Update mirrored wall

Cindy
by Cindy
HELP!! I just moved into an older home with a mirrored wall and would like to avoid the mess and expense of removing it, I also like that it helps expand my small dining room, what can I do to update the look and make it a decorating asset? It’s a 3 piece mirror with 2 mirrored beveled strips disecting into thirds. I’ve read several articles that talk about using paint or dye to change the look but no directions how to do it. HELP!! I just moved into an older home with a mirrored wall and would like to avoid the mess and expense of removing it, I also like that it helps expand my small dining room, what can I do to update the look and make it a decorating asset? It’s a 3 piece mirror with 2 mirrored beveled strips disecting into thirds. I’ve read several articles that talk about using paint or dye to change the look but no directions how to do it.
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  • Karen Tokarse Karen Tokarse on Dec 10, 2017

    Glue thin beadboard about 42" up the mirror and then glue foam board chair rail molding on top of the beadboard. Then frame the mirror with flat foam board molding. Run vertical pieces where the beveled strips are.

    • Joanne lueke Joanne lueke on Dec 10, 2017

      You must be a sister from another mother Karen. I was about to post the same response almost to the letter. Great minds lol!

  • Bijous Bijous on Dec 10, 2017

    Treat it as any other wall. Hang a pictures, one large over your buffet server, and one of each side. Instead of putting a hole in the wall, hang from a plant hook from the ceiling with antique hangers. Put a large palm on each side. The mirror will still be there, but softened.


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  • 2dogal 2dogal on Dec 10, 2017

    Remove it or paint it.

  • Emily Emily on Dec 10, 2017

    Oh, man I would put lattice work in front of that in a heartbeat! Make it look like an indoor garden! You still have the reflection but it would be much more subtle. And the lattice work could be as elegant or informal as you like and also very inexpensive!

  • Rose Broadway Rose Broadway on Dec 10, 2017

    Cindy, I know a lot of people hate the room-size mirrors, but I think they're the greatest thing, and wish I had one! Use Command Hooks to hang some art. If you don't like it just pull the hooks off. I bet you'll like your wall if you decorate the way some on here have told you. You're a lucky gal with a mirrored wall!

  • New Moon Vintage New Moon Vintage on Dec 11, 2017

    I have the same problem. I found the peel and stick wallpaper from Walmart works great and it is removable later if you get tired of it.

  • MomofivejsOR MomofivejsOR on Dec 11, 2017

    You could use rustoleum mirror effects spray paint and vinegar to create a mercury glass look. It would still be reflective but softer, and you could still layer it with art.

    • Cindy Cindy on Dec 11, 2017

      Thanks, That is the look I am looking for. I will give it a try on a small inexpensive mirror to see how it looks

  • Deb K Deb K on Oct 05, 2023

    Hi Cindy, I would paint a wainscotting along the bottom of them to make them look like they are regular sized mirrors on the wall. You could also do a peel and stick on the entire or only on the lower part to look like regular wall.