Wednesday, January 13, 2016

MY NEW BARN DOOR

One thing I wanted for Christmas was a barn door for my closet.
I have a small closet and the door swings inside
making the area behind the door kind of useless.
Well, I got my barn door.
And here it is.


It was made from a recycled door that I had stored
in the basement for about 20 years.
This door used to be upstairs leading down to the basement
and I had replaced it with a french door.
And you know I don't throw anything away.
So my barn door was free.



This is where the barn door will go.


Here's a look at the opening after the molding
around the door has been removed.


Another look.


To install we put up a 1X6 to attach the
barn door hardware to.


Here the hardware has been attached.
It's pretty straight forward.
We ordered the hardware from Lowes.


After I primed and painted the door 
we attached the hardware to it.


Then we lifted the wheels on top of the rail.



For the hardware to open and close the door
I used something I had gotten a year ago from Hobby Lobby.
I think it looks really old.



Here's a copy of all the hardware involved.


After adding the molding on the sides I caulk and painted
and it was finished.

And heres another look at the finished door.
I love it!


My Spirit rejoices in God my Savior.
He has been mindful of the humble state of his servant.

Luke 1:47-48

27 comments:

  1. Good Morning Lyn, I love your door! It is beautiful and I'm sure it provides more available room in your closet. Aren't you glad you hung on to it . . . it was just setting in the basement wait for a new life.
    Have a lovely day!
    Connie :)

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  2. Lyn, I may have to steal this idea! Is this beside your laundry area? It is more attractive than a pocket door, for sure.

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  3. I love the idea of a barn door, but have no space in the house for one to slide. Lucky you! It turned out spectacular.

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  4. Looks like you had a very merry Christmas! Enjoy your new barn door -- it's beautiful!

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  5. I am so jealous! I have been wanting to put one in my bedroom for awhile now. Great job!

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  6. I want one of those!! Love the color you painted it too.

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  7. Wow your door looks so pretty and I love the color of it.
    Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

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  8. I love your door! The barn door track and the color are fun. ;)

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  9. I love your barn door...and I have a place for one. Just need to find someone to install it. ha! Sheila

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  10. Love it! That door color is beautiful! You did an amazing job.

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  11. wow, you make it look easy. Pretty color as well.

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  12. LOVE!
    We have rounded up the supplies to do this, someday we will get it done.
    Thanks for sharing at our Simple Homestead Hop!

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  13. Lyn, I am so in love with this door! The color is absolutely perfect and you did a fantastic job. Thanks so much for sharing at Inspiration Thursday! Hope to see you again tonight!

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  14. That door is great! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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  15. I'm thinking of something like this for my small master bathroom for the same reason. I love the hardware you put on the door. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. This barn door is fabulous!! I am wandering over from Your Inspired Design.

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  17. I LOVE this trend...but we have no where to do something like this. :(

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  18. I adore it!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for linking this up with us. I'm going to email you directly about it -- look out for my email! ~ Rose

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  19. I love it! One of these days I'm hoping to try this with a beautiful old door. Thanks for sharing with Talk of the Town.

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  20. This is just an amazing idea. The sliding door looks awesome!

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  21. So clever and I love the color! Pinning it now- maybe someday!

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  22. You did a great job transforming the door. It's gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday.

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  23. I love it!!! I was just looking at this hardware at Lowes, I am dying to try it. Thanks for showing me how easy it is. It looks great :)

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  24. Love the color! Not only is it a practical home improvement its a nice piece of eye candy, too!

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  25. That looks amazing! I'm jealous.

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  26. Such a good look. I have been contemplating do this for several rooms in my house. I think it can be a nice way to separate the kitchen and family room but it is nice when you are having lots of guests and need a more free flowing space. I also want it put it on my pantry and closet.

    Giovanni @ Coastal Contract Hardware

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