Updating mirrored closet doors
Like the edges of the border detail cover the mirrors edges.The old doors weren’t horrible doors — at least they had a colonial look.Plus, if you need to keep something large like a desk or something wide, it’s a much more efficient use of space.In my basement, the original home owners added sliding doors because they were cheaper than traditional ones.But sliding doors are a little awkward to use and mine kept coming off the tracks.I love closet doors that open wide, it’s so easy to see what’s inside.I’m so excited to tell you that I’ve finished 2 (yes–TWO) projects this week!One is the mirrored pocket door that leads from Madison’s bedroom to the Jack and Jill bathroom. They don’t take up floor space and they don’t ever smack an unsuspecting occupant standing on the opposite side of said door.
And, I’m right in the middle of a BIG guest room remodel and I decided to do the same thing in there. Before you start, make sure your door frame is square or close to it. remove the old doors and the old closet track and any extra molding inside the door frame 1a.I did mine the entire length of the door, but you could do yours only a few inches in the center if you prefer. measure the opening and make sure you have the right size “normal” doors, trimming them as necessary I had to trim both doors by 5/8″ on each long side with a table saw 3.Mark where you’re going to put the hinges on the doors with a pencil (you can use another door in the room as a model), and then mark where you’re going to put the hinges on the doorframes with the butt marker and a hammer.I used a thin piece of 1×4, cut to fit the door and screwed into the top of the door frame.I then put a small 1/2″ x 1″ stop to keep the doors from swinging into the closet.