Mirror Gallery Wall

I love vintage mirrors! Let’s face it, I love almost all vintage things! I am a collector, sometimes even on the verge of being a hoarder.

I have been adding to my collection of mirrors for a couple years now, but never knew what I was going to do with them all, until last week…

My little boy threw a toy at the tv and broke it. My first thought, “now I won’t be able to turn on Mickey Mouse to entertain him while I am cooking or cleaning in the kitchen” Then a more positive thought…”now I won’t have to hear Mickey Mouse while I am cooking and cleaning in the kitchen!” After a few days without a tv upstairs, I really started to love it! I have never been huge into watching tv. I took the tv off the wall and started to set my mirrors and some vintage books on the buffet.

For a couple weeks I just looked at all the mirrors and books while trying to decide if I really want to hang them, or put another tv on the wall. One evening my husband said that he was starting to like the layered look of all the mirrors, I knew it was meant to be….he never has an opinion on anything I am doing around our house. He helped me figure out how to hang some of the mirrors in front of the others.

We simply measured how far out the mirrors came from the wall, and then made a wood block to match that thickness. We screwed the wood block to the wall, (if the screws don’t go into a stud, I highly recommend using some anchors to support the weight of the mirror). Then we put a screw at the top of the block to hang the mirror from.

Loving the way it turned out, but I am sure that I will still be tweaking it until it’s perfect to me!

What do you think? Too many mirrors? Too much going on? Or do you like it?

Thank you for visiting LeCultivateur!!!

~Emily

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31 thoughts on “Mirror Gallery Wall

  1. I absolutely love your mirrors and vintage decor! I would love for you to link up this post Thursday at Thursday Favorite Things! The party starts at 9:00 a.m. on my blog Thursday and runs through Sat. at midnight. Leave a comment for a chance to be featured next week πŸ™‚

    I did a mirror gallery wall up my stair case, and I never pass up vintage and antique mirrors when I am out junkin’. You have a beautiful collection!

    Amber

    1. Thank you so much for the sweet comment!! I will definitely link up to Thursday Favorite things, on Thursday on your blog!! Thank you!!!
      Have a lovely evening!
      ~ Emily @ LeCultivateur.com

  2. Hello Emily, I love what you’ve done with all the mirrors ~ definitely pinned. πŸ™‚ I love how your husband came up with a way to secure some of the mirrors with that block ~ great idea!!! Back when we were still in our house, I had a really large mirror wall {it was a 40’+ wall in our living/dining room with 18′ ceiling at the highest point} and I found a trick to putting up multiple mirrors and frames without creating millions of holes ~ lay them all out on the floor on top of butcher paper and draw “holes” on the paper for your nails and screw. Works great! Anyway, thought I’d share if you go up the wall in the future. πŸ™‚

    Enjoy your new wall,
    Barb πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much sweet friend!!! I absolutely loved your Limoges post!! Such beautiful pictures!πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

  3. What a great idea. This post was HIGHLY viewed at our party last week so, guess what??? Ta Da!!! You are featured at the next one! Congrats πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much!!! I can’t believe my post was so highly viewed! I’m thrilled!!!
      ~Emily

  4. Oh how I love this and would love to recreate something like this in our home! I have saved pictures like this over the years and scouted Craig’s List for mirrors. When I find them, I always chicken out. The way you’ve layered them and staggered the depths adds so much interest! We have a room that will soon be empty when our son moves out…I think I need to do this. Thank you so much for sharing this and the instructions too. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much for the sweet comment! I have had my mirrors for a few years and have been pinning mirror gallery walls for years, but I was always too worried that it wouldn’t turn out…so glad that I finally put them up! If you like the mirror gallery wall, You should definitely do it! I would love to see pictures of it when you do!
      Happy Monday!!!
      ~Emily

  5. Love all of the vintage touches! Thank you for linking up with It’s a Spring Tea Link Party – we are so happy you joined us! Angelina @ Petite Haus

  6. I love how you layered all the differently textured mirrors, and awesome that you showed people how to do it! I’m a vintage mirror hoarder, and this is a great way to not have to pick a favorite! I’m featuring this on my favorites from the Spring Tea link party-thanks for joining in! Pinned, too!

  7. Great idea! We aren’t fans of TV and in fact only have one small TV in our kitchen sitting room. It rarely is turned on!
    Your mirrors are all lovely. Great collection! I have a friend who started buying mirrors, all with gold frames. She hung them in her stairwell. It’s exquisite!

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