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Upcycled Barn Door!

Did you guess this project was ours in Creating with the Stars?

UPCYCLED BARN DOOR

Dean and I have thought about making a Barn Door for years! Literally! And oh my goodness, we LOVE it so much. Every once in awhile I’ll even catch Dean just staring at it for a few minutes.

BARN DOOR COLLAGE 2

We used wood from some pallets Dean had leftover at work. We were originally going to use reclaimed barn boards, but they were really expensive and far too rough to the touch for an often-used doorway. We also used the wheels from one of the kids broken scooters and pipe fittings for the handle.

BARN DOOR COLLAGE 1

Here’s how it looks in everyday life – not all anonymously styled for the contest…

LIVING ROOM

TAN LIVING ROOM WOOD FLOOR BARN DOOR

With this project we move onto the final round of Creating with the Stars.

Top 3, baby!

YOU CAN FIND THE WHOLE TUTORIAL FOR OUR BARN DOOR HERE!

What do you think of our barn door? Did you guess this was ours?
xo,
Shannon

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Comments

  1. Moriah says

    Love your door! We loved it so much we built one for our house :). The door seems a bit flimsy. Is it holding up ok without any extra support on the back side? My hubby wanted me to ask before we hang it. Thanks so much!

  2. Tammy Lutz says

    Wondering if the metal straps are the only thing securing the wood slats…. Also what did you use for a handle on the back side of the door?

    • Shannon Acheson says

      Hi Tammy. Yes, the metal straps are what holds the wood together. It was all very secure as they were attached with four screws/bolts for every board. And we used a handle identical to the one on the front for the back.

  3. catherinelbuchanan says

    I had my contractor duplicate the barn door you show on your site. I love them! I want to duplicate the door for my farmhouse and no longer have the contractor to do the work. I’m afraid to do it myself.
    Did you only use the minwax stain and the gray white wash to get the variations in color? I can send you the doors that I currently have but have no idea how to get a similar stain understanding that all wood is varied in color and texture.

    • Shannon Acheson says

      You would need to test the stain out to see how it would react to the doors you have. Unfortunately, even with pictures, there’s no way for me to know how your doors would react to stain. 🙂 And yes, layered colors of stain and washes give the variation in color and lovely layered look.

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