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We recently bought a house, and there are a lot of blank empty walls that I need to do something with.
The other day, while out shopping, I found boxes of 12x12-inch glass mirrors on clearance for $7. Each box had 6 mirrors, that's just over $1 each! I bought 4 boxes.
There were several great ideas spinning around my head for DIY projects, but late one night I decided to hang them in my bathroom.
This was my current bathroom mirror situation.
Yup. That is pretty sad and pathetic. I can do way better than that!
I had wanted a single large mirror, but those are pricey and way out of my tight budget.
The first step was to make sure that the wall I wanted to put the mirrors on was actually straight against the door frame and floor, and I used a level for that.
Whew! It is, so that made things a whole lot easier.
That means that I could simply line up the mirror tiles along the baseboard and door frame. (The door leads into my closet if you are curious.)
If your baseboards aren't level, move the bottom row of mirror tiles up a couple of inches to where you won't notice the difference, and begin your mirror wall there.
The next step is to add the double-sided tape adhesive and place one in each corner of the back of the mirror.
One tile at a time, peel the backings of the mounting squares and press the mirror tile onto the wall.
I have texture walls and the tape sticks great.
Working from the bottom up, I added my mirrored tiles, a row at a time.
The next eight mirror panels are up. It is looking cool already!
Installation of my DIY mirror project took about an hour, which is good because it was about 1 in the morning when I started.
And now I have some new wall decor with my decorative mirror!
After all of the tiles were up, my simple mirror wall looked awesome! I am couldn't help but think to myself how amazing I am, even though I am pretty sure I am not the first person to ever hang mirrors on a wall.
Then I noticed something...
The toilet is right across from the new mirrors!
All of my kudos and pats on the back went away. Oops! Why didn't I notice that before? 🤣
OOh well. Now I just have a better view of hubby when he is in the shower! See you can turn anything into a positive!
You can tell from the picture above, that the reflection is a bit wonky along the edges of the mirror tiles, but I still think it works great as a mirror. You don't really notice it much when you are right in front of it.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is a mirror wall renter friendly?
The mounting squares I used are a heavy-duty adhesive that may be tough on walls when you go to pull them down.
To make them more easily removable and so they don't harm the walls, I would recommend Command Strips.
Put two in the top two corners of the tile.
Place mirror tiles in a row starting at the bottom. When applying make sure the tab is sticking out a bit from behind the tile so you can grab it to remove the strong adhesive.
The second row will hide the tabs on the first row, and so on until you are on the top row. The tabs will stick out a bit on that top row but it should be too noticeable.
When removing, start with the top row and go down, removing tiles by pulling the tab on the command hook.
Where can I place a mirror wall?
Oh, there are so many fun options! Here are a few of my favorite places.
- dining room
- living room
- home gym
There are also many creative ways as to the pattern of your mirrored wall. You don't have to do rows.
Make a checkerboard pattern, stripes, or just a sporadic assortment of mirrors. Make it a piece of art.
Can I use dollar store mirrors?
Yes! The dimensions of dollar tree mirrors are usually much smaller, but you could definitely use this technique to hang them!
This is an inexpensive way to get the look for much less!
How do you clean a DIY mirror wall?
All you need is glass cleaner. Spray a little onto the mirrored surface and wipe it up with a paper towel or dry rag. That's it, you're done!
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