It has been a while since I’ve last shared a DIY project, right?! I think it’s time to pick up where I left off and share another idea with you. 🙂 What’s a thought out, polished, pretty way to take a plain door and make it into something eye-catching? A barn door!!! I’m actually going to tackle this project again in Alex’s house because the laundry room is connected to a half bath with just a curtain draped in between. A sliding barn door, but with a coastal twist, will look GOOD!!! I’ll be sure to share that project in the future. 🙂 In the meantime, there are other fun projects to tackle, as I shared on Monday’s blog post!
First off, barn doors can be expensive! Then after you have the barn door, the equipment to hang it can add up quickly! As you know, I love a good DIY project that saves money while making a room look polished. I hope this blog post might give you the enthusiasm to tackle this idea!! It’s not only easy, but it’s fun seeing it come to life! One of many reasons why I love sharing these concepts. If you haven’t seen some of my other DIY projects, make sure to visit HERE!! So many fun ideas!!!
Before and After!
DIY Barn Door
Pencil and paper
Sander with 80 grit paper
Paint: Semi-gloss pure white trim paint is what I used
Hardware: Door handle
Installation hardware: This door was installed as a pocket door — But definitely check out Amazon for great deals!
Caulk gun + caulk
Hammer + Wood nails
5 1×4 pine boards (make sure the boards are in as great of a condition as possible)
Panel plywood sheet
In this blog post, I will go over how to build the barn door! It was a fairly cheap project!! I believe the supplies brought it to around $50! Heck yessss!!!
First, I mapped out dimensions and an execution plan before buying/cutting the wood. That’s where the pencil and paper come in handy! USE IT and double check everything! 🙂 There are different designs you can do with the 1×4 on top of the plywood, but I decided to move forward with this barn door design since the house was indeed a farmhouse! I love that not only was this project inexpensive, but easy because I used paneled plywood! That helped with the weight of the door and time. 🙂 Thanks to Home Depot, they cut my plywood down for me. I measured out their measurements when I got to work and made sure my 1×4 cuts coordinated. I used the miter saw to make the cuts, especially with the diagonal pieces! Make sure you lay out all of your boards, and if everything aligns, glue it down with wood glue.
Thanks to Home Depot, they cut my plywood down for me. I measured out their measurements when I got to work and made sure my 1×4 cuts coordinated. I used the miter saw to make the cuts, especially with the diagonal pieces! Honestly, I didn’t use a measuring tool for the 1×4 boards. I marked my pieces by lining up the wood on top of the plywood and then made my cuts that way. It worked for this project, at least!!
Make sure you lay out all of your boards, and if everything aligns, wood glue it down and clamp it! After it dries, caulk the seams so when you paint it, the cuts are flawless! 🙂
This is the exciting part! Once the caulk is dry, you can start painting! I used about two coats, but gosh, it looked GOOD when it was done!!! 🙂 After the paint is dried, you can attach your hardware!
Since I built this door for a flipper house that was still in the early stages when it was hung, I had to snag this photo from the online listing. 😉 Again, I’ll be sure to share another blog post with you when I build my next one with quality finished pictures!! But you can see how the pocket barn door was used in this kitchen! So pretty!!!
I look forward to sharing many more DIY projects with you all in the future!!!! 🙂 I hope this inspired you!