Thursday, August 9, 2012

Upcycle Bi-Fold Doors and Broken Mirror Screen

Thursday, August 9, 2012
by Connie Steinberg

My neighbor gave me a set of bi fold doors.  I had the pieces of a mirror I had broken some time earlier.  So, I went to Home Depot and bought a small container of mystic  used  to lay tiles.


I had to figure out how I was going to lay out the pieces of broken mirror.  Once I did that and made myself a diagram,  I was ready to start.

I covered small sections of the door with the mastic and placed the mirror pieces.  After I completely covered the door with mastic and mirror pieces, I had to let it dry thoroughly.   It takes about 24 hours for each layer. I then put another layer on to level out the areas around the mirror pieces.  Along with making it level , it also covered the sharp edges of the mirror pieces.

You can make this last layer smooth or swirl it into a design.  At this point the doors are white.  It is possible to paint this( or I guess you could add color before it was applied). Because the surface of my doors were not smooth, when I painted it, it took on the look of dry brushing.  This was fine for my decor.

If you were doing this for a bath or vacation home, you could include shells or other items among the pieces of mirror.  You could also use mirror tiles for a more all over coverage.  Some mirror tiles are adhesive but I think it works well to use the mastic to fill in and cover the whole door so the look is uniform in case you don't want to cover the whole door with mirrors.


About Connie Steinberg

I am a 64 yr young lady who has sewn and done crafts all my life.  I was at one time an art major in college and love color. The site is about 5 mos old and I am having the time of my life researching sites and info for it.  I like some of almost all kinds of music and love animals.  That is me in a nutshell. Website:www.statelylady.org 

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