Any ideas on converting a very large wall mirror without a frame?


The mirror is flat without a frame and the silver is bad. It is 42 H. X 61 W.

q any ideas on converting a very large wall mirror without a frame into
  9 answers
  • Carol Thomas Carol Thomas on Jul 28, 2018
    What are you thinking of converting it into? Part of your post is missing

  • Deborah Wright Deborah Wright on Jul 28, 2018

    I’m looking for conversion ideas without having it resilvered.

  • Alice Alice on Jul 28, 2018
    well, you could measure it and get a frame to go around it - nail to wall. If the silver is missing, treat it like an antique and sponge paint it with dark silver paint. That way you don't have to remove the mirror.

  • Oliva Oliva on Jul 28, 2018

    This appears old and heavy. If you frame it, be sure you have adequate toggle bolts/anchors in the wall to support the total weight. If sections are o.k., you could try cutting it into smaller sections.

  • Happy Days Hometalker Happy Days Hometalker on Jul 29, 2018
    Hang shelving over it, it will hide the worn silver , make the roof look larger while reflecting your decor items on the shelves.

  • OMG! What a Massage!! OMG! What a Massage!! on Jul 29, 2018

    Try gluing glass color gem stones all along the edges. You can use any color (s) and as many as you like. It will add Pizaz to your whole mirror!

  • Heather Heather on Jul 29, 2018

    Hometalk has many tutorials for framing bathroom mirrors in place. One of those may provide inspriation to frame this mirror. I like the idea of working with the "antique" look of the lost silvering, and framing to match if it's your style

  • Justine Justine on Jul 30, 2018
    Go to a box store and pick out some beefy (3" or larger) crown moulding. Simply measure it and cut the corners at 45 degree angles. Use strongr glue to connect the corners. After it dries, use a staple gun to reinforce the corners. Lay a large cloth down outside and then paint the frame. Allow time to dry in between coats paint - 2 to 3. It will add a nicely detailed frame to you mirror inexpensively. I did this for a huge mirror and it turned out well. I used a spray paint from Lowe's called Hammered Metal in a bronze color.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Feb 05, 2021

    Hello Deborah,

    Yes, You need timber or Picture Framing of your choice, and double sided Tape. Stick or Screw it into the holes you already have on the face of the Mirror to cover the edges. You can off course Stick it in place too!