How to Mount a Large Mirror

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Snow White isn't the only person who is fascinated with mirrors. There are many ways to decorate with a large mirror. Not only are mirrors stunning in virtually any room, they open up small spaces and showcase decorative items. A large mirror adds additional light to a room and can even reflect the room's colors. Who can resist the temptation to momentarily pause when they walk by a mirror? The key to mounting a large mirror is to ensure you provide ample support for this exquisite interior design addition.

Things You'll Need

  • Large Mirror Mirror Mounting Brackets Drywall Anchor Bolts Pencil Screwdriver Measuring Tape Stud Finder Level
  • Choose where you want to mount the large mirror. Remove any items that might get in the way. This will make it easier to work and hang the mirror straight.

  • Press the mirror flush with the wall. Use a level to make certain the top of the mirror is level. Mark the wall by tracing all four edges of the mirror with a pencil. Remove the mirror and put it in a safe location until later.

  • Use a tape measure to measure 1/3 of the way from the top left corner to the center of the top line (from step 2). Repeat, from the right corner. You will now have two small marks on the top line.

  • Use the tape measure to measure and mark 1/3 sections for the side lines and bottom line (from step 2).

  • Use the stud finder, following the manufacturer's directions, to determine if there is a stud located behind any of the marks you made in step 3 and step 4.

  • Use the screwdriver to place a screw flush into the wall in each of the marks to form a hole. Take the screw out, just leaving the hole. Place a drywall anchor bolt in any of the holes that do not have a stud behind them. Screw the drywall anchor bolt flush with the wall.

  • Place the large mirror mounting bracket over the bottom left corner hole. Secure the bracket with a screw into the wall or the drywall anchor bolt. Repeat for all the holes on the bottom line (from step 2).

  • Pick up your large mirror. Slide the edge of the mirror into the mounting bracket slots. Use the level to make sure the mirror is level and to make adjustments as needed.

  • On the right side of the mirror, screw one mounting bracket into the wall or drywall anchor bolt. Slip the edge of the mirror into the mounting brackets. Repeat on the other side of the mirror and the top of the mirror.

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