Replacing sliding closet doors

deannadJune 25, 2013

Our bathroom has one wall made up of sliding glass doors with 'lovely' brass trim leading to the master closet. I'm trying to bring the room up to this decade by removing all the brass, but I can't figure out what to do about these doors. Any ideas?

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kirkhall

Do you have a picture?

Could you build out the wall some and put in a barn door? Or, a pocket door? Or double doors?

What exactly do you have?

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 1:12AM
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writersblock

Brass is back, FWIW.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 6:22AM
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meek95

Brass? My designer just told me the trend is oil rubbed bronze but she was talking about doorknobs, mine are 20-year old brass. Looks like I have another project.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 3:49PM
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kirkhall

ORB is on its way out in areas of the country. Do what YOU like.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 6:44PM
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Olychick

Take a look here at a couple of solutions. One is painting the brass; the other is frosting the mirror. Both look terrific and updated.

Here is a link that might be useful: Closet door makeovers

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 7:01PM
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clarkwilson

There are many makeover solution and DIY guide that you can do with that. Brass looks an old era, why not change to something modern but unique, replacing is not solution but reinventing to something lovelier is possible.

Here is a link that might be useful: http://caldwells.com/interior-doors/closet-doors

    Bookmark   March 5, 2014 at 1:02AM
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amberm145_gw

Yep, brass is back. Congratulations on waiting long enough that you don't have to spend money updating it. I finally got rid of mine last year, so I'm sunk. :D

Seriously, the design mags and shows are pushing gold and brass like crazy.

It's supposed to be a different "shade" of brass, though, slightly more aged and not as shiny.

Maybe if you update other things in the room, you can make the brass look intentional? Would that be easier?

Here is a link that might be useful: Item #4

    Bookmark   March 5, 2014 at 1:16AM
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lascatx

Brass and gold finishes are back, and I like brass and gold -- always have, but the typical shower glass enclosure frame and sliding glass door frame have never been among what I would consider attractive brass fixtures or features. More like a necessary evil at the time.
When we redo our closet doors, I have been thinking of something like this

They come in a number of styles, but I like the idea of frosted glass letting some light through - something you can't do by adding something on top of mirrored glass.

    Bookmark   March 6, 2014 at 10:17PM
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