The dresser mirror is a classic piece of decor. It’s an elegant piece of furniture that adds a sense of style and luxury to any home.
It’s also a convenient place to do your makeup. Most of us already store makeup on the dresser surface, so adding a mirror there only makes sense.
But, how do you attach the mirror to the dresser? I mean, not all dressers come with one attached.
What’s the easy way to mount them together?
Check out the tips below for answers.
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Attaching a mirror to a dresser is a relatively easy process. All you need are the right tools and a few extra minutes.
Here’s how you do it:
1. Gather your materials
You need the following items:
Note: Depending on the mirror’s weight, you may need someone else around to support it. Don’t attempt this if the mirror is too heavy for you to lift comfortably.
2. Mount the L-brackets to the mirror
Use the power drill and screws to mount the brackets to back of the mirror’s frame. Mount them at least an inch in from the sides of the mirror so that they aren’t visible from the front.
If the mirror is heavy, you may want to mount three or four brackets to support the weight.
3. Pre-drill holes in the dresser
Place the mirror on the dresser. Move it around until you find the spot where you want to mount it. Using your pencil, draw a mark inside of the holes on the L-bracket.
Remove the mirror from the dresser and place it aside. Use the 3/32″ drill bit to gently drill holes into the dresser’s surface.
4. Mount the mirror to the dresser
Place the mirror back up on the dresser. Line up the L-bracket’s holes with the holes you just drilled. Use the Phillips head bit to drive screws into these holes.
Before you walk away, check to make sure that the mirror is sturdily mounted. If it feels wiggly, you may need to take the screws out and replace them with longer ones.
how do you secure a leaning mirror on a dresser?
If you currently have a mirror leaning against the wall on top of your dresser, we have some advice for you:
Secure it. Secure it now.
While your mirror might seem stable now, it’s going to fall eventually. Whether it falls forward, slips behind the dresser, or slides off the side, it’s going to come crashing down at some point.
And it’s going to be messy.
So, you should mount it ASAP.
There are two ways to do this:
1. Mount it directly to the dresser.
2. Mount it to the wall above the dresser.
If you want to mount it to the dresser itself, read the section above.
If you want to mount it to the wall above the dresser, check out this guide: How to Hang a Mirror
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