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Remember the french doors from big pick up item?

 

A few days ago I shared some french doors that I snagged on my last big pick up item day and I can not wait to show you what they look like now!  When I picked them up I knew exactly what I wanted to use them for and was praying that they would work.  I was so excited over them that I forgot to take a picture until I had already drug them inside (at least I remembered before I started working on them)!

Well, just like I envisioned, they were going to be the perfect addition to our master bedroom as closet doors.  We had taken the original closet doors down when we moved in because they didn’t stay on the tracks and never put anything up in place.  Finally, years later we would have closet doors!!

I leaned the french doors up in place to see if they would fit and found out that they were a bit too wide, but that could be fixed by cutting them down some.  This is when I also decided that I needed a way to change the glass somehow so that you could not see into our messy closet.  It seems like no matter how hard we try, we can not keep it organized, downfall of having small closet too, just not enough room.  Anyways, I remembered seeing a spray paint that changed the appearance of glass into mirror and decided I would give it a try so I ended up running to my local JoAnn’s Fabric to pick some up (best of all I had a 50% off coupon).  Lucky for me that was the only thing I had to purchase for this project because I already had paint on hand.

To make the doors fit I had to cut about 2″ off the width on each door.  A table saw would have been amazing to have at this point, but I ended up using my circular saw since that’s all I had.  Not sure about you, but I have a hard time cutting straight with my circular saw so I ended up clamping a 2×4 onto the door to use as a guide for my saw to run alongside, lucky for me it worked!  After sanding the cut edges and cleaning the doors up they were ready to paint.

There’s a picture of the paint that I used and then what the glass looked like after I had sprayed the glass with the paint and spritzed it with water.  Remember when you’re spraying the paint on to spray several light coats to keep it even and prevent major runs.  You can kind of see some of the areas where I sprayed the water, but it’s hard to tell in the picture, plus you’re seeing the back side of the glass in this picture.  Thank goodness it dries pretty quickly because I’m very impatient when it comes to waiting for paint to dry.

After it had dried, I held the doors up to the closet, decided where my hinges needed to go and drilled my pilot holes.  This part would be easier if you had an extra set of hands to help hold things, but I wanted them hung so tackled it on my own.  Finally, the doors were hung and ready to be painted.  My vision was becoming reality!  After priming, painting, dry brushing, glazing and sealing they were finished!

     

I absolutely love our  new closet doors and the character that they bring to the room.  Slowly our bedroom is starting to come together.

Well, what do you think?!?

 

 

 

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