Thursday, March 1, 2012

Frosting Mirrored Closet Doors: 1st Attempt = FAIL

So I have this great idea, it's just figuring out how to execute it.  Penny's room has two giant mirrored closet doors.  It was great when the room was used as my "getting ready room"/walk-in closet because when I did look in those mirrors it was after at least 20min of primping. It will NOT be the same case when Penny arrives. Those mirrors will only show a 3am monster looking back at me, a monster covered in poop, pee, spit-up, milk and who knows what else.  So I need to provide myself with some protection: a shield of frost!

The plan to continue the polka-dot theme as it would still allow for some reflection (I can't wait until she starts recognizing herself...oh the excitement!).  My first idea was to cut out 6 different sized circles into a plastic sheet (report covers) using things found around the office to trace and an x-acto knife to cut out. I would hold a stencil sheet one at a time to the closet door and spray, moving around the door with the different sized stencils to create a random pattern. 

Note: I marked off 1" and 2" increments around the stencil to assist in spacing.  Obviously it wasn't needed.

I thought the over-spray wouldn't extend past the sheet and the static cling from the plastic would stay close enough to the mirror.......WRONG! As you can see, from the picture below it was an epic fail.  The "wind" created by the spray blew the sheet up and the over-spray was too much for these little sheets especially for the bigger circles.  I tried to spray closer for the smaller circles but that just led to drippage.  I cleaned this mess up with a little paint thinner and a razor blade.


On to Plan B....stay tuned!


  1. Oh, I'm very excited to see the results! I have far too many mirrors in my place - I love that you're being a guinea pig!