Awhile ago when I was younger (before I had a house of my own) my aunt gave me this wonderful mirror that used to be the door to her vanity. I didn’t get the entire vanity, but for years I held onto the mirror because I really wanted to put it some place special because I loved it so much. Now, I’m finally hanging it in one of our bathrooms and it came out gorgeous.
I was originally going to show you guys how to hang it from a ribbon with a door knob, but I came to find out at the last minute that the light fixture above was too low for me to be able to do this. 🙁 So, I will be showing you guys how to hang a frame like that in an upcoming tutorial and the same will apply to a mirror! 🙂
- Old Vanity Mirror
- Sawtooth Hanger (Large)
- Tiny Screws (not the ones that come with the hooks). Mine were about ¼” long but make sure you look at how much space you have between the backing and the mirror itself.
- Anchor & Screw (for the wall)
- Dremel (or Hacksaw)
- Prior to this tutorial (before I started writing tutorials) I had painted the frame of the mirror with a fresh coat of paint and it was already removed from the medicine cabinet before I got it. Sorry, I don’t have pics of these steps!
- Gather your supplies (the ribbon, hooks, and knobs in the picture are not used – see my note above).
- Using your dremel, cut off the hook that once assisted in closing the door to the medicine cabinet. If you don’t have a dremel, you don’t need to go out and buy one (although they come in VERY handy around the house for DIY projects). Instead, you can buy a HackSaw from your local hardware store for about five dollars or so. It will not be as easy with a HackSaw, but it’ll get the job done.
- Now you should have a flat surface so the mirror doesn’t push away from the wall.
- Place the hook at the top of the mirror where you want to attach it. Make a mark with a marker where you need to drill for the screws.
- Pre-drill these holes with a small drill bit.
- Attach the hook with the tiny screws you got seperately. The reason you need really small screws is because you do not want them to go in to far and break the mirror.
- Find the center of your vanity using a ruler or eyeball it using your vanity light. Then pre-drill a hole and hammer the anchor into the wall.
- Insert the screw into the anchor.
- Hang the mirror carefully, and you now have a very Shabby Chick look to your vanity!