Master Bedroom Closet Door Re-do Project

A while back, I used some photos of my friend Brooke’s master bedroom in an article I wrote for HGTV.com.

I adore the wall of windows over there on the far side of the room, and how they allow the view to just keep going and going!

With hopes of creating a slightly brighter, more “extended view” in our own master bedroom, we started a little project today that might just do the trick!

You remember the wall of closet doors on the far side of our room, right?

The ones that have just sorta been hanging there- unfinished, unpainted, and sporting puny little knobs and brass hinges covered in primer?

Well, today, we broke out the “Moonlight White” paint…

…and while Kev painted both of his doors, I painted both of mine.

Well, we actually just painted the part outside of the paneled area on each of the doors. We covered the middle parts of them with this stuff…

(Make sure you get the one that says MIRROR ADHESIVE if you wanna try this at home!)

Then, we smushed a big ol’ sheet of mirror into place on the front side of each of them…

(Each mirror was $40 and we had them cut at a local glass cutting shop. Pardon the unfinished baseboards.)

We made sure they were centered on each door by checking their position with a ruler right after we laid them down…

Once all the mirrors are securely glued into place (3 days), we’ll head back to the store to pick out some molding to trim them out with.
That is, after we paint it all Moonlight White, of course.


Sometimes I wonder if I’ll ever know what it feels like to have clean fingernails again. Ha!

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Comments

  1. says

    You have great taste in choosing to emulate Brooke’s look. Isn’t her home lovely!!! I have been stalking her style ever since I read an article about her home in Country Living Gardner several years ago. I can’t wait to see the finished doors, Layla. They will be so pretty, and they will bounce lots of light around your room.

    Blessings!
    Ricki Jill

  2. Geri Greco says

    Oh no Layla.
    Another fun and great idea to try.
    So little time,so little money.
    That is what I call a grand idea.
    I may be more excited than you &kevin
    to see the finished room. hehe
    So fun to learn new things too. Geri

  3. says

    I absolutely love Brooke’s room…. that tree is AWESOME!!

    And I can’t wait to see the finished result of your master room, we have a TON of doors in our master (7 to be exact – 4 closet doors, 2 bathroom doors, and 1 hallway door) and I can’t stand waking up and the first thing I see is 4 plain white boring paneled closet doors!!! Maybe I can implement this into my room…

  4. says

    I love this idea! Now you have got me thinking about doing my daughter’s closet doors. We have a 9 ft. long mirror in the garage that we took out of our master bath. I also bought a glass cutter. I wonder how good it works. I guess all I can do is try….
    Thanks!

  5. says

    Oh I just love mirrored doors. I can’t wait to see how yours turn out. We put up the sliding mirrored bypass doors in our room and guest room. They are much more generic than what you’re doing. I cannot waiit to see the finished product. Have fun!

  6. says

    Can’t wait to see your finished doors! They are going to be beeeeautiful! This a great way to dress up those boring, hollow core, wanna-be doors that I have. I did it with chalkboard paint & molding but this has me wanting two of them with the mirror! (Who needs 3 chalkboard doors in a hallway anyway? Ha! My husband was right after all.) Oh, you are so clever! Thanks for the inspiration. Off to add “mirror” to the list.

    xoxo,
    Jami

  7. says

    Layla, your doors are going to be awesome! Love the mirrors on the front. Can’t wait to see the finished project. The mirrors will make the room look so much bigger. I love mirrors! Love & blessings from NC!

  8. Rachel Carey says

    I love the idea of mirrors for YOUR bedroom. In mine, I don’t need anymore reflective surfaces to remind me to lose that extra 25#, ugh!!!!!

    Looking forward to seeing the finished room!!!!!!

  9. Angela says

    I’m glad to hear that you are going to add molding because at first I thought they were going to look like mirrored closets of the 80s. Can’t wait to see the finished project!

  10. Geri fom Vermont says

    Can’t wait to see your finished bedroom!! I bought some of the “blue hubbard” but wonder if the little man mixed it up wrong…looks like a very pale mint green……so disappointed….it looks so much prettier in your room….as does everything!! LOL Keep up the great work & thanks for all your inspiration!! Geri

    • Aimee McM says

      Hi Geri, I too used Blue Hubbard in my MBR and initially thought the exact same thing…what is this mint-chocolate chip ice cream color?? Once the room was completed, tho, I LOVE it. I was covering up a very orange-based taupey color and I think that had something to do with it. Good luck!

