Painting mirrored closet doors

by Julia
We just bought a home that has mirrored closet door is two bedrooms. The master has 2 full closets, both with mirror doors. I want to cover the glass, as it reflects too much. We can't afford to replace at this time. I want to paint the metal edges, and somehow disguise the mirror in a tasteful way. Has anyone done this?
  12 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 18, 2016
    You can cover them in a privacy material that has adhesive on the back and comes in a variety of patterns. Usually Home Improvement stores carry the product.
  • KatAych KatAych on Mar 18, 2016
    I just saw (somewhere) where a woman had used a cornstarch mixture to adhere lace to a window for privacy. If you're artsy (or can follow a pattern), you could use something like Gallery Glass to put a design over the glass. You could even just use wallpaper, wrapping paper, chalkboard paint, or whatevs.
  • Julia Julia on Mar 18, 2016
    Thank you so much! I have found a few ideas, and that was one of them!
  • Susie Susie on Mar 19, 2016
    You can buy Etching spray that looks like you etched the mirror. Pick a stencil you like and spray around it to make a nice design as a border. I have used this on our bathroom windows. You can also buy numerou sdecorative films that adhere to glass without harming it. Just pull it off when you want a change!
  • Mo Mo on Mar 19, 2016
    I removed mine and hung heavy curtains up. Since my bedroom is eclectic/country style, it suits the room with my patchwork quilt and vintage dresser.
  • Melanie Melanie on Mar 19, 2016
    I have the exact same problem and I am thinking of covering them with wallpaper or decorative window film.
  • Kim cox Kim cox on Mar 19, 2016
    They make a sticky paper that's like contact paper but not as sticky, it's on clearance at my Michaels right now so it's more affordable it's removable with no residue.
    • Johnchip Johnchip on Mar 19, 2016
      @Kim cox That will look so tacky, bubbles, ripples and sheen.. yuch!
  • Kathy Bitzan Kathy Bitzan on Mar 19, 2016
    The first three came to mind when I read your need. I had doors that were broken and actually hung curtains myself. The flouncy type I got on sale at Bed, Bath and Beyond on sale for like 12.00 It was an easy inexpensive fix and they are still up. My rod cost more than the curtains but I love them....
  • Mar3393727 Mar3393727 on Mar 19, 2016
    You can also use fabric & spray glue. Then use the same fabric some where else in the room to tie it all together.
  • Johnchip Johnchip on Mar 19, 2016
    First desgrease with a good cleaner and wipe down with paper towel. then roll two coats with paint of your choice. live with it, just don't scratch it with your pretty salon nails. Save your money and buy new doors.
  • Joy Peters Kurtz Joy Peters Kurtz on Jun 23, 2016
    there is a cheaper easier snap to it way to do this. i've got to make a post about it. make a thick paste with corn starch and water. cut your fabric to the exact size you want to cover. slather the corn starch on the OPPOSITE side of the door (turn the mirrored doors over) so that if someone ever wants the mirrors, they can have the ugly things. slather the stuff on, lay your fabric over the slather, and smooth out. it will stick perfectly. let dry. i did this three years ago, and my doors are perfect to this day. no need to hem (hemming looks awful on these doors) just a sharp cut edge.