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Protecting bathroom mirror from corroding around the edges

In my bathroom I have a beautiful illuminated LED mirror. It's now 10 years since I originally installed it - and over time, the edges have become de-silvered as the backing coat has corroded and ...
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Installing a mirror on wardrobe sliding door

I want to hang a 1.5m tall wooden frame mirror on my wardrobe sliding door but I am afraid it would fall off and shatter into pieces some day. Is there a good way to install it securely with minimal ...
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How to dispose of a large full length mirror?

I have this mirror that I am replacing. This mirror was extremely heavy and fell off the wall one time and the frame is broken. The mirror/glass part is all in good shape. The edges are just sharp and ...
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Cutting a hole in a mounted mirror

I have a large mirror that's glued to the wall so I can't remove it. It already has a 1 gang outlet in it but I'd like to expand it to a 2 gang box. How would I expand the hole on a vertical mirror ...
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What kind of wall do I have, and do I need anchors?

I have a 36"x60" 30 lbs frameless mirror that I want to hang up on my wall, but I can't seem to find the studs! I've tried using a magnetic stud finder with no luck. I've drilled multiple holes in my ...
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Hanging a heavy edgeless mirror so that it tilts down

I have a mirror similar to this: I'd like to hang it like this: ...where the angle can be easily adjusted whenever I'd like. I'd like to figure out how to simply, cheaply, and securely (living in ...
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How can I hang an IKEA Stockholm mirror on a brick wall?

I found tips for hanging the Stockholm mirror from IKEA using the technique here by Ray Li: https://hackerbits.com/life/how-to-hang-an-ikea-mirror-stockholm/ However, I have a brick wall in the ...
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Mounting a small mirror on frosted glass?

I have a small IKEA mirror with a battery powered lamp I'd like to mount above my washbasin. My washbasin is in front of a textured glass window facing the street. I tried the suction cup and sticky ...
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Making a Smart Mirror

I know I can buy a smart mirror already finished for around $80, but I think building one myself will be an interesting project. That being said, I read somewhere (this may not have been a dependable ...
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How can I determine if a mirror is tempered glass or not?

I have a full wall vanity mirror (70" x 42") in my bathroom wall. I need to drill some holes through it in order to install a vanity light. I realized that if the mirror is made from tempered glass it ...
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Flexible mirror for anamorphic art illusion

I am looking for a flexible mirror that can be folded into a cylinder so as to use in the cylindrical anamorphic illusions. In the same video, the guy has shown the silver sheet, I would like to know ...
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wall anchor didn't go all the way in - hit a white plastic?

Pretty new with everything about drilling stuff into the wall, so forgive me. I tried to use a recommended wall anchor (click the link for more info), and unfortunately, about halfway through, the ...
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Safely hang a mirror that does not have hooks

I would like to safely secure a mirror to the drywall. The mirror itself is pretty light (probably under 5kg), the weight is not an issue. However, its back surface does not have any hooks or anything ...
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Contraption for hanging a mirror

A mirror has four pieces of hardware of the one appearing in the image, one at each corner. Attempting to insert simultaneously four flat-head wood screws in these slots would likely be frustrating. ...
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Highly Curved Parabolic Makeup Mirror?

I saw a highly curved parabolic mirror that I had never seen before in a hotel I visited recently. It was on an arm in the bathroom and unfortunately I didn't think to take a picture at the time. It ...
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Lean Ikea Krabb mirror against the wall (for decoration), need something to prevent them from slipping

https://www.reddit.com/r/DIY/comments/298y83/help_lean_ikea_krabb_mirror_against_the_wall_need/?utm_source=amp&utm_medium=&utm_content=post_title There's similar questions online that were ...
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Can I use a magnet to make a hinged mirror stick to the wall?

After installing my Ikea mirror which can open like a door (in order to install small hooks on the wall behind it and hang keys and stuff), I realize it touches the wall only if I apply pressure on it,...
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How can I bring more light into this shower?

Consider this shower alcove: The curtain is partially-transparent. It can't be made much more transparent for privacy reasons; so, it blocks a lot of the light. Also, hanging a towel on that rail ...
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Mirror Image distorted after a distance

I bought a mirror 9ft *4ft and image is alright till 10 ft away from the mirror after that it's distorting the image and thickening it.How can I solve this problem?
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Mount Nissedal mirror away from the wall

I have an shallow space which I would like to use for some additional storage, with a mirror as a door. The space is only 15cm deep, so I've not been able to find something that I could buy to fill ...
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are there places that can duplicate a vanity mirror? or places to re silver an old mirror?

my vanity mirror is really old and you can tell it needs to be resilvered. I read online that the price can be more expensive than just buying a new mirror, but I was wondering if there are places ...
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How can I avoid dust and bubbles when installing window film?

I always get some kind of flaw when applying window film. Obviously I've read the instructions, watched diy videos, and even asked for advice before. I have changed up my technique as a result but I'm ...
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Exterior mirror to bring more light to a window

I have a window that doesn't get very much light. Perpendicular to it there is a wall of the house, which gets more light. I would like to put a mirror on this wall to get more light on that window. ...
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Mounting large mirror on drywall/studs with unknown brackets

We got a large beveled mirror (50-60 lbs) at a garage sale thinking it would be easy to mount. After we got home we noticed the mirror has 2 brackets near one of the longer edges and I am baffled on ...
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Illuminated Mirror Wiring

I've purchased an illuminated mirror (with a built in light strip around the outside) for my bathroom remodel. I'm trying to figure out the best way to wire it. I have the wiring prepped for a new ...
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Unfasten unfamiliar springs that fix an old mirror to its frame

I have obtained an old mirror that needs restoration. Its design suggests to me it may be from the 1950s and there is a French-language label on the back side, so maybe its provenance is French as ...
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Sticking a wooden frame to a mirror

I have a bathroom that needs to be gutted and re-done, but for now it has a mirror attached to the wall and someone has stuck wood around it that is supposed to look like barn wood. It is very thin ...
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Hanging a mirror from its wooden frame

I intend to use four eye screws, pictured, to hang a wood-framed mirror. The mirror is about 44"x32". But installing four eye screws (two on the bottom, one on each side, with a cable running through ...
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How to make a wall mirror out of mirror tiles?

