Replacing a bathroom mirror for any reason does not have to be an all day job, even for those with no experience doing so. There may be a need for a helper to hold the mirror while you mark for hangers, but this will depend on how heavy or awkward holding the mirror is. There are many types of mirrors to hang, and for this article we will refer to a framed mirror.
You will need:
- Eye screws
- Framed mirror
- Measuring tape
- Mirror hanging wire for your weight mirror
- Stud finder
- Hollow wall anchor and screws
Step 1: Use your screwdriver to screw the eye screws onto the back of the frame on the mirror, about a third of the way from the top of the mirror. With the right mirror hanging wire for your mirror’s weight, use enough wire to thread through one eye screw and then wrap the wire back around and knot to itself. Repeat this for the other eye screw and leave enough slack so the wire will bow a slight amount.
Step 2: Measure your vanity’s width, and find the center. Mark the center with a pencil on the wall where you will be hanging the new mirror. Use your stud finder to see if there is a stud. If there is no stud, you will use a hollow wall anchor to hold the mirror in place. If you have a stud, you will simply use a screw of your choice.
Step 3: Place the mirror on its back and pull the wires up to the center. Measure the frame of the mirror from the bottom to the top of the center of the wire while it is drawn up. This is the measurement you will use so that you will know where to place the screw in the wall.
Step 4: Place a screw into the wall at the measurement you just made. Hang the mirror on the new screw. If the mirror is heavy, two screws can be used, with one screw requiring the use of a stud in the wall. As long as the two nails are level on the wall, your mirror will hang evenly. It may be best to use a level to ensure proper alignment with the vanity and sink areas, if you are not sure of the correct placement.