How do you mount a mirror in a picture frame?

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I've A number of old and interesting frames which I think might be great around a mirror. I hope to cluster a few of different sizes .
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  • Tammy Tammy on Jun 12, 2017
    You could have mirrors cut to size but the cheaper option would be to make your own. If the frames currently have glass in them it will be even cheaper, if not plain glass will still be cheaper than mirror. In the spray paint section there are products you can buy to spray on the glass to turn it into mirrors. I've used one called Looking Glass and it works well.

  • Brenda Brandt Deason Brenda Brandt Deason on Jun 12, 2017
    I have used the spray paint-on mirror also. Just be careful to get the first coat right. If it's too thin, you get a very antique look that doesn't reflect very well. If you like that, make the first coat very light. If not, be sure it covers well, but not so much it's drippy. Practice on a smaller piece of glass first. It takes several coats, but only the first one is really tricky.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Jun 12, 2017
    Try your local dollar store. They often sell smaller mirrors that would fit in a picture frame.

  • 153091 153091 on Jun 16, 2017
    When you state "around a mirror"...do you mean putting mirrors IN your frames OR hanging a frame around a mirror? I have seen frames larger then the mirror, with the mirror hanging inside. Also square frames with round or oval mirrors hanging inside and your wall color would show. OR.....
    You could place velvet on back insert, size of frame, then hang or glue the mirror, any size, on the velvet and put it in your frame, as you would a photo with a frame back. Which do you prefer?