DIY Antique Barn Doors

Hello!

So I wanted to share my DIY venture in creating and (basically) building two antique barn doors. In my last post I stated that my husband and I bought an older home (built in the 50’s) and although it was renovated/updated by this house flipping company it still needed our personal touch!

Originally there were outdoor patio sliding doors that separated the living room from another room/den (which I eventually turned into a man cave 🙂 ). The sliding doors looked so outdoor’ish! I hated it. So on my little Pinterest quest I saw these amazing Vintage Barn doors and I wanted them badly. I searched online, for like 2 weeks, to find out where I can purchase these doors! Well needless to say I finally got ahold of the Company who posted the picture. It was the hardware company who sold barn door tracks. They told me that the vintage barn doors were actually old Church doors that the owners had found laying on the side of the road!!

Say what?! No way!

What do I do? Spend the next couple of weeks driving around hoping to come across the same. Well., I was not successful. Then one day (four months later) after staring disappointedly at the picture of the barn doors on Pinterest a thought came into my head. “I bet I can re create a similar look!”

And… I did all by myself.

I bought:

– Two “82 x 46” birch slab doors from Home Depot

– Trim moulding

– Two 8′ stainless steel barn door track from Amazon

– Two stainless steel sliding door handles

– White chalk paint from Lowes

– Amy Howard “Luxe Grey” paint

– Amy Howard cracked patina

– Amy Howard Antiquing wax

Man cave side

– Minwax wood stain in gray from Lowes

Interested to find out more about this DIY project? Feel free to email me.

The Pinterest post

My version:

Man cave side

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