Hanging A Mirror (or Other Object) in the Corner

As a blogger, you really have to think about what you are going to write. You don't want to bore your readers with useless information, but then how do you know what is useful to someone? Example: A year and a half ago I did a post on these $2 insulators that keep the outside drafts from coming in through your outlets and light switches. When I tell you I almost didn't write it, I seriously mean I debated whether anyone would think it was useful. I decided "what the heck" and put a post together in about 5 minutes. Do you know that, to this day, it is the most viewed, pinned and shared post I've ever written? Why am I rambling on about that? Well, truth is, this is one of those posts. I actually took the photos and put this together about 9 months ago, but have never posted it. I came across the photos today while going through my old Mac and thought "what the heck. I should write this one up." 

A few months back I headed to Pottery Barn to get some apothecary jars. In Austin, there is a Z Gallerie next door to PB and let's face it, with all the shiny bling they have it's hard not going in. I really had no intention of buying anything, but a wall sconce caught my eye.

Beekman Wall Sconce from Z Gallerie

I'm not normally a wall sconce kind of girl but I really liked it. It wasn't terribly overpriced so I went ahead and bought it thinking it would look great in the dining room. And then I got home. I'm not sure where I thought I was going to put it since there is so little actual wall space in the dining room. I looked at my hubs with a puzzled look and said "I wish I could hang it in the corner." He asks why can't I and I followed with "well how the heck do you hang something in a corner." You see, I can build tables from pictures. I can make a custom shelving unit on the spur of the moment without plans, but this kind of stuff - it always stumps me. Luckily for me, I have a husband that can figure out a way to do almost everything I cannot. We're good together that way. :-)

So how do you hang something in the corner? Turns out it's pretty simple.

First, cut a block of wood just wide enough to fit in the corner. Miter each end at 45 degrees and screw it into the studs (the good thing about hanging in a corner is that the studs are easily found).

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Depending on how heavy the object is, add additional screws. I used self-drilled wood screws. Well, I should say the hubs used self-drilled wood screws.

 EVERY BIT OF MY OCD MIND WANTS TO PHOTOSHOP THAT POCKET CLOSED!

EVERY BIT OF MY OCD MIND WANTS TO PHOTOSHOP THAT POCKET CLOSED!

All that is left is to hang the object using whatever mechanism came with the object. And that, my friends, is that. I should note that nothing in these pictures remains in the dining room except the table (and I am building a new one next week). These photos are really, really old. :-)

Hopefully this helps someone out there who may have been like me and had a "d'uh" moment when thinking about hanging something in the corner. After all, we can't be expected to know everything. ;-)



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