How we created a vintage style, glamorous solution for our bifold doors on our master bedroom’s his and her closets for added light and texture.
It’s been way too long since we shared a master bedroom update, but when you’re trying to complete a room makeover during the Christmas season, it’s a lot of, “Ooh! Shiny things! Look, distractions!”
So okay… quick recap.
Once upon a time there was a master bedroom that needed a little bit of love.
Paint (and also Christmas decorations back in December 2017) made things better but Robert and I saw even more potential.
So Paint Job #2 happened and it was 1000% worth it…
Because it turns out that even though black paint seems scary in theory, it friggin’ rocks. Which brings us to the tale of the closet doors.
We were so done with the simple hollow core closet doors that we originally painted dark charcoal because there was an opportunity there that this room was completely missing.
And that something was mirrored French closet doors! Ahhhhh! They’re so good!
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We used the same glass insert French bifold door that we installed in our laundry room a couple of years ago. But since we didn’t want our clothes visible from the outside, and we wanted these doors to reflect some light into this small-ish bedroom, we used our antique mirror film trick again.
If you’re sick of seeing this stuff on our projects, I’m sorry but also not sorry. Because it has been the perfect solution for incorporating a little texture while adding light into dark spaces.
Like we always do when painting interior doors, we brushed the glass (using our French door painting trick) with masking liquid, applied Kilz 2 All-Purpose primer, and painted on a coat of Benjamin Moore Simply White semigloss like the rest of the trim in our house.
Even though we have dark charcoal doors almost everywhere else, we felt like a creamy white would add balance to the black walls that we painted with Kilz Complete Coat Rebel in satin.
The mirror film isn’t all that functional in terms of having a clear reflection, but we didn’t want it to be.
It’s just enough to bounce light from the two windows in this room so that we have perfectly balanced lighting to make the room feel cozy, but not closed in.
We still have a few finishing touches in this room that I’ll share after Christmas, but I’m SO excited at how well it has all come together.
And let me tell ya, with this black paint on the walls, I sleep so much better now. It feels like a cocoon in here at night.
What do you think? Love? They’re way more glamorous and vintage-y than the closet doors that were here before, that’s for sure.
The inside of the closets haven’t improved much yet, but we’ll get there. Add that one to the list of projects for 2020.