Mirrored Closet Door Makeover


mirrored door makeover


Today I’m excited to share with you the mirrored closet door makeover I did in my daughter’s room.  Her room had existing basic mirrored sliding closet doors, the kind you can find at any Home Depot or Lowe’s.  I’ve wanted to do something with these for years.  I didn’t want to get rid of them, because they are functional and we all use them.

Awhile back I had the idea of using Overlays to add some detail and interest to them.  If you haven’t heard of My Overlays yet, here is the description from their website:  “O’verlays® are lightweight, decorative fretwork panels that come in several patterns and sizes. They are paintable and easily attach to furniture, mirrors, walls and glass. ”    Over on the My Overlays website I noticed this style that I’ve always liked.

anne overlay

So I sent them an email a few months ago asking if they would like to work with me on transforming my mirrored closet doors.  I didn’t  hear back from them for quite a while.  In the meantime, I saw these closet doors that you may remember from this post  I wrote.

mirror molding

I just loved the trim detail on these so much.  I knew this was the look I wanted for my daughter’s closet.  So I decided that maybe I could make these myself with some trim.  I went over to Home Depot and picked up some thin trim and a miter  box.  When I got home and started figuring this all out, it hit me that I am actually not a carpenter.  To achieve that diamond pattern, would take many precise angled cuts.  It would all have to be really exact.  I was discouraged so I gave up on it for the day and went to check my email.  Ironically, that was the day I heard back from the people at My Overlay’s.  They said they would love to work with me on this and that they would even supply the product for the makeover.

I went back over to the My Overlay’s website and I found this pattern that I hadn’t noticed before.

diamond overlay

This would be perfect for achieving the look from my inspiration photo.  I emailed back and forth with the people at My Overlay’s.  I showed them the inspiration photo and they created some mach ups for me to pick from.  Framed or unframed.  I picked framed because it looked more the like inspiration picture.

Overlays mach up


Once, we settled on the design, I sent them the door measurements and a short time later, I received my Overlay’s in the mail.  Here is what they looked like when I opened it up.



They do come with directions for attaching to different surfaces.  First you have to lightly sand the Overlay’s.  Then you add your adhesive.  For mirrors, they suggested liquid nails.  My husband said liquid nails was not a clear glue, so I didn’t use that because I worried you would see it in the mirror.  I went to my local hardware store and found Goop glue.  Not only is it clear, but it has a 2 minute set time which gave me enough time to apply it to the entire Overlay and get it up before it started setting on one end.

goop glue

I used only small amounts of glue, because I didn’t want it to seep out.  It’s been a few weeks now, and it’s holding up very well.

Here are the mirrors with one side up.



I cannot even tell you how easy this was!  I had these on the doors in 30 minutes or less from start to finish.  Definitely tops my original idea of attempting to make this type of molding myself!


Overlays Makeover


mirror closet door makeover



overlays closet makeover



Here is a look at them closer up, they do not interfere with the doors opening and closing at all.

overlays on mirror doors

And remember in this post that I did about the knock off designer bedding in this room, when I mentioned that my daughter painted one of her walls black?  Well, I can’t believe I’m going to show you this, but it’s true, I let her.   She was very insistent and I thought maybe I could make it work.  But because this room only has one window, it was just way too dark to pull off black.  So here is the real before.


And after.

gallery wall


 I want to say a HUGE thank you to the people over at My Overlay’s for supplying the Overlay’s for my mirrored closet door makeover!  This is not a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.  I really loved the product and will definitely use it again.  I still have some ideas for the Anne pattern!

Mirrored Sliding Closet Door Makeover - You won't believe how easy it is!


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46 thoughts on “Mirrored Closet Door Makeover

  1. I love this! I’ve seen a few hacks to personalize sliding doors, but never one like this. What a fabulous way to personalize and upgrade a builder grade feature. Pinning for the future!

  2. That is awesome! I have 2 sets of mirrored closet doors and have been looking for something to do with them.

  3. This is a clear exampl of how sometimes the quickest projects can have the biggest impact. I don’t think we have anything like this in the UK; my mirrored wardrobes could do with a little bit of love 🙁 xx

    1. Thanks, Nikki! Although my daughter really didn’t want me to paint over that black wall, she is really happy with the end result!

  4. I’m so thrilled to see these because I plan on buying them for French Doors this summer – they look gorgeous on your closet door!
    Thanks for sharing !

  5. Wow! These are great! Is the company going to offer these as an option now or was it just a custom job? Those overlays totally change the look of those doors. Thanks for sharing that idea with us. I saw your post featured over at “Sand and Sisal” blog.

  6. Wow! I love everything about this! What a huge difference! Would you mind sharing how much the custom design cost for the 2 doors?

    1. Thanks. Kara! Because I worked with My Overlay’s on this project, they provided the product at no cost. If you have something custom in mind, I would recommend contacting them. They will give you a quote prior to ordering. They have great customer service and are great to work with!

  7. This makes me want to seek out mirrored doors for my office closet so I can diy them. They are beautiful…I do custom sewing and design so often clients will need to try something on and look in the mirror. I have a lovely full length mirror but since my office isn’t huge, I feel like I’d like to use that space for a more functional purpose….so mirrored doors would be pretty (my current doors are just plain white sliding doors….blah!) and functional.
    Ideas for plain sliding doors??? I’d love to hear!!

  8. Your mirror doors look absolutely amazing
    . I have the same ugly mirrored doors –3 sets –and would love to do what you did.
    How do I contact Overlays with measurements etc.
    I would really appreciate your assistance with this.

  9. Lovely result Wish I had mirrored doors rather than the louvrered doors I have all over the house. the house. Do you have any simple,(that’s the catch) ideas to deal with them?

  10. Thanks for your reply.. You are very creative and have good taste, a rare thing. I wonder if you have ever seen a film calls Julie and Julia. This si the first time I have ever blogged ,if that is the correct word, with anyone and feel I have now become part of the film. Meryl Streep, forgot the actor who played her husband. I wonder if instead of replacing the dos, a this strip of veneer or thin plywood could be attached with giving you a clean slate. What do you think?

  11. I’ve sent this to a friend of mine. I’m blown away by this simple yet impactful change of your doors. Btw, liquid nails does come in clear now.

  12. wow so nice how do I get a hold of a over lay like this for my closet mirrors, just purchase an older mobile home with lots of closet mirror’s and in need of designs on these mirrors. Can you please direct me.

  13. I LOVE this idea and yours turned out beautiful and very professional looking! I just wish you would have mentioned how much it cost you in total to achieve this. Thank you for not only the perfect idea but for the detailed instructions! Very helpful!!!

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