Mirrored closet doors?

lauren0319March 4, 2013

We have his and her closets located in our bathroom, seperated by a tub. For a while I have had a dinky little mirror just hanging on our closet door. The location is perfect bc I can see the back of my hair when getting ready. However, the dinky little mirror needs to be replaced. I found these doors online by Trustile and am very interested. Does anyone have anything similar? I don't need the arches... all of our doors are 6 panel doors. But I like the idea of the mirror "mounted" in the door and would love to see more of this.
My husband is super handy... but I'm not sure if this could be DIY'd or not.
Any additional pics or links? Thanks for your thoughts!

http://www.trustile.com/options/default.asp?cid=384

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susieq07

Very nice, both of our walkin closets in our bath rm. have mirrored pocket doors and both sides are mirrors. Makes perfect sense, to have full length mirrors when dressing to go out.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 5:35PM
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cat_mom

We have full mirrored sliding closet doors in our bedroom. The PO's had put them in at some point, and we liked them, so we replaced them when we made the closet smaller as part of the MB reno.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 7:01PM
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nosoccermom

How about something like this:

DIY instructions below

Here is a link that might be useful: mirrored closet doors

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 9:44PM
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bronwynsmom

Darlings, if you can tolerate full length mirrors on the fronts of the doors in your bathroom, and consequently watching yourself emerge from the bath au naturel, you are braver - and younger - than I am!

Having said that, I think any of those choices would be great. It's a little tricky to DIY them, because paneling them in will add significantly to both the weight and the thickness of your doors. Unless your talented DH can make the doors from scratch, and hang them perfectly. Few things are as annoying as doors you use every day that don't swing easily and close perfectly.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 10:25PM
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LuAnn_in_PA

"Darlings, if you can tolerate full length mirrors on the fronts of the doors in your bathroom, and consequently watching yourself emerge from the bath au naturel, you are braver - and younger - than I am! "

I feel the same way, except with the mirrors beside the bed!

    Bookmark   March 5, 2013 at 7:49AM
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busybee3

i wanted a full length mirror in our bathroom and so bought a mirrored on one side door very similar to the one you show, except without the arch. i love it!! (But, we definitely could not have DIourselves...)

    Bookmark   March 5, 2013 at 8:23AM
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lauren0319

Fantastic links, thank you so much!! :)

busybee- where did you buy your doors? I'm trying to figure out if we want to DIY this or just buy them.

    Bookmark   March 5, 2013 at 11:13AM
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annzgw

I don't see why you can DIY. It won't have a recessed look like the one you posted, but would look like the doors nosoccermom has.

You can have mirror cut to the exact size you need so that the 6 panels are covered, then trim the edges out with molding. If you're concerned about additional weight on the door, then reinforce the hinges by replacing the center screws in the top and middle hinge with a much longer screw.
Also, ask the mirror/glass supply store for some padded spacers. You will need them if there are gaps between the mirror and the panels on the doors. Gaps will allow the mirror to flex, something you don't want.

    Bookmark   March 5, 2013 at 12:30PM
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busybee3

it's a jeld wen door and i ordered it at home depot... it's 6 panels on the one side and has a large, beveled mirror on the other side - the door was available in numerous sizes and is actually very nice.

    Bookmark   March 5, 2013 at 2:55PM
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lauren0319

We ended up DIY-ing! The doors were $350 ea at Home Depot and we did this for less than $100. I'm quite pleased. :) Thanks for your input!



btw- how crazy would we be to rip out the tub and install nice drawers & cabinets. We never, ever use the tub- lol, it's currently holding out laundry baskets! We're also not worried about resale as we really have no plans on moving. We would lose a bit of the window but I think that would be okay.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 8:22AM
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nosoccermom

Looks amazing. Could you post exactly how you did it?

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 12:58PM
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theresa2

I just attached some simple long-length big box store mirrors to the inside of closet doors. They sell simple brackets to hold it in place on the doors. The mirrors are not too heavy, so you don't have to worry about compromising the door with something too heavy. I use my mirrors for tick-checking and getting dressed. Inexpensive and practical, but not a decorative element for sure.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2013 at 5:41PM
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nosoccermom

So that molding around the mirror is part of the mirror? And was your door just a simple slab door?

    Bookmark   April 11, 2013 at 12:39AM
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