You guys know my love for old doors runs deep. There’s just something so simple and beautiful about an old, chippy door. Whenever I see one it’s like a magnetic pull I can’t resist. Is that strange? Probably. Anyway, for a long time now I’ve dreamt of turning an old door into a full length mirror. I’m happy to say it finally happened and now I get to share this little project with you all! It was actually pretty simple and didn’t take much time at all. So if you’ve ever wondered how to turn an old door into a mirror this post is for you!
Here’s the door before. This one worked perfectly for this project because of the large opening. I wanted the mirror to be BIG, so this door was a great fit.
You can call your local glass company and tell them you need a mirror cut to size, just give them the measurements. My dad actually put the mirror in for me. He’s sweet like that. He simply cut the mirror to size and added a protective cover on the back of the mirror. Then put it in place and secured it with a little molding around the edges. It’s nice and tight and ready to go up!
Ta-da! Ain’t she a beauty? I’m soooo happy with how this turned out. I really wanted the mirror to be full length and this door worked perfectly for that. I love the size. I didn’t want it leaning up against the wall, like most of my other doors are, just because this is pretty darn heavy. Plus I have little people running around that spend a lot of time in this room. So we simply found the studs on the wall and screwed it in several places. This baby isn’t going moving.
I have several old doors in our home and this is the first one I’ve had that isn’t white. Crazy, I know. I actually love the minty-blue color. And that rusty old door knob makes my heart happy.
I styled this up with a few of my vintage goodies. I found that old milk crate while out junkin’ one day–I literally pulled it out of a pile of scrap metal. And those spindles are from the porch railing loot I talked about in my last post. I ended up getting about 3 bundles of spindles out of those railings! That old porch post was also in that haul. I just cut it in half and it works perfectly as a large vase for a few flowers and greenery. Let me know what you think of this little project. And thanks so much for stopping by, I really appreciate it!