Hello hello, Gabrielle here. First and foremost, can we please take a moment of silence for the fact that Fixer Upper is having its’ final season. *sad face*
On this week’s DIY post, we are going to be making a barn door to replace a door in your home. I love the functionality of mine for our master bathroom. We hardly ever close the door & it was honestly really annoying to have a typical swinging door there. Plus, it adds to the overall farmhouse look of our space!
4x8 sheet of plywood cut down to whatever size you want your door
1x4, 1x6 to create the trim pattern that you want on the door
1x6 cut to length of hardware to be attached to the wall-- this is so that you do not have to take your trim off of the door and the door will still slide and not hit your trim.
Nails/Hammer or Nail Gun
Paint & Supplies
Barn Door Hardware: (PROTIP: You can also get hardware online for cheap if you’re patient and can wait for shipping)
Draw your picture of what you want your door to look like -- use Pinterest searches to figure out what your favorite style is. I went with something super simple for my maiden voyage of barn door building
Take off the old door
Gather materials-- be sure to have them cut the 4x8 sheet of plywood cut down to whatever size you want your door at the store so you don’t have to worry over it
Lay out your 1x4 & 1x6 boards to create the trim pattern that you want on the top of the door. Cut all boards to be how you want them.
Sand all boards
First adhere with gorilla glue and then nail 1x4 & 1x6 pieces using hammer and nails or nail gun
Wait to dry
Attach mounting hardware to door
Hang painted 1x6 above the door
Attach mounting hardware to the wall
Hang the door
And voila! As easy as that, you’ve got a new statement piece and barn door in your space. Here’s mine hanging in the space leading to our bathroom. Show us your creations! xx