Would love some ideas on covering up my mirrored wardrobe doors............?

I have a large built in wardrobes in my bedrooms (all bedrooms in fact) and they are the mirrored sliding door style.I have never liked them and I'm sick to death of cleaning them all the time.Even if i never touch them , they still get a smudgy look and all the dust sticks to them giving them a pale look.

Would love to hear some ideas about covering them or converting them to look another way.Has anyone ever tried and do something new , like frost paint them? , or style them a different way?

Would love to hear some ideas........

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I think that there are many great ideas, and really it will depend on what type of look that you are going for.

    I seen on HGTV (though I cant find a link...I just seen it on tv) that they got some of the frost paint, and put like a floral stencil down and sprayed the frosted paint over it and then lifted the stencil, leaving just bits of the mirror to come through in the floral shape. That may be cool in bits and pieces, as it will still reflect light and it is great way to incorporate art into your room.

    I also like this idea:

    http://www.hgtv.com/rm-doors-windows/dressing-up-c...

    You could also go to some place like Michael's and get contact paper (which is sticky and comes in many designs and sticks to ANYTHING). I have seen stainless steel ones, to wood grain ones.

    Good luck! Sounds like fun!

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  • mattu
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Mirrored Wardrobe

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  • 3 years ago

    Sliding Door Coverings

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  • Onika
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    4 years ago

    Spending a lot of money on new furniture is like tossing your money away, Antique furniture can be found for the same price or less and can always be sold or traded on the secondary market for no loss, and if it gets couple scratches while you own it no one cares. Lighting makes a big difference, I would look for something that you can adjust the light level and a cool looking ceiling fan avoid those small halogen lights ( I know they look cool in the stores ) because they get way too hot in a small room. Also some clear glass corner shelves would be nice. Dark suede drapes to block out early morning light, I bought tan drapes and I had to return them because my whole room glowed a gold color in the morning a solid core door for noise is a good idea if you like your own music or put up a thick homemade hook & ladder carpet wall hanging on the door. Good Luck

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Your best option is to attach a type of film to the mirrors. It is like contact, but can come in various styles so that the mirrors end up looking like etched or sandblasted glass. You can get it in hardware stores and DIY (make sure it’s wide enough, or you’ll have to leave a strip of mirror in between), or you can get a professional to do it for you. Silent Gliss, for example, have a great range of professional films available.

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  • 1 decade ago

    How about covering them with bamboo.

    Spray the mirror with adhesive spray and glue a bamboo rug runner (cut to size) on to the mirror.

    http://www.amazon.com/Get-Organized-BAMBOO-MAT/dp/...

    http://www.amazon.com/Jo-Ann-All-Purpose-Adhesive-...

    Here are more ideas from HGTV

    http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/dc_furnishings_mirrors

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  • 1 decade ago

    Consider using privacy clingfilm to cover them. This way (unlike gluing bamboo runners to them) if you want to remove it, you can easily do so and it's easy to apply in minutes. Here are some links to help you (I did this in my guest room, by the way).

    http://www.windowfilmworld.com/window_film.htm

    http://www.etchedclingdecals.com/privacyfilm.htm

    http://www.windowfilmworld.com/chateau_privacy_fil...

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  • 1 decade ago

    what if you cover them with a translucent fabric or a crocheted lace or something... that way you can still see the reflection of the glass but you'll have something covering it so you can't see the smudges?

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  • 1 decade ago

    I've seen people paint them with glass paint

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  • 1 decade ago

    Vinyl lettering...or decorations. I love them.

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