Painted Closet Doors

Ok. Here we go again. If you didn’t know me you’d think I have something against closets! I don’t, I swear… they do great things like, have doors, and… hold stuff.

But, this one? Urgh. Another antique, brushed, gold… thing. And — I truly LIKE the whole gold movement… but, this isn’t, that. Old-fashioned, brassy and 80s — like a bad, Solid Gold Dancer memory. Did I just date myself? Hey man, I watched that show when I was 4, during the Arsenio years.

Onward!

Painted Closet Doors - A DIY on spray painting outdated mirrored doors.

(This post may contain affiliate links. This means, should you end up making a purchase, advertisers give me a small percentage of that sale, at absolutely NO EXTRA COST to you. Click here for full disclosures). As usual, I did not have much of a budget to change my closet doors. Like none. Like, I walked into the garage and said, “hey, I have black primer and spray-paint already, so I can do this today”

Painted Closet Doors - A DIY on spray painting outdated mirrored doors.

Yes, I said black spray-paint. And, no I did not remove the closet doors first. Crazy, you say! Well, here’s how I did my painted closet doors…

Painted Closet Doors - A DIY on spray painting outdated mirrored doors.

First, everything got a good scrubbing. Then, I used TSP (which is basically a de-glosser) to wipe down the entire metal frame of my closet doors and then rinsed with a clean cloth and water.

Painted Closet Doors - A DIY on spray painting outdated mirrored doors.

Next, I taped things off like my life depended on it. Large trash bags came in handy for the large mirrored doors. I knew the entire room was getting a paint job, so I didn’t worry too much about the walls themselves… but since I was using black I did protect it a little to make sure my wall painting, later on, was headache free.

Painted Closet Doors - A DIY on spray painting outdated mirrored doors.

I used an old chunk of pink fabric on the floor, so I could move it around as I opened and closed the doors, to spray at different angles, and protect my carpet.

Painted Closet Doors - A DIY on spray painting outdated mirrored doors.

Here, you can see I also taped up trash bags on the interior of the closet, so while spraying the closet frame edge, with the door open, the overspray wouldn’t fly around inside the closet, marking up the walls, and damaging the carpet.

Then… spray, spray, spray. And, I gotta tell you, even as I type out this story, about something I did and saw with my own eyes… I’m surprised I attempted this… in my house, In a room full of furniture (I covered the dresser that was close by) and carpet… But I did, and it worked!

And, here’s how she turned out… Ta-Da!

Painted Closet Doors - A DIY on spray painting outdated mirrored doors.

Painted Closet Doors - A DIY on spray painting outdated mirrored doors.Say whaaaa?? Ohmigosh, it’s so much better! And, yep, you’re totally getting a sneak peek of my new room colours — but, there’s so much more to share — so, make sure you CHECK BACK SOON to see the full nursery reveal… and a kick-butt GIVEAWAY!!!

Not bad, right? Especially since we’re talking about a $5 can of spray paint. Amazing.

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