How would an unframed antique mirror work on a mantel?

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  • I think it would look beautiful. You could hang it from the wall over the mantle or rest it on the mantle, leaning on the wall. Since it's probably heavy, be sure it is secured to the wall in a stud.

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Nov 01, 2021

    it would look nice and be sure to use something to keep it stable on the mantle like command strips or something that won't hurt the mantle finish

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Nov 01, 2021

    It would depend on your "vibe" and other decor but you could definitely make it work by adding other items such as candles, greenery, and small things. Keep it minimal and use the rule of 3s.

    • Jill Jill on Nov 01, 2021

      Yes I will add greenery. Thank you for your help.

  • Are you looking to set it atop as a decorative item? I've seen that done and it makes for a nice decorative effect. You might want to add a few items around it to flesh the whole look out.

    • Jill Jill on Nov 01, 2021

      Yes, I am hoping to use it as a decorative item. Thank you for your help.

  • Janice Janice on Nov 01, 2021

    I'm sure the antique mirror would look beautiful on the mantle. Leaning it slightly against the wall at a safe angle could be beautiful but keep in mind what it will reflect.....another wall or possibly a ceiling? Practice safety first.

    • Jill Jill on Nov 01, 2021

      The ceiling issue is why I don't have a mirror on the mantle now.

      I see others using mirrors and it looks beautiful. When I do it I see the ceiling fan blades reflected. I know that's a personal hang up I have because I have 8 ft ceilings. Thank you for your ideas.

  • FrugalFamilyTimes.com FrugalFamilyTimes.com on Nov 01, 2021

    It could be very beautiful. Given how simple it is you could make the accessories on the mantle shine even more. :)

  • Mogie Mogie on Nov 01, 2021

    If you are certain that leaning it on the mantel won't damage the edges it should look good. Just keep in mind that the angle somewhat determines what image will be reflected so make sure you are happy with that since you will be living with it. Post a picture of what you end up doing. Good luck!!!

  • Em Em on Nov 01, 2021

    We don't know size or shape or condition. Pictures always help. Upload on using the camera icon below.

  • This would actually look great. But it really depends on the vibe that you want to achieve.

    • Mogie Mogie on Nov 02, 2021

      That sounds beautiful. Consider putting some cut flowers in a vase so that could be reflected in the mirror that would make the flowers even more of a eye catcher.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Nov 01, 2021

    To make sure you do not damage the edges, you could put a small strip of rubber shelf liner from the dollar store to cushion it and prevent any slippage. This mirror would allow you to decorate to make it complement your decor.

  • Deb K Deb K on Nov 01, 2021

    Hi Jill, I think it will look fabulous! You can use super glue to attach a hanging wire to it as one way of mounting it on the mantle. Hope this video helps

    https://www.homedepot.com/c/ah/how-to-hang-a-heavy-mirror/9ba683603be9fa5395fab9014dac338b

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Nov 01, 2021

    That should work nice just balance the mantle out with stuff