How do I hang a vintage mirror on wall over bathroom vanity?

The frame of mirror that I thought was wood seems to be a composite or plastic. ItHas staples protruding from masonite backing that once had 2 strips of wood that attached to a dresser. I thought D rings would work. The mirror is 48" wide and 35" high. Concerned that frame could crack and mirror would fall. We put 1/2" plywood between studs before putting up new drywall. Any suggestion?

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  • Hi,

    There is some mirror hanging hardware you could consider depending on what is on the back of the mirror. Here is a link on Amazon. What a creative way to recycle/upcycle!


    • Dldonnella Dldonnella on Nov 08, 2018

      Thank you! I think the hanger you recommend comes in short sizes to hang sinks which just may work@

  • Dldonnella Dldonnella on Nov 08, 2018

    Thank you for your suggestion. I didn't mention that the mirror does not have any straight edges on frame. It is curvy on all sides. It was a real find at the local restore ($5). I painted it white to match the vanity which is new and has a curvy front with marble top

    Maybe cutting the wall hangers down and adding them to top and bottom will help add enough support. Thanks again!



  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Nov 14, 2018

    Since you painted it, just screw directly to your brace in the wall. Set the screw a bit and fill with patch and paint it out. Very easy and secure.