Sunday, January 13, 2013

Our DIY House: Interior Barn Door

It was love at first sight.  A for sale by owner sign lured us down a quiet and quaint little street that, in despite of living in this town for 28 years, we had never been down before.  That was the day we stumbled upon the little white cottage that had been waiting for us to buy it.

It needed some fixing up, but was darling as it was.   We have completely made this house our own, and I am in love with it even more today.  So I thought I would share bits and pieces of the things I love most about our humble abode.  

I thought I would start out with our interior barn door.  This was the first thing my husband had ever built and I was so proud of  him!!  We loved the look of sliding barn doors, and when we decided to build my salon in the house, this gave us the perfect excuse!  This works so nice for keeping  my salon separated from the rest of the house, and my guests have a side entrance which is so convenient.  

We originally looked at kits online for interior barn doors.  They ran at a minimum of $400.  We found our hardware kit at Menards near the garage building section.  Our kit was for an actual barn door, and cost in total around $85.    We used pine for the door, which was perfect because we wanted something  light weight, and stained it a driftwood color, because our decor is kind of a modern beachy cottage style decor.  We ended up cutting down the track because I believe it was around 8'or 9' long, and we only needed about 6'.  


Once the door was built and the guides were bolted to the top of the door, we attached the track to a 1" piece of oak the length of the track so that the door had room to slide, and wasn't flush up against the wall.  We attached the wood and track to the wall using heavy duty anchors.  The door slid right on, the end cap was attached, and then we were in business!!  

This slides so easily and its very quiet!!

It looks great from the inside of the salon as well!
More to come soon!! Happy Sunday!!



  1. stoooop. that is amazing!!! it looks so great. awesome job!!!

    Resolution Revolution

    1. Ahh!! Thank you so much! We seriously love it, thanks for stopping by!

  2. Lindsay! I just found your blog and had to comment and say that I love your barn door! Ironically enough, we just built our own barn door and guess what? It is in my home salon too!! How funny and awesome is that! I look forward to following along with your blog. Apparently, great minds think alike!! xo

  3. Love love love this! I can't wait to own a home someday so that I can do this - it's gorgeous, country and chic at the same time! Nicely done :)

  4. What a beautiful blog you have created and a wonderfully instructional post about barn doors. I recently posted an article on my blog about barn doors ( ) and you my friend have provided me with even more inspiration to create a barn door.


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