How can I hide this wall of mirrors?

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Hello,My landlord will not let me remove these ugly mirrors! Even the small ones in the back! I don't like the mirrors and I have no idea how to hide them. Please help!!

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  • Megan Megan on Oct 10, 2019

    Would he allow you to paint them by any chance!?

  • Maybe make an extra large frame over a sheet or two of plywood to hang over it? You can then just paint it (after covering the seams and texture with drywall compound) to match the wall and hang pictures on it if your not into finding a really large piece of artwork!

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Oct 10, 2019

    Hi Diana,

    You could cover them with removable Contact paper or even a solid color strippable wallpaper. Then use Velcro to add your own artwork or pictures to the wallpaper for a unique look. Even a solid color fabric might work as a background for your artwork. When it's time to leave the apartment, just remove the Contact or wallpaper, polish the mirrors and go. Another possible solution could be to cover the whole area with a tapestry of your choice to create an accent wall. Think about any alternative to the things suggested that comes to mind after reading this idea. Hopefully something will inspire you. Wishing you the best.

  • Betsy Betsy on Oct 10, 2019

    Hi Diana: Geeze Louise. You could put up some curtains, like lace Pricillas and then put a plant in front where the curtains open. Or, if you can get a huge, and I mean HUGE mural, frame it and put it in front of the mirrors. Last, but not least, yet, you can put your couch in front of them so that you don't have to look at them. Actually, I think they're nice:) Good luck

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Oct 10, 2019

    What about hanging drapes over the whole area like it's a giant window?

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Oct 11, 2019

    No, do not even think about painting over these mirrors! Besides being unlikely that this would be permitted, you will have a huge mess to try to undo when it comes time to move out. The likely damage to the mirrors will result in you losing your damage deposit, and possibly even being fined for making 'unapproved changes'.

  • Gk Gk on Oct 11, 2019

    You could try some privacy film! Easier to remove than Contac paper. Comes in many decorative designs. Amazon has lots of privacy film for great prices.

  • Rymea Rymea on Oct 11, 2019

    You could put shelving in front of them

  • William William on Oct 11, 2019

    Wasted space. Put some book shelves in front of them. Hang drapes and a console table in front. Or a sofa.

  • Kaitlynn Kaitlynn on Oct 11, 2019

    Yikes! I'd hang curtains over it then put either a couch, shelving unit, entertainment system, etc infront.

  • Kaitlynn Kaitlynn on Oct 11, 2019

    Yikes! I'd hang curtains over it then put either a couch, shelving unit, entertainment system, etc infront.

  • Michelle Michelle on Oct 11, 2019

    Privacy film not contact paper check out Wallpops. Decorative lattice panel or long curtain rod wth sheer panels

  • Janine Janine on Oct 11, 2019

    A large tapestry rug that can hung to cover the mirrors. I also agree about getting a curtain rod or rods (I don’t know how long the length is) and adding drapes over the mirrors.

  • Kathy Bell Kathy Bell on Oct 12, 2019

    Think about moving

  • Mw Mw on Oct 12, 2019

    1. Get some nice crown molding strips from Home Depot or Lowe's, and put one huge frame around them all. You can use removable heavy duty tape to hold it all up there so that it's not permanent. Or frame them individually, also with crown molding that you can paint and tape up, and cover the glass with decorative privacy film (Amazon) or a cut up shower curtain to make it look like those pictures that come in sections that you hang close together to make piece (sort of like https://lifestyle.allwomenstalk.com/beautiful-art-pieces-for-your-home/2/ )


    2. Or, like others suggested, hang drapes from ceiling to floor across the entire wall to cover the mirror and put a sofa in that space. You can buy single panel long drapes for really inexpensive from Amazon. Hang the drapes you won't open on PVC pipe instead of curtain rods cause it's cheaper and only use curtain rods for the drapes over the windows.


    3. Get two inexpensive matching shelves that fit right underneath each window. Move the curtain rods over the windows up to the same height as the top of the mirrors. Hang long ceiling to floor drapes to the left of the window on the left side and to the right of the window on the right side to cover those little mirrors. Put a couch in front of those mirrors between the shelves.


    There's so many different ways you can stage it all to make it look intentional. :)

  • Kimberly Kimberly on Oct 12, 2019

    Curtains, Book Shelves,

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Oct 13, 2019

    If the mirrors have been glued on, taking them off with the intention that it will be 'only temporarily' will likely cause too much damage to the drywall underneath to facilitate reinstalling them securely back up on to the wall.

  • Dee Dee on Oct 13, 2019

    Just place furniture in front of the mirrors, an entertainment center would look good with mirror background.

  • 516maria 516maria on Oct 13, 2019

    MAybe


    you could get a fabric that looks so like scenery put it up with a prettying rod or maybe a piece of bamboo

  • Catherine Deirdre Rodden Catherine Deirdre Rodden on Oct 14, 2019

    Cheap & easy option - wrap them in gift wrap. You can change it up seasonally. You can get various types to suit your decor needs -- solid or floral or patterned. You can use command strips to attach photos in addition if wanted.


    Tougher DIY solution - Build a frame around them and stretch a shower curtain into canvas art that can hang over top of multiple mirrors.


    Put together 2x4s and frame out floor to ceiling from window to window you can cover in drywall. Fake walls will make your windows look recessed. You'll only lose about 4 to 6 inches from the room.

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