specifically made as leaning mirrors in which the supplies are provided. If you wish to make a hanging mirror into a leaning mirror, you will have to buy the screws, cable and wall anchor separately.

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