Frosted Mirror Closet Doors

I've mentioned before that we bought our home as a fixer-upper. Lots of things in the house bugged me, but they were all changeable and I had a good feeling about it as a whole. I just didn't know then that it would take 8 years to get around to changing some of the things. Like the horrible mirrored closet doors. I didn't take a before picture, but you've all seen 'em. All big and . . . mirror-y . . . and slide-y and framed in brass. About 5 years ago we replaced most of the closet doors in the house with paneled bi-fold doors, but this closet opening in particular was so wonky we couldn't get the bifolds to work, try as we might. So the mirrors went back up. s off so we could move the dresser in there to get it out of the way. I was determined to NOT bring them back in this time. So they sat in the garage and the closet sat . . . wide open and ugly. Long story short, I was looking through the Tatertots and Jello Weekend Wrap Up Party a couple of weeks ago and saw this beautiful closet makeover at Keep Home Simple. I instantly fell in love with the pattern she hand-painted on the walls. e, I could recreate it somehow. THEN I remembered the can of glass frosting spray I bought for the windows of the french door in the bedroom {and never used . . .} and an idea was born. It took me several more days to work out the details in my mind, but then a project was born. FROSTED MIRROR CLOSET DOORS!!
They are still sitting out in the yard tonight because I had some . . . issues . . . with painting the frames white. But now I know EXACTLY how I should have done it. For next time. Here's the process {which is where this post gets really boring unless you want to try this yourself -- because I KNOW you weren't bored with my rambling until just now, right?} I started out by covering the mirrored part of the door with contact {shelf} paper. I just used leftover ends of rolls from other projects, but you could go get some specially for this and make it cute. {If you're like that, I guess.}

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Love glass doors

There are some good looking frosted glass doors these days so I sort of like that idea if it works with the rest of the house.
The notion of using a closet that's so shallow doesn't sound very practical, as others have pointed out. I guess if the plumbing works and you don't mind very small units, it's okay.
What are your other options?

I need help finding closet doors

I am looking for 8' high bypass closet doors, which will cover an 8' closet opening. I like French door style, five-lite with frosted glass. Anyone have recommendations? I'm willing to have them made, but haven't found the right woodworker. I'm also willing to go with an out-of-the-box solution, but haven't found the right company.

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  • Avatar broklee rob Sliding closet doors..... how much?
    Jan 11, 2009 by broklee rob | Posted in Decorating & Remodeling

    I want to replace my current closet doors with 2 sliding mirror doors. The exact measurement of my closet is 75" x 95". Because of my lack of knowledge on these things, I am afraid of getting ripped off. So before I go talking to any salesmen, I would like to get an idea of how much this would cost. Any ideas? Any suggestions? (PS: I live in NYC).

    • As others have said, call Home Depot or Lowes, you've got 2 HD's in Manhattan & others in the surrounding boroughs. Lowes is less populated & none that I know of in Manhattan yet.

      Any installations …ng for their top installation contractor, you will have a better chance of not having any problems later.

      However, if you don't mind a floor track, it would be possible to use a bottom tracked door system.