Here are a few things you need to know about mirrors:
1. They are the best way to bring a funky frame into your space. A mirror doesn't compete with the busy frame- it just lets it be.
2. Not all mirrors are created equal. If you really want to see yourself, invest in a good mirror. Bates Art Services only uses 1/4" optically true mirrors for all of our installations. It may be my insecurities talking, but why would I want a wavy mirror making me look "wavier?"
3. NEVER hang a mirror by wire. Some framed mirrors come with hooks on the back. These are not meant to have a wire. Framed mirrors are heavy and the wire puts too much stress on the frame. Either hang the mirror from the hooks themselves or better yet, use an aluminum cleat.
If you ever have any questions about hanging anything- give me a call or send us an email.