Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

What’s scarier than a wall full of mirrors?

Removing them!

Our soon-to-be awesome living room had a 13 3/4 foot-long wall with floor-to-ceiling mirrors. Although they did make the room look larger, they pulled us back to an era before we were born.

mirror wall

We clearly had to do something about this wall, and we had to do it quick! After doing some online research we found some best practices and decided to proceed.

Equipment and Tools:

  • Duct Tape
  • Putty Knife
  • Pry Bars (large and small)
  • Hammer
  • Blades
  • Boxes/Garbage Container
  • Tarps
  • Leather Gloves

Instead of boring you with the details, how about you take a quick look at this video?

So there you have it. We discovered that these mirrors are incredibly heavy and, at first, are scary to maneuver.  We had to break the glass to dispose of it in smaller pieces and mirrors are VERY LOUD when being broken. My ears were ringing for quite a while.

Mirrors Before and After

We’ve pulled the Studio 54 out of the living room, and now we have another project ahead of us. The walls behind the mirror are plaster and thus come with their own set of challenges. But hey, it gets us one step closer to a completed room.

Now, what to do about all of that broken glass…

4 thoughts on “Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

  1. It looks like the walls are pretty solid except for little craters where the construction adhesive was. Hot mud or setting compound is awesome stuff; sets by chemical reaction instead of by drying out like your typical pre-mixed joint compound, and doesn’t shrink or crack. You may need to skim over it with the pre-mixed type for a better final finish and easier sanding.

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