Who’s the best bargain shopper of all?
Me? Oh yes!
After we replaced our bathroom sink, I was on the hunt for a new mirror. The plain mirror was just sort of there, very blah.
Being the cheap-o that I am, I began scouring facebook yard sale pages. One day, I found it. The loveliest mirror of them all, a Bassett Furniture (local to me, by the way) mirror with the $179 price tag still on it, and the seller asking $20 for it. Come. To. Mama!!!
I had no idea when I agreed to buy it what the actual dimensions were, I just knew I liked this mirror and would make it work somewhere else in my house if it didn’t work in the bathroom. Well, I couldn’t have shopped in a mirror store for a mirror that fit the sink better in size or style. The exact width of the sink, the same curve along the top of the mirror and the front of the sink… perfection!
For all of our heavy hanging items, we use E-Z Ancor 75 lb. Twist and Lock anchors. I measured and marked each of the places to put in the anchors, triple checking that the marks were level. I had a very happy level bubble after getting the mirror up on the wall!
This mirror has two hooks with specific instructions on the back NOT to use wire to hang, so we’ve got 150 lbs. of holding power on a 40 lb. mirror. We’ve tried other anchors, and nothing works as well as these. These anchors have saved many a towel bar from my kids’ constant tugs, they have held up to kids standing on wall-mounted baby gates, and they’ve held very heavy pieces on the wall.
Now, with the new mirror up, I can decide on a towel ring and toilet paper holder!
Any other facebook/Craigslist shopping wins out there?