We are going to do some decorating in our bathroom. We have a 96 inch long
mirror above our sinks. It is just a plain mirror and I want to dress it up.
The bottom sits on a bracket directly on top of the back splash block and
there is about three inches of wall on each side of it. The thought of
taking it down and replacing it seems a bit intimidating [ looks heavy, etc]
with something that big and I am not even sure how it is attached to the
wall. I was thinking of either putting molding around the side and top of it
up to but not onto the mirror or using larger molding that covers the wall
space on each side and overlapping the mirror a couple of inches. What I was
wondering is about putting molding around the bottom of the mirror. Can
molding be successfully glued onto a mirror and if so what adhesive would be
recommended? Secondly if that is viable and thinking ahead how hard would
it be to remove such glued on molding in case of damage or wanting to change
it. Thanks for any advice. --- Steve
Yes and just about any glue. Easiest is a caulk type material like
silicon. Be aware that the back side of the molding - that touching the
mirror - will be reflected by the mirror and will be visible.
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Is the molding back visible because of refraction or something? If a
bead of painter's caulk is run along the mirror and molding before
finishing should prevent one from seeing the back....(I haven't tried
it so I don't know...
I did see a project where a trim was painted on a mirror to match the
ceiling boarder, sealed well and it looked great ...In this case
(thread) a portion of the wall will be covered - not just the mirror.
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The mirror silvering is on the back of the glass. The depth
(thickness) of the mirror allows a reflection of the back of the
molding. Painting the back of the molding black and using black
silicone caulk is a typical way of dealing with it.
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