Whole wall in living room is a mirror-floor to ceiling

by Shirley
I hate this wall. Can you paint over a gigantic mirror? Any suggestions on how to cover it? It cannot be removed. My decor is nautical. Seeing two of everything, including me is ridiculous! It is 4 huge glued on panels floor to ceiling, ugh!
  15 answers
  • Lynne Ingram Dolby Lynne Ingram Dolby on Apr 24, 2015
    Chalkboard paint could be an option....Martha Stewart's website has a tutorial that shows how to make it in any color.
  • Tonya Tonya on Apr 24, 2015
    Hang nautical curtains, floor to ceiling, I wish I had your problem, I would be so happy. Good luck :))
  • Cornelia Schott Cornelia Schott on Apr 24, 2015
    Why can't the mirror wall be removed?
  • Funnygirl Funnygirl on Apr 24, 2015
    I think it will "disappear " if you place some large pictures with those adhesive hooks,add a bookcase, some plants etc.Or, you should be apply to paint on top of it, if you paint a coat of primer on first ,something like gripper primer,then your favorite color.try a small area first.
  • Kat Meaney Kat Meaney on Apr 24, 2015
    Either remove the mirror or cover it with like a book case. My dad did this when he moved into his old house-the living room wall was a big mirror-he just covered it with a home entertainment center
  • Barbara Barbara on Apr 24, 2015
    We had a curved mirrored wall in our previous home. I cut wallpaper and wallpapered it. If you aren't a wallpaper person, purchase the wallpaper liner designed to accept paint. You'll have to slather it generously with wallpaper paste and let it dry thoroughly before you paint, but we had no issues of slippage or peeling in the 8 years we owned that home.
  • Wanda Arganbright Wanda Arganbright on Apr 24, 2015
    Have you thought about using nautical stencils and spray on frosting glass medium?
  • Chris Mullican Chris Mullican on Aug 23, 2015
    Use lots of plants tall, with lights, make it look like a forest
  • Shirley Shirley on Aug 23, 2015
    Applied a 4ft X 6 ft wide beach scene mural. My husband built a faux window with sill around it and shelves on either side, leaving mirror showing behind the small shelves. It looks like you are looking out the window at a beautiful beach. Thanks for all your help.
    • Debra Grieve Debra Grieve on Aug 24, 2015
      @Shirley Can you show us a picture of the finished wall, I know I would love to see it!!
  • Karen Karen on Dec 30, 2016

    I like using floral decorator's spray (wood tones) to "smoke" mirrors that I don't want to reflect in the usual way. Years ago, I read about first spraying the mirror with water, then apply the wood-tone spray. It gives the mirrors a naturally aged appearance and isn't so glaring in its reflections.

  • Eroque022810 Eroque022810 on Dec 31, 2016

    If you don't want to remove mirror due to work involved can you apply drywall over it with glue then apply mud and tape to be able to paint the wall once sanded and primed. I would put something in front of that area to protect it from people bumping into it and having mirror brake. Ask at the store and see if that's possible?

  • Connie Connie on Dec 31, 2016

    I feel your pain! I too had a horrific mirror the previous owners put on a wall to "enlarge" the space. I called around to different glass places in my area until I found one that would remove it for a reasonable fee. If you have to negotiate remember they are getting glass they can most likely cut down and resell.

    • Maynard Maynard on Jan 15, 2017

      Actually, thats not done for several reasons, the first is the mirror adhesive on the back of the mirror. its specially made for mirrors, never hardens, and usually takes some of the dry wall or plaster with it. That makes the glue un-reuseable, and scraping it off will damage the silver surface that is the mirror. It gets tossed. All vendors operate with a lot of good will to the public, hoping they will remember and come back as a buying customer.

  • Connie Connie on Dec 31, 2016

    p.s. It most likely can be removed. Mine was also glued but glass companies use big suction cups. Mine came off with no breaks.

  • Int2363025 Int2363025 on Dec 31, 2016

    What do you mean it cannot be removed? Anything an d everything can be removed. Then go from there,! Your choice...see how easy that was!