Remember back in June of 2013 when we built a barn door for our guest room closet? It’s awesome. Not only did we save a lot of money, we saved space and created a unique statement piece in the room. Well, we’ve decided to update that look and turn the barn door into a mirror barn door and give our guest room some much needed light. The first step, finding a mirror big enough! Let’s get started!
Mirror Barn Door
Where did we find a mirror that big? Kijiji.
We hunted for about a month and found one at the right price, only $50.00. Score.
The first step, take down the old door.
Our shop supervisor is on duty!
The hangers are still in tip-top shape, so we’ll reuse them.
Measure the thickness of the mirror, so you know how wide to make your inset. We’re making this picture frame style.
Set the table saw to the correct hight and cut out your inset.
Measure twice, cut once, right?
Here you can see we laid it out, for size and to ensure that all of the cuts were correct.
Time to clean up some of the edges.
Then we checked each corner – looking good!
The dry fit. Here the mirror is actually too tall, yet we fit all the joints since we needed to know exactly where to cut (or break, rather) the mirror.
Also, the Boler is another winter project. Follow our Boler, Tipsy on Instagram and follow her restoration. Okay, back to the barn door.
This little glass cutter is from Home Depot – it’s rated for much thinner glass, yet we took a shot. Think it’ll work?
Lily isn’t too sure, so she gets up to supervise from a closer perspective.
Time to break!
It worked! Now to file the edge of the mirror, then set in place, seal the frame, then install the hangers and handle.
Oh, and hang the new barn door. Done!
Makes the new guest room look so bright and fresh, eh? We love it.
Thanks for visiting and happy Wednesday!