      • Geri fom Vermont says

        Thanks Aimee……you are brave…..maybe it’s my lighting but it sure looks like you said… a mint-chocolate chip ice cream color!! I’m thinking of changing colors……mine is over a white so shouldn’t be that…?? I don’t know…so many decisions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Peggy Winter says

    I’m awaiting results. I wanted to do my closet door with a french door that had mirrors where the glass would be. I tried to find one at Home Depot (this was several years ago) to no avail. Unfortunately I do not have a handyman husband (actually, no husband) like Kevin. You are one lucky lady. But I’m sure you know that already.

  12. says

    That is such a great idea. I love the way reflective surfaces bounce light around the room. I’ve got about a million projects I need done,guess I’d better get started!!!

  13. says

    This is one of the many reasons why your readers love you Layla!
    You and Kevin are so creative, and you generously share all of your great ideas.
    Adding mirrors to a room is a wonderful way to lighten things up a bit.
    Thank you so much for including my bedroom in your post!
    Wishing you and Kevin a very Happy and Healthy New Year.
    May 2011 bring your continued success and prosperity.

    xo
    Brooke

    • rswitzer says

      Brooke
      Love your bedroom…hoping to use some of your ideas in our great room (wood panels and beams). What paint/color did you use?

  14. Leah says

    Oh wow! I did this project too – on the back of my bedroom door..I went with a beveled mirror, which a local glass company cut for me for around $80, and I learned that the reason why you need to use mirror adhesive is because anything else will eventually deteriorate the finish on the back of the mirror and will show through on the front. Who knew??!!:-)
    Look forward to seeing the finished room!
    Smiles,
    Leah

  15. Bloom says

    I think I just might have to try that trick. What a great idea! I love the way you guys think out of the box!

  16. Karen J says

    I’ve wanted to do this for a long time. Wasn’t sure if the giant expanse of mirror would look to boring (versus having grid over it). But, uh, I don’t think I would ever do that next to the bed!!!!! May raise someone’s eyebrows when they visit, LOL!

    • says

      We don’t have too many visitors in our bedroom, so we’re not worried about “raised eyebrows”.
      Aw, who am I kidding? I don’t ever worry about raised eyebrows! Raised eyebrows are fun!
      <:-D

  17. Jaime says

    What a fabulously great idea! I love it! Can’t wait to see how they turn out and read the how to so then I can too!!! Thanks!! Jaime

  18. says

    I really like the finished look I came from your other post. I would like to know where you got the mirrors and how much they cost? I would like to do this to one of my 3 doors in my room.

  19. says

    Kevin & Layla,

    I absolutely LOVE this idea! We’ve been looking for something to do to our cloest doors in our home and thanks to y’all we’ve found it! How did you decide on the size of mirror? Thanks so much for sharing your amazing ideas!

  20. says

    Absolutely fabulous. I have exactly the same closet doors, but not enough wall space for a full length mirror – this is the perfect solution!

    Quick question – did you order the mirrors from the glass shop?

    Looking forward to your reply,
    ButterYum

  21. Marin says

    Another PW fan that’s found another great blog. I am starting this project tooo-morrohhh! Thanks for sharing your great ideas!

  22. Renae says

    I see 4″ on either side of the mirrors, what did you do for measurements at the top and bottom? Hubs thinks they can be wider but I can’t seem to decide on those. Can you tell us what you did?

    Thanks!!
    Renae

  23. Lorraine Kent says

    You have a beautiful bedroom – I love how you added mirrors to the closet doors! Where did you find mirrors for such a reasonable price? I know this was posted 3 years ago, but that is a great price for such a large mirror! Any tips would be appreciated! Thank you for sharing. LK

  24. Elizabeth says

    Can you let me know how this held up over time? I want to do something like this, but my husband is convinced the mirrors will not stay put on the doors.

    Thanks

    • Layla says

      Hi Elizabeth!
      They held up great while we lived there. We moved in October of 2012, but I haven’t heard anything about them falling off from the new owner. :-)

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