Tuesday, March 10, 2015

A Barn Door For The Closet

I've been in the process of redoing the Master Bedroom at the farm. If you missed it, you can read about it here and here.

I ordered the rug from Ballard Design and it came in last week. Then I had to patiently wait for this past weekend to take it up and put it down. It is just what I had envisioned! Isn't it pretty?




 At Home Depot, I found this back in the closet door area:


Yep! Barn door hardware at very reasonable price. It went into our stack of things going up to the farm.

On Saturday, we went to get the lumber for the closet door. (Have I mentioned how awesome my Bruce is?). We talked over the size of planks, type of wood, and how rustic I wanted the door. We figured it all out and picked out the boards we needed. Then we went to the hardware aisle to look for a handle. Hm, the style I liked was huge. "Let's go to Braly's and see what they have", I suggested. So we drove over to Braly's (the local hardware store- so cool! It's in an old school building but I digress) where I found the perfect handle for the door!


Upon getting back to the farm, Bruce went to work - measuring, sawing, and building!



He added the header for the hardware:


 Now I have this:




I love it! It's just what I wanted. To figure out how to finish it, I gathered up several of the leftover board pieces. I'll try out different looks and share them later.

How do you think I should finish it?

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24 comments:

  1. Oh Cecilia - this is just gorgeous ! I had no idea Home Depot had the tracks - I'm going to take a look because they're very expensive anywhere that I've looked !
    Bruce did a fabulous job on this and I love the hardware you chose - it's just perfect.
    And that carpet?
    Yup - I want that too !
    Thanks for letting me know about this
    xoxoxo

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    1. Thank you, Suzan! Home Depot has several choices on their website but the black is in stock ($149!). Love it, it turned out perfectly and I can't wait to finish it. I'm finally done with the big portrait commission so now I can play!
      The rug is available in different colors...I think they have it in white and black. :-)
      Hugs!

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  2. It is gorgeous, Cecilia!!! I love the rug but I REALLY love the door. How neat!

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    1. Me too, Lisa! It is perfect...Bruce did such a good job. :)

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  3. It looks so great. Both the door and the new rug too! I think you should distress finish it in some fashion. It's go with the farm decor look quite well. Happy Painting!

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    1. Yay, I can't wait to play with my sample boards...I'm thinking of a weathered barn look. :)

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  4. It's awesome!!!! I've been patiently waiting for you to share. I didn't know Home Depot had the kit.. I'll check it out and show this to the hubby so he can see yours. The master bed and bath are next on our list if we ever finish the kitchen. I think the door would look great stained or painted and distressed. Can't wait to see what you do with it! Oh...and I LOVE the rug....perfection! Have a blessed day!!

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    1. Oh Vicky, it's so hard to have to wait to do things there and this time it was three weeks before we were able to go. I kept looking at my rug then my plans for the door and was about Bessie myself...lol. I'm finally done with the commission so now I can play!
      Blessings to you too! :)

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  5. Well, first off- I LOVE that rug- it is perfect in your room. Don't you just get a little jolt of "happy" everytime you walk in and see it?
    LOVE that door, too. My sil and daughter put one in their pantry and it just adds so much . Yours is the perfect door for that closet. xo Diana

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    1. Diana,
      I get more than a jolt of happiness! This room feels so cozy and warm now - we've come a long way from an air mattress on the floor! :) Everything is really coming together!

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  6. I have wanted to do this in our bedroom and kitchen *forever*, but the thought of finding the brackets and hardware has put me off. Home Depot??? No way! Yours looks amazing and now I am emailing your post to the hubby and maybe I will be getting my own barn doors soon! :)

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    1. Yes! Home Depot...look back in the door section not the closet shelves section. They have them on the website too if you can't find them in the store. I am in love with mine! :o)

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  7. Cecilia, hubby did a great job on the door ! At first, I thought maybe paint it white to match the baseboard, but looking around the room, I think it would look better as a darker shade of gray to match the new rug. Maybe distress it to look like old weathered barn wood. Can't wait to see what you do!

    patty

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    1. Patty, I'm hoping I can make it look like old weathered wood. If that fails, there's always paint. :)

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  8. Add me to the list of people who didn't know about those kits. That's such a beautiful door Cecilia, and yes, your Bruce is awesome!

    The rug is beautiful. Love Ballards!

    The room is coming along so nicely. You must be enjoying the process immensely, and I'm enjoying living vicariously through you!

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    1. It has been wonderful to finally feel like the room is coming together. I really like the process. Glad you're enjoying it!

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  9. Oh my gosh! This made me smile! I love it! Don't you love when a plan finally comes together. Beautiful! The rug and the door! The door would look amazing painted and distressed. Great job!

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  10. I love it! This fits your home perfectly. You and Bruce make an awesome team.

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    1. Yes, I think we do too. :) He's the best!

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  11. Perfection, Cecilia! LOVE IT! Blessings, Cecilia

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    1. Thanks! I hope to get the door finished next week.
      Blessings to you too!

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  12. Wow...I love the door!....Did not know that Home Depot carried this hardware....great to know...and love your beautiful new rug from Ballards!

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    1. It was a good find at Home Depot! I can't wait to finish the door...it should be fun. And I absolutely love my Ballards rug! :) I hope you have a great weekend Shirley!

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