How to Install Mirrors on Bathroom Wall Cabinet Doors

a bathroom sink
  • 1-4 hours
  • Beginner
  • 25-125
What You'll Need
Caulking gun
Liquid nails

Adding mirrors is one way to spruce up your bathroom wall cabinet. If you have a small bathroom, adding more mirrors to the room will make it seem larger. It is a good project for any weekend warrior, whether they are a novice or a professional. Measure the cabinet doors and have your local building supply store cut the mirrors to size for you.

Step 1 - Remove Bathroom Wall Cabinet Doors

Decide which bathroom wall cabinet doors will hold the mirrors. If you only have a one door cabinet in your bathroom, then your decision is made for you. A cabinet with two doors will probably look a little odd if one side is mirrored and the other is not. If you have more than one wall cabinet, it is up to you as to how many mirrors to install. Once you have decided on the number of mirrors, then it is time to remove the bathroom wall cabinet doors using a screwdriver. Place the doors on a flat surface, preferably waist high for easy access. Making your workspace more accessible helps you work smarter.

Step 2 - Prepare Bathroom Wall Cabinet Doors for Mirror Installation

Sand the door panel. Only roughen the area that is going to be covered with the mirror. Sanding is necessary to allow the adhesive to penetrate into the door so that the mirror will stay attached. Wipe away any excess dust before continuing.

Step 3 - Attach the Mirror to the Wall Cabinet Doors

Use the caulking gun to insert the liquid nails. Apply a generous amount of liquid nails to the cabinet door. You may also want to add liquid nails to the back of the mirror, but be careful not to use too much. Gently place the mirror on the door using a little pressure to assure it will stay attached. Center the mirror on the door panel while the adhesive is still wet. Once the adhesive has dried, you will not be able to make any changes. Give the doors at least 24 hours for the adhesive to dry before reinstalling them.

Once you have reinstalled the bathroom wall cabinet doors you will be able to enjoy your handy work. Give this a try and you will be surprised how easy this project can be.