Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Have you Ever....

Cut a large mirror into smaller mirrors?  I'm in the middle of an overhaul of our kids' bathroom and this large mirror screams 1976 (the year this house was built). 

I would like to cut it into 2 smaller rectangular mirrors to hang over each sink.  We've bought the cutter, DH has read up online how to do it, now we are procrastinating!  I can see the "new" mirrors with frames around them painted the color of the trim.  If you have cut a mirror - did it work, did you break the mirror, should I call in a professional, am I crazy?  Any advice is more than welcome!

The bug wallpaper was really cute in here when I redid the bathroom when the kids were 6, 3 and 10 months.  Now it is a little too juvenile for a 15, 12 and 9 year old. (actually it is all gone, I've spent the last couple of weeks removing the paper with any spare moment I've had)
I loved the clean white look when I redid this, the old fixtures were harvest gold amd dark brown wood - one of those great '70's combinations.  We replaced the toilet, countertops, sinks, cabinets and flooring.  I painted the harvest gold tub white - quite the job, but well worth my time investment (much less $$$ than replacing the tub/shower combination).  I have new paint color samples hanging and I'm trying to decide on the color of taupe/cream that I want to paint the walls.  Thanks for any advice you may have on the mirror!  ~Ann


  1. They do it all the time on home shows on HGTV...If you are afraid to cut it, frame
    it with maybe, a 1x 4 and glue a wide board the same color of the frame, down the
    middle....I don't know if this will look
    good, or not....Just an idea...You could
    take it to a place where they do glass,
    to get it cut....Tape the glass good
    before you try to take it off the wall.
    Check out HGTV, maybe you can find some
    help there...

    Bear Hugs~Karen

  2. I am sure your bathroom will look great when you are finished! I have never cut a mirror into smaller mirrors before, but I am sure it can be done! Good luck with whatever you decide to do! ~Dan~

  3. I can't wait to see your bathroom when it's all done! I know it will look great!!!

  4. I have tried it, it didn't work for me. I had a big mirror like yours in my bathroom and I had found a frame that I loved and I wanted to use it but I had to cut my mirror to fit. I bought the cutter and found out all I could online and even practiced on old glass window panes I had. The glass cut great, but I broke the mirror. I do think maybe it had to do with the fact that the mirror was pretty thin. Anyway, Good Luck:) If it doesn't work out I know that Lowes will cut a mirror for you if you buy it there. Sara

  5. We have a large mirror and we decided to frame it and it looks so much better...Should have done it a long time ago...Ours was not as big has yours tho...Good luck..I know it is hard to try something knew...Like one of the comments said try looking at HGTV web site or DYI web site...Lisa

  6. We've done this in two bathrooms with no problem at all. Looked so much better with it framed and smaller. Go for it..........you'll be glad you did.

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  8. We have cut glass and mirrors several times with the glass cutter and had no problem. Your plan to make 2 smaller ones is a great idea! When we moved here, there was a huge mirror over our vanity in our main bath too. Must have been the style back then!!

  9. I can't wait to see the bathroom completed. I really like the idea having two mirrors with frames. It will look perfect!


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