To hang a heavy mirror, run wire through the D-rings and screw eyes installed on the mirror frame. Then hang the wire on heavy-weight picture hangers that are screwed into the wall studs.
- Position the mirror
Center the mirror on the wall where you want it, and, with a pencil, mark the mounting location and sides of the mirror.
- Mark the studs
With a stud finder, locate all of the studs that are within the area of the mirror. Mark the center and the edges of each stud.
- Install the hanging hardware
Mount two D-rings, one on either side of the frame, 6 inches from the top of the frame. Install two screw eyes at the bottom of the frame in the center. Cut a long piece of 18-gauge single-strand wire. Fold it in half and thread it through one of the screw eyes, up through the D-rings and back down through the other screw eye. To secure the wire, fold the ends up, and wrap each end with a scrap piece of wire. Crimp the binding with a pair of pliers. Wrap each junction of the wire with a bit of wire, and crimp it.
- Hang the mirror
Lift the mirror onto the wall and into position. Mark the top of the frame, and set it back down. Mark each stud 5 to 6 inches from the top of the frame. At the center of each stud, install a picture hanger. Make sure the hangers are capable of supporting the weight of your mirror. To hang the mirror, hook the wire onto the hangers.