Ways to Redo Mirrored Closet Doors

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Mirrored closet doors are somewhat of a blessing for a room. They reflect the light and the space to a high degree and provide you with an ample full-length mirror. At the same time, the ceiling-to-floor-length mirrors can sometimes look a bit too retro and become a distracting element in a room. Luckily, if you're not crazy about mirrored closet doors, you don't have to live with them.

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Spray Frost

The super shiny, reflective surface of mirrored glass doors can be a bit overbearing in a room. A simple way to alter this is to spray the glass with frost. Coat the entire surface uniformly to give it a more matt appearance, or stencil images into the frosting. For example, tape a stencil of a snowflake or a swan onto the surface, and direct the frost only into that area. Alternatively, use plastic stickers that simply peel off the glass. Place them all over the mirror, spray the glass with frost and peel them off to create the appearance of etched glass, a sophisticataed addition to any room.

Fabric Panels

Attaching fabric panels to the exterior of mirrored doors is an uncomplicated way to not only transform the doors' appearance, but also to give a much needed splash of colour to the room. Select fabric of any shade and pattern that you like, cut it to the appropriate dimensions and attach it to the closet doors with Velcro. Use the same colour for each door, or choose different colours. For example, use different shades of green, such as hunter green for one door and mint green for the other door. Alternatively, for a more contrasting appearance, pair hunter green with a warmer colour like sienna or terracotta.

Coloured Paper

Placing coloured paper along the mirrors is an inventive way to not only conceal the reflective surface but is also a simple way to add a degree of texture to your room. Adhere craft paper to the mirror in a colour that matches one of the shades of your decor scheme. If you'd like, crumple the paper up somewhat and then flatten it out again. Instead of adding paint, use a transparent or tinted wall glaze to finish the job. This technique will change your mirrored doors from something overbearing in the room to an eye-catching element that adds to your decor.

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