I've got nine mirror tiles (30cm square, 4mm thick), and I want to fix them to a 90x90cm board to make a mirror to hang on the wall. What kind of board would be best – MDF, particle board, plywood, ...
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How could our sliding mirror doors have cracked so easily?

I purchased and installed a set of sliding mirror doors 2 weeks ago. In the space of two weeks all four of the doors have developed cracks in them. A couple of them are at least a foot long. I have ...
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Stand heavy mirror on its corner

I have a heavy square mirror and a shoe bench. I would like to put the mirror on top of the bench, but the mirror on top, but standing on its corner. The mirror is too heavy to hang from the wall. I ...
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Damage when drilling a mirror — normal or not?

I've just had a bespoke mirrored bathroom cabinet installed. The mirrors have had holes drilled for the knobs, and one of the holes has a white mark around it and generally doesn't look very clean. ...
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Are brass picture hooks ok for a 30lb mirror on a plaster wall?

I've got a 30 lb mirror with D-hooks on the back and cable that can take its weight appropriately. I've put this mirror up on plaster walls before but I just want to make sure because this time it's ...
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What the heck are these L-shaped screws and how do I use them to hang my vanity mirror

I ordered a 50-pound mirror from Greece that is supposed to be wall-mounted. It came with no instructions and these things. There are holes on the top left and top right corners of the mirror that ...
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Is it possible to make my own DIY one way mirror

One way glass and perspex is quite expensive. But regular perspex is not. I've seen some mirror finish sprays. Has anyone tried successfully to make a one way mirror using those or perhaps another ...
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How to safely put mirror tiles on the ceiling?

I'm looking to put some mirror square tiles of 30x30cm and the weight of 700gr on the ceiling. How can I safely do that? I want to avoid mirrors falling due to plaster removing.
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Bathroom mirror fogging up even when bathtub is not in use

What could possibly cause a bathroom mirror to fog up? Not the shower or bath, though, I'm sure about that. Because neither has been used for a month. So, what could cause that? And how should I fix ...
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Hang a mirror with keyhole slot

What is the best way to hang a 30" round, 35lb mirror with a keyhole slot? Diameter of keyhole is 3/8 inch. Wall is drywall. I have located a stud, which is in the right place, but in case I don't, I'...
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Viber bathroom mirror light replacement

I own a Viber bathroom mirror that houses some halogen lights at the top. Does anyone know how I might replace the bulbs on such a unit? They don't appear to twist, push or pull, and I can't see any ...
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How can I clean calcium deposits off my mirror?

I live in Denmark and water is containing high amounts of calcium so my bathroom mirror has all these white spots which are so hard to remove, any ideas for a dissolver or something?
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Hanging heavy object in bedroom

I need to hang a mirror in my bedroom. I purchased some anchors assuming the drywall would be 3/8ths of an inch thick. However, when I drill my pilot holes, I realize the drywall in my bedroom is ...
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What is a good technique to remove a glued-in mirror without access to its edges?

http://imgur.com/MKkZfSZ I'm trying to get this mirror out without making a total mess of the surrounding drywall. Any best practices?
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Is there a technique to make a shower mirror fog-free?

We want to install a permanent mirror in a new shower, but hope to find a permanent way to prevent it from fogging up. I have seen gooseneck mirrors that hook up to the showerhead itself so as to run ...
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What's the right name of the things that mount a frameless mirror to the wall through the mirror?

I feel silly asking this question but I don't know the term for the little things that hold a frameless mirror to the wall through holes in the mirror. They're often little plastic stars or metal ...
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How to hang a heavy mirror with rotating support hinges?

I'd like to hang a mirror on the wall. It's 4ft high and weighs about 50lb. There are two hinges on either side of a metal frame. The width of the mirror is exactly 32". I found that studs in the ...
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How to mount an odd mirror from Crate and Barrel

I have a mirror that we got from Crate and Barrel, but the backside of the mirror is not flush so it sticks out from the wall (and looks weird). Here is a picture of the backside. You can see the ...
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How do I safely install a mirror on an Ikea Besta door?

I have a Besta unit for shoe storage. It makes sense for us to put a mirror in that room, and the door seems a good spot. The door itself is about 25" x 50". Standard Ikea Tofta pressboard door with ...
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What do I use to mount a heavy framed mirror to a stud wall?

I recently got my grubby hands on a beautiful, but extremely heavy, 4' x 7' framed wall mirror; it probably weighs around 100lbs, if not a little more. I know what (exterior) wall to mount it on, ...
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How can I dispose of large glass mirrors?

I recently remodeled my bathrooms and removed the old flat glass mirrors that were hung on the walls. I kept them thinking that I could cut and frame them, but I wound up just purchasing new ones. ...
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Back lighted mirror

I would like to know how I could get a mirror like this: Does it need to be custom made If it need to be custom made, by who? Glass store or light store? thanks a lot.