Ceiling Medallion Mirror

On one of my recent Goodwill shopping trips, I was out looking for a mirror for my upstairs hallway landing.  I wanted a mirror with detail but could not find one to my liking. I browsed through a few more aisles, and I came across a Ceiling Medallion. It had beautiful details and I thought I could use it to make my own mirror. Circle mirrors are easy to find at any craft store but then I remembered a mirror that was broken and sitting in my garage. Perfect!

This mirror has been sitting in my garage for some time. A moving mishap that I was not sure how to dispose of.

The ceiling medallion was a whopping $3.93 and in perfect condition. I did add a coat of white gloss spray paint to add some shine.

I used a hammer and placed a towel over the large mirror to break it into smaller pieces.  When I had a piece that was the right size, I used hot glue to set it in place. Now I will admit, I added the glue to the back side of the mirror. Mistake! The glue needs to sit on the mirror so when you place it on the medallion, the mirror shines through and not the backing.

I didn’t have a picture hanger so I used my standby. A large paper clip! I applied it with hot glue, and it does hold very well!

This is what the back looked like. A hot mess. You can see here where I added the hot glue onto the wrong side of the mirror on the first try. Even though the mirror will be hanging up and you will never see the back, I wanted to cover it up that mess.

I took a large brown shopping bag and used the medallion as a template to cut a circle to place over the mess.

So much better! I added a bead of hot glue underneath the circle to hold it in place.

Here it is! All done and looking real pretty!

I love the details and the light sheen from the  gloss paint.

This is the view from my bedroom. Love. It’s just what I wanted for the space.

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It’s all good. ~ Donna


  1. How smart! What a good idea and it looks lovely.

  2. Thanks for linking this up with my Show and Share party! I’m still looking for some broken mirrors 😉

  3. Thank you all for the sweet comments. I must say this is my favorite project so far!

  4. So beautiful but I absolutely LOVE your resourcefulness of the paper clip! GENIUS! well done!

    Pamela @ pbjstories.blogspot.com

  5. this is a great idea! It looks beautiful 🙂

  6. OH I LOVE THIS! wow this is so pretty and re-purposed! Love your blog, thank you for visiting me, and for the kind words! I will have to try this, wish I could find one of those medallions for cheap!I pick them up whenever in the depot type stores!!! 🙁 but they are still a bit pricy! So they go back on the hanger!

    Hey you can use a “pull pop top: from a soda can too as a hanger! I used to do that years ago but never thought of a paper clip! GREAT IDEA!!!!! I fot plenty of them! Hugs Kat =^/^=

  7. Aunt Christine says:

    I’m shopping for a medallion– love the mirror

  8. Beautiful!! I am going to be keeping this idea for the new house!

  9. Wow, really great job on that mirror! Clever use of the medallion. I guess I gotta save the old broken mirrors now, huh?

  10. That is a great idea! I have one of those medallions in my room and I hate. Maybe I just need to add a mirror and move it to a wall!
    Thank you so much for visiting and leaving me such sweet comments!
    Come by anytime. I would love to have you!

  11. Oooh. What a pretty architectural detail! The medallion looks gorgeous as a mirror.

  12. The mirror looks amazing. Thanks for dropping by L’Heure Bleue At Home with your helpful tips!

  13. My daughter and I just looked at this and we love this idea! So cool!

  14. That is so clever! I love it. Now you have me thinking about something similar for my new bathroom…


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