How to Make a TV Mirror

Although almost everyone in the modern world owns a television, homeowners are constantly trying to hide them. One of the most popular disguises is the TV armoire with doors that close to hide the screen. Another clever distraction are looped videos of fireplaces, fish and sunsets that have no sound and turn your TV into an art piece. One up-and-coming way to hide your television involves disguising it as a mirror. This simple solution works wonderfully with flat-screen televisions. All you need are a few simple tools and a two-way mirror.

Conceal your television with a mirror.

Step 1

Flip your framed two-way mirror over so you are looking at the darker side. Place a D-ring with a screw hole in the upper left and right corners of the frame. Screw the rings to the frame with steel screws so that the curved part of each D points toward the top of the frame.

Step 2

Measure how far apart your D-rings are and transfer the mark for this width to the wall above your TV with a pencil. Place a stud finder over the pencil marks and move it slowly over the area; when the stud finder beeps or lights up, you've found a stud. Make new, darker pencil marks over the studs.

Step 3

Place a level against your wall to make sure your new pencil marks are even. If they're not, adjust one of the marks by moving it higher or lower. Drill a hole through each of your newest pencil marks. Place the tip of a wall hook against each hole and twist it into the wall until the entire screw-end of your hook is buried in the wall.

Step 4

Lift your mirror up and hook each of your D-rings over a wall hook. The mirror should cover your television completely. You should still be able to turn the television on and off with your remote and see the picture clearly through the mirror.

Megan Shoop

Megan Shoop has Bachelor of Arts in English literature and is proficient in both AP and MLA styles. As an editor of her college newspaper for one year, she assisted with copy editing, proofreading and layout design. She also wrote art and movie reviews and articles about campus events.