hanging mirror with wall anchors?
I bought a fairly large mirror about 5'x3.5' to go over the mantel. I was happy to find a stud just about the middle of the firplace mantel, but the mirror came with 2 "D" hooks 41" apart. Unfortunately where the D hooks are there will be no studs.
It just included 2 screws and the cheesiest plastic anchors and tell you to make sure that one screw goes into a stud. The question is should I just go ahead and use 2 better version "EZ" anchor, the white spiral kind that supports 50lbs each.
The mirror is only 38 lbs so it is not that heavy and I have no kids (YET) that may do something stupid like hanging on it.. It would be good to have a safety wire, that rest or snag on the stud in the middle of the mantel/mirror. But I don't have any other ideas right now.
Please share some experience how you hang your large mirrors, thanks