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« on: February 13, 2007 03:02:24 PM »

i have sliding mirror closet doors in my studio that once in awhile come in handy, and sure, they make the room (or my mess) look bigger, but i think it would be just great to do something temporary to make it add to the creative vibe of my studio!

it'd be cool to make it a huge chalkboard, only i'd be nervous about chalk residue getting on everything, so that's a no go.

dry erase or cork, where i could make an idea board onto it would be ok - but how to do that in a nonpermanent way?

any ideas, please help me out! the doors are about seven feet high and three feet wide - there are two of them and they slide side-to-side on tracks.

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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2007 11:26:25 PM »

seriously. ugly mirrors. sliding. what can i do?!

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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2007 08:16:44 AM »

You could put clear frosted mac-tac (contact paper) over the mirrors and cut shapes out of it witha exacto knife to reveal little mirror bits. I've done this to windows and cut out little stars all over it for privacy and it looks really pretty. It's easy to remove. It's not functional as say a chalkboard  but it would get around the "aaahhh leveryone look at my giant ugly mirror" thing. Oooh, I just had a nother idea... not sure if you could get it off but could somehow attach cork board to the mirror, rubber cement would probably hold a thin board and could probably be scraped off with a razor blade. I'm pretty sure you can get rolls of cork at craft or office supply stores. Hope this helps!
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2007 12:23:18 PM »

Or how about using white contact paper to create the wood vanes like you would see in french doors.  Do an outdoor scene on some white paper (rasterbate) and attach those with the contact paper within each panel.

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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2007 08:16:40 PM »

I've seen that frosted stuff put on them.  i also saw something on HGTV where (I think it was Design on a Dime, actually) couldn't afford to get NEW doors, so they took 3 large square stencils, taped them on the doors, and sprayed a mirror-frost onto the mirror so that when they pulled the stencils away, there were three frosted squares 'framed' by mirror.  That's a more permanent solution, but you could cut the tack paper into large squares and do it that way...

You could always spray that fake snow onto them. Tongue

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« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2007 09:49:38 PM »

i'd suggest using contact/sticky paper or even stencils with glass glue to make vines or some floral motifed border around the glass doors

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« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2007 06:13:32 PM »

Glass glue?  (I need to make some windows private without blocking light...)


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« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2007 04:59:00 PM »

This probably isn't what you're thinking of, but you can write directly on mirrors with dry erase markers.  They make great impromptu idea boards! 
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2007 06:12:40 PM »

Dry erase markers work great on any laminated paper.... kinkos can laminate pretty much anything you bring them (we've done huge city maps at my workplace), and its so thin you should be able to hang it up with just about any adhesive.
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2007 06:22:10 PM »

ive done expo markers on mirrors b4, it comes off alright, takes a lil windex but its fine, also washable glass/window paint works really well

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