Mirror needs to be moved/resized

Penny F
by Penny F
I have a bathroom mirror that is glued to the wall. I know how to use wire to slice through the glue, but is it possible to be resize it by cutting it with some very sharp tool. We are having decorative tile installed above the counter backsplash. I need more than 5 inches of room but I only have about 3". What would you do? What if I end up getting the mirror down in one piece - is there someplace I can get it cut to a smaller size?
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  • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Mar 12, 2015
    Removing sounds tricky and has potential for damage - to wall and you. Are you set on the deco tiles? You could glue a frame around the mirror for a new look.
  • Ruth wallace Ruth wallace on Mar 12, 2015
    Call your local glass cutters, I have used one to oval a square mirror.
  • Kay Starnes Kay Starnes on Mar 12, 2015
    I actually glued tile to my mirror when I put in new single vanities with granite tops. It has been there for 5 years and still looks great. The tile was used at the bottom then I framed the rest of the mirror out with stained molding to match.
  • Deirdre Sullivan Deirdre Sullivan on Mar 12, 2015
    Have you tried hydrogen peroxide? This video explains how to clean grout using hydrogen peroxide: http://goo.gl/KpJhzk
  • Cathy Murphy Cathy Murphy on Mar 12, 2015
    We removed a mirror like this to put in a medicine cabinet ($7 at Goodwill). Hubby got a little aggressive and ripped the wall board. I had him put decorative tiles all around it and used moulding to finish it off. It looks great. If you can get the mirror off just about any hardware/Lowes Store/etc. will cut it to size for you.
  • 9530106 9530106 on Mar 12, 2015
    I am thinking that I would leave the mirror alone, and just have the tiles cut to fit, or find a narrower coordinating one to place below the mirror. You could even tie the narrower tile in as an accent, etc. Good luck!
  • Loretta Clark Loretta Clark on Mar 12, 2015
    I have the same problem and would love to find out what you do, and how you like it.
  • Penny F Penny F on May 07, 2015
    Thank you all for your ideas! While I was still contemplating what to do, my husband and the tile man managed to get it down using a tool that I can't think of the name of at the moment. We had previously attempted to use picture wire to cut through the glue but it wasn't working. This tool had better wire on it. Some wallboard was sacrificed, but not a lot. We primed it and patched it so once it is painted, we will hang a decorative mirror there.
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  • Rhonda S Rhonda S on May 08, 2015
    I had a local glass company resize my mirror then I had them put a beveled edging on it. Looks great!
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  • Yay! I was going to suggest enlisting the help of your tile person, but you did exactly what I would have done. When do we get to view the reveal of your reno?