The 4 Doors: Barn Door Project Finished

I wrote about these wonderful doors a while back here
They are numbered and have a great white washed finish....I think these may have been for changing rooms at a resort or something
The back of the doors are really great too
definately "barnish"
So how did I use them....
 I used them as closet doors!
 1 and 2 now reside in the master bedroom and 4 and 24 live in the guest room
 When I asked my carpenter to help me with this project...I asked him if he had ever used barn door hardware before. 
 He gave me a really funny look and said
 "yea, but on a barn"
 I added some wonderful really old hand hammered door pulls
 We trimmed out the little openings with new pine 
and used chicken wire safety glass for the windows.  
I used briwax for the finish
 I purchased my hardware from a company called The Real Carriage Door Company
 A couple of facts to remember about using these:
you will need space for your doors to open...more than the average door obviously
 Second...the hardware is heavy and so you will need to add wood backing to support the hardware, which means opening up the wall above your opening.  We also had to cut down the horizontal support bar to have the spacing equal on both sides

And finally...the doors hang away from the wall by about 2 inches.  Take into consideration your moldings and other trim, 
which may not allow the doors to open freely
all Mr Barney is missing is a little smile...
but when I see these
 I do that for him

thanks for stopping by
don't forget to close your barn door...


  1. Love this! What an awesome idea for using old doors. Perfection!


  2. I love this! Are you going to reveal your bedroom and guest room soon? Your talent never ceases to amaze me Kelley!


  3. Are you kidding me!!!! Those are AWESOME!!!!!!!!

  4. Thank you guys!

    This was a great little project and I have to say,
    every one thinks that are really fun...even big manly guys like them!

    xx kel

  5. OMG, OMG!!!!
    These are AWESOME. The look you describe from your carpenter, hilarious. I am familiar with this look (usually from men)

  6. Hi Kelley,

    The barn doors look fantastic! Are you going to paint the trim around the windows?

    Am also loving the black sideboard and those fabulous lampshades (sigh).

    Have a great week. Thanks for sharing.

    Take care

    Tasmania, Australia

  7. Those barn doors are fabulously fantastic. LOVE THEM!

  8. Amazing job...I love how this looks. I would love to incorporate this into our home and you have inspired me!

  9. Oh my goodness... these are the greatest doors ever!! I have always wanted to do barn doors in my house, but they don't seem to fit anywhere. I love the "inside" of your doors, too. Do you close yourself in the closet, so you can admire them from the other side ? :)

  10. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! Way to go! So very cool...thanks for the inspiration!

  11. These doors just took my breath away! They're the coolest things I've seen in a long, long time!

  12. Oh my, Kelley. The barn doors are fabulous..absolutely fabulous! Love them. Is that a grape gathering basket on your table?

  13. Those look amazing! They look great in that space....well done! I am thinking of incorporating them into my future home - perhaps to close the pantry - so I really appreciate the tips on what to keep in mind. Thanks!

  14. Kelley,
    I love the barn doors...I cracked up at your carpenter's reply!

  15. Ingenious!! Would love this door treatment for a pantry in my future dream home!!

  16. kelley, i love everything you do but this takes the cake. these are amazing! i'd kill for something like this. wow.


  17. you know me..i LOVE a great barn door! and these are wonderful! the chicken wire safety glass was a cool idea....

  18. Really Kelley- every time I think I have seen it all you manage to take my breathe away! These are amazing. I'm seriously considering selling a kidney so I can hire you and afford all the furniture too ;)

  19. I LOVE what you did. Barn doors are one of those heartsong things to me. The hardware is out of sight. LOVE LOVE LOVE. Good job, Kelley. Seriously beautiful.
    xo isa

  20. Love, love! Thanks for the update on how things are coming! Such a highlight to my day when your posts come in!

  21. This is such a great idea. I wish that I had room on the sides of my closet to do this. Our new house has those horrible mirrored doors that I just can't stand and I have been trying to come up with something unique to do for it but haven't yet. This would be perfect but won't work. Any other ideas I might incorporate?

  22. Just found your blog via my sweet savannah and so glad I did. This post about the barn doors is great...Love your fearless approach to decorating!

  23. too fun! such great doors- I can hear them now talking to each other..."look were WE get to live now!" lucky doors!


  24. kelley the doors look AMAZING!!!! everything you do always does though:) xo.

  25. What a great idea and to follow through with the idea, they are stunning. I love the effect they have and by the looks of the chest and lamp they fit right at home. Wonderful just admazing. Kathy

  26. I am so happy that you like these so much. They are actually very simple but have a huge impact on the rooms. This would work in so many areas of a house and they are pretty practical for the most part.

    Oh and Angie! I just about choked on my coffee when I read your comment...toooo funny, but please don't sell your Kidney, my services are not all that expensive...really!

    xox kelley

  27. O.M.G, you are so talented! I want these in my home somewhere. Love, love, love the look.

  28. I love the barn door, its so amazing!

  29. I love barn style doors, and yours look amazing! What a beautiful solution for a closet door! Thanks for sharing.

  30. It looks wonderful! Loving the shabby chic look. Enjoy the gorgeous day, Kellie xx

  31. I just love these ... they are great!!

  32. Two words. Love them!

  33. I love your doors! We just renovated our antique carriage barn and wanted to put in doors like this but angles didn't allow it. Glad I found your blog because it looks like you have some wonderful posts!

  34. Hi Kelley, I finally got a chance to read about your barn door project! You absolutely amaze me. I would have never thought of this, but you pulled it off! I love how they look and I love that you put chickenwire glass in the windows. It's crazy good! ~Delores

  35. Love-love these!
    What a great inspirational post.
    Thanks for sharing, -s

  36. my parents have a set of red barn doors in their finished basement ... from their barn ... original hardware ...

    you genius you

    love it

  37. Holy cow! I am in love and want to do this now but it will never happen because I do not have barn doors! I can't stop looking at that photo! Wow! This needs to be in a magazine! HELLO, magazines!!! Are you listening? You have GOT to do a feature on this woman's fabulous closet doors!!! Everything about them pulls at my soul- the color, the texture, the use of space, the original form! So eclectic and farmstyle! andrea@townandprairie

  38. Wonder where you got such awesome doors?
    Capitol Salvage

  39. Nice. I like this. Usually closet doors are really boring. This is so unqiue and just shocks the eye. If you bring guests they are sure to notice this beautiful door.


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