How to Hang a Mirror above Fireplace

Nov 26th

Mirror above Fireplace – A mirror above a stone fireplace adds a nice and decorative touch to a room. Although stone is a solid surface that most people are not familiar with installing mounting hardware, installation is basically the same process as hanging a mirror on other surfaces. Use a template to place the holes to reduce the risk of errors. Use the smallest possible masonry screw for the weight of the mirror to reduce the size of the holes in case you want to remove the mirror later and patch holes. The use of a construction paper template reduces the possibility of measurements that hang things on any surface.

Placement Of Mirror above Fireplace
Placement Of Mirror above Fireplace

Determine the location of the top of the mirror above fireplace by holding against the stone fireplace in position. Mark the stone with a pencil or chalk so that the mark can be removed at the end of the project. Place against the back of the mirror with the top edge of the cardboard aligned with the top edge of the mirror. Create holes in the paper in the location of the holes for the hanging fittings. Hold the construction paper against the stone fireplace with the top edge of the cardboard aligned with the mark for the location of the top of the mirror.

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Level the mounting hardware if more than one screw is needed by placing a level in the two holes in the paper. Mark the stone through the holes in the cardboard with a marker or chalk.  Insert bit masonry into a hole. The size of the bit is determined by the size of the screw of the masonry used. Use a straw to blow the stone dust from the holes. Close your eyes to prevent stone dust from entering the eyes. Insert the tip of screw masonry into the holes and use a drill with a screwdriver bit to tighten the screws in the holes. Hang your mirror above fireplace.