Attaching a mirror to the top of a dresser enhances a room by adding a touch of design and decoration, increasing the perceived size and providing utility for getting ready for the day. Some dresser and mirror combinations are available for purchase together, but many are bought separately and attached later. Before installation, make sure to purchase the correct size mounting hardware for the mirror. Mounting brackets and hardware that are too long or too short can look unsightly or cause the mirror to be unstable, which could result in it getting broken. Installation will require two people.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Measuring tape
Lay the mirror face down on a secure surface that is at least as large as the mirror frame. Set the support rods a couple of inches from either edge of the mirror and just shy of the top edge.
Attach the support rods to the back of the mirror with a single screw placed at the top of each rod. Tighten with a screwdriver until the rods are held to the mirror but are still able to swing side-to-side.
Hold the mirror upright so that the support rods hang directly up and down. When they stop swinging, they will be exactly level. Attach brackets around the bottom of the support rods and install screws in both sides of the brackets. Tighten all of the screws as far as possible.
Measure the distance between the exact centre of the support rods. Measure the length of the dresser and make a mark in the exact middle. Cut the distance between the support rods in half, then measure that far out from the middle of the dresser and mark it with a pencil.
Attach a bracket at each of the marks on the back of the dresser. Make sure the centre of the bracket is on the mark. Install the mounting screws and tighten them as much as possible.
Attach brackets on the blind rail, directly below the brackets at the top of the dresser. Tighten the screws as much as possible.
Loosen the retaining screws in the centre of the brackets. Hold the mirror over the dresser and slide the support rods through the brackets until it is at the desired height above the dresser. Tighten the retaining screws.
Tips and warnings
- Do not use a power drill to install the screws ,as the strength of the drill could cause the screws to sink in too far and damage the mirror glass.
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