5 Ways DIY Barn Door

One of the trends I’ve been trying to figure out how to incorporate into my own home is the sliding barn door.  They make such an interesting design statement–there are so many options for color, texture, pattern, and style.  You can find hundreds of examples of these doors on Pinterest or in magazines.  Up until recently, however, barn doors were a high-end privacy solution, due to the expense of the specialized hardware required to make them slide.  Fortunately, intrepid DIYers have been working on money-saving solutions to that!  This is no longer a design feature that is out of reach.  Here are five examples of barn doors that homeowners designed and installed themselves.  Enjoy!


1. Glass Paneled


This pretty glass paneled door was the finishing touch of a master bathroom remodel by The Space Between.  I just adore that shade of turquoise it’s painted.

2. Vintage Traditional Door


When The Hunted Interior turned a former dining room into a bedroom, something was needed for privacy.  They turned one of the vintage doors that came with their house into a sliding door.  Pretty!

3. Painted Fence Wood Door


House Tweaking used old fence wood from the family farm to build this rustic looking door.  The fresh, lemon yellow color is an interesting contrast with the weathered wood.

4.  Covered Slider


Instead of ripping out a wall to install a pocket door, The Minor Clan installed this modern barn door and shared the tutorial at The Lettered Cottage.  This door keeps the slider hardware mostly hidden.

5.  Farm Style Barn Door


Here’s a completely traditional barn door with a completely unexpected use:  in front of the pantry!  Get the tutorials at A Tree Lined Street.

What do you think?  Are you ready to install one in your own home?  where would you put it?

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