Update Old Closet Doors to Look Like Shoji Screens
Transform 1980s sliding, mirrored-closet doors into shoji-style screens.
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Tools and Materials:
self-adhesive wood veneer sheets
spray paint (black)
dark walnut stain
paintbrush, gloves and rags for staining
spray can glass frosting
utility knife with fresh blade
6-foot metal ruler and a tape measure
1. Remove the closet doors and set on a work surface. Our doors had brass trim which we spray painted black to make them look more contemporary. Let the spray paint dry thoroughly.
2. Use acetone and a razor blade to scrape off any excess black spray paint from the mirror surface.
3. Brush the dark walnut stain onto the sheet of veneer. Wipe the excess off with a rag.
4. Measure and mark the veneer into 2-inch strips for the mirror trim. Use a metal ruler and utility knife with fresh blade to cut the veneer.
5. Apply the self-adhering strips to the perimeter of the mirror door. Smooth out the strips with a rubber roller. Use a framing square to ensure tight 90 degree angles where your veneer meets. Use the same process to add strips horizontally.
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