Sleek and functional, large wall mirrors not only look great. They can open up a room and make it feel bigger. You can hang one yourself in just a few simple steps. This beginner’s level project should only take you 30 minutes to an hour.
Here’s what you’ll need to complete this project.
- Tape measure
- Large wall mirror
- Painter’s tape
- Masking tape
- Picture hooks
- Felt pads
- Rubber bumpers
When taking on this DIY task, be sure to equip yourself with the proper safety gear.
Mirror placement. First, decide where you’d like to hang your mirror. It helps to see it on the wall. Ask a friend to help you hold it in place while you select a spot. Use a pencil to mark where you’ll be hanging it. Once you decide, measure the area where you’ll be hanging the mirror. Then center the mirror in that area.
Choose the right hooks. You’ll need to install wall hooks to hang your mirror. When purchasing them, be sure to select hooks that can safely accommodate the weight of your mirror. If you’re unsure how much your mirror weights, weight it on a bathroom scale.
Mark hook placement. Most large mirrors come with pre-attached hardware. Place a piece of painter’s or masking tape along the back of the mirror. Use your pencil to poke a small hole in the tape at the top of each D ring. Then measure the distance from the top of the frame to the holes. Using this measurement, place your tape on the wall and mark where your hooks will go. Ensure the tape is straight using a level and adjust as necessary.
Nail in hooks. Using a hammer, nail the picture hooks into the wall according to the marks you made earlier. Erase the rest of your pencil markings to ensure a clean look.
Hang mirror. Ask a friend to help you hang your mirror on the newly installed hooks. A level will help you make sure it’s straight.
Step back and enjoy your new mirror!