DIY Mirrored Closet Door Makeover

DIY Mirrored Closet Door Makeover

Submitted By The Savvy Stylist 

Louvered Closet Door Update Tutorial


For the past 3 years, our master closet doors have been on my To-Do list for our condo.  The doors were half louvered, half solid, and had blah hardware.  I had called a few local places and searched the web to find doors to replace them.  Apparently the door sizes were not in stock anywhere and would have had to be custom made – which we all know what that means!  I was quoted $300…PER DOOR!!!  Uhhh, no thanks!

So I started thinking what I could do with the existing doors.
Here they are BEFORE the makeover:

I love anything mirrored…and it IS a closet!  That’s it!  I will have mirror cut to pop in the ‘panels’!  So I measured the panels multiple times – I even had to Google ‘how to read a tape measure’ because I had never used half the marks on there!  I called a few local mirror and glass companies for quotes and let’s just say this little project cost me WAY less than I would have had to pay to replace just ONE door…plus, it looks way better!
I used mirror mastic to adhere the 1/8″ mirror to the doors.  On my first door, I took it off the hinges to apply the mirror…but then I realized that it was unnecessary.
Fast forward 8 pieces of mirror later, I let the glue dry overnight with tape to make sure the mirror didn’t fall out (don’t know how much that painters tape would have really helped though)!  🙂  I also updated the hardware.
Even though the mirror was a good fit, I also decided to caulk the edges of the mirror (below).  After all the caulking was done, I used a razor blade to scrape off the excess on the mirror (which I had not scraped yet in photo below).
And here is the final result!
I love this look SO much better!  The final cost was about $200 and it took me only a couple of days – waiting for glue and caulking to dry.  Totally worth it!
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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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  1. I have been dying to redo our louvered doors too. We have a condo w/ the laundry space right off of the kitchen. The louvered doors make it lok too dated. I have a question: How did you get the mirrors to stay once you removed the louvers? It looks like you installed a piece of wood after you took out the louvers. Yes? If not, what did you stick the mirrors to? Each other? I see in one photo that you put caulk all over something.

  2. A super interesting series you have layed out on doors. I don’t think you missed anything in this article. It is well presented and the door photos are superb.

  3. I think you missed a step…did you get rid of the louvers and if so what did you glue the mirror to. Thanks.

    1. Hi Suzanne, This post is from a guest but I believe she left the louvers and just glued the mirrors over the top. The photo shows the mirror being glued to the bottom non-louvered part of the door.

  4. You can purchase inexpensive mirror at Lowe’s. I covered two large 8 drawer dressers. They would have cost me approximately $4,600 for each if purchased from a furniture store! You can find the mirror sheets where they cut glass and plexiglass. I bought atleast 2 of the largest size and had them cut to fit my drawers. I brought the face of the drawer in for an exact measurement. FYI… you can dull the razor-sharp edges with a few passes of sandpaper to prevent cuts.