August 17, 2011

Master Bedroom Makeover- Sharing my favorite project again...

With spring right around the corner -- I know many of you are planning your spring projects...This project is one I still am still so thrilled with  I thought I would share it again -- these doors really changed the look of my bedroom......Here is the breakdown on how my bedroom closet doors went from this.....

To this.....

I feel in love with these doors when I saw them in Kevin and Layla's blog-
The Lettered Cottage 
  I knew they would be perfect for my master bedroom...a smaller room - so in addition to looking great the mirrors would make the room appear larger..........
We purchased 4 new 24" interior doors from Lowes @$20.00 a piece, hinge hardware and window handles (to use as the door handles) from Home Depot--all total $40.00.....You might be lucky enough to already have closet doors that could be transformed...
unlike me who was still sporting the bi-fold 60's doors!
The hardware I purchased even came in oil rubbed bronze--SCORE.... no painting!!

I lined up the doors and started painting--several coats...pulled out my ol' faithful Purdy......

When I completed the painting the hardware was added
after careful measurements were taken.....I am always so nervous drilling that first hole!

Before we went to the next step we made sure they our hardware was lined up, measurements looked good and the doors fit well...once the mirrors are added they become VERY heavy, easier to double check yourself at this stage....and things were looking good!!

Next up ......penciling in the outline for the mirrors...this is a little tricky..TIP**It is helpful to mark the top and bottom of the doors to be certain your measurements are correct for each..I wanted the mirror to be a little higher on the top of the door--so there would be a few more inches of actual door showing on the bottom of each door...which sounds simple until you have 4 doors laying in front of you and you are wondering ummm..which end is up???

I called local mirror and glass companies and had 4 quotes on the price of cutting the custom mirrors....They ranged from $150.00 to $293.00..

TIP**call around it is worth the will be surprised how many local places handle custom mirrors....
BIG TIP**---you will be covering the mirror edges with trim so you will not need the sides beveled...
that a lot saves $$$!

Next I prepped the doors to secure the mirrors.....Make sure you use mirror adhesive...VERY important...The mirrors are very heavy...Read the directions on the adhesive very carefully--the doors have to sit for a few days for the adhesive to set...So have them in an area that they will not have to be moved for a few days.....


I added a bit more adhesive after being creative!

I painted the trim to match the doors and added the trim around the mirror edges....and after a few days of sitting undisturbed ..........

I LOVE completely changed the look of the room...along with new bedding, paint and a new bed that was purchased in the ugliest color I have EVER seen until we painted it--but that is for another DIY post!!



  1. Wondeful jobs, I too want to try this in one of my room. It made the whole room look bigger, You have great style too !

  2. This is simply beautiful. I told my husband I wanted the same thing completed in our hallway.

  3. Your bedroom is gorgeous....I LOVE that color. And the mirrored door really make a big difference. PS: Like the chippy frames above your bed. :)

  4. Absolutely beautiful! Your doors look amazing!

  5. Oh my goodness, those closet doors are gorgeous! You are so talented and handy to do all that work yourself. Looks like custom made closet doors!

  6. OMG i just found you through Ato Z glad I did. We are redoing my daugther's room and are doing her bifold (old) closet doors. Question....if you had bifold do your new doors close? Does that make sense? The bifold doors are on a track...but interior doors close........I love this project. I am going to get to your previous posts but would love to know the color you used on your walls!
    Andrea at Big Creek Cottage

  7. LOVE! I was thinking about doing something to my hall closet doors...but was not sure exaclty what - You did a beautiful job!

  8. awesome! I have huge mirrored doors that I want to get rid of. :)
    I love how you squirted out your blog name with the adhesive! hahahah
    catching you this week!

  9. I love this makeover. What a fantastic difference it makes in your bedroom!

  10. Your doors look super, as does the rest of the room! I had seen the doors at TLC as well and thought it was a great idea. You made it work for you, too!

  11. Hi! I love this! It looks so beautful. I've been toying with the idea of an "open closet" because right now we have those ugly gold trimmed sliding/hanging mirror doors on ours and I hate them. lol. But I think I may do this instead because I haven't wanted to lose the full length mirror.
    One question, what kind of trim did you use for around the mirror? How did you get it to sit flush, and how did you attach it?
    Thank you so much! Have a lovely day!

  12. i just found your blog, have enjoyed perusing it! We just painted our bedroom and I am searching for new bedding, I adore yours! would you mind telling me where I might find this bedding? Thank you so very much ;)


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