Barn Door Inspiration

In anticipation of our next big ol’ project reveal, I thought it might be a good idea to start with the inspiration behind it.

I’ve been watching for quite a while a big trend of adding sliding barn doors as part of interior decor.  Although I’m not one to jump on the trendy bandwagon for no reason at tall, I did think they were quite snazzy-lookin’ right from the start.  But, the latest two I discovered help fuel and motivate a decision to tackle one ourselves.  Not only do I think it looks really neat (I’ll show you tomorrow!), it solves a few dilemmas in our situation.

Here are the posts that gave us the final push to get busy:


The Handmade Home’s beautiful photographed tutorial on “How to Build a Barn Door” finally gave us some clear direction on how to make one when you can’t find a “vintage” one in the ginormous size you need…

And this post from the Lettered Cottage helped me to realize that $400 hardware isn’t the only beautiful option…

lettered cottage sliding door

I’ll be back tomorrow to show you our spin on the whole subject…

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  1. Can’t wait to see/hear all about it. I have a spot I have been dying to do this in but it is quit tall. I have taken pics etc. but just have not put it into motion(Dave is skeptical)haha So excited to see. Ps. Time for a visit!!!

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