April 11, 2016

A New Barn Door in the Master Bedroom

Our master bedroom make over is done except a few little details and we are enjoying the changes! The last big item was getting our barn door hung and we can finally mark that off the list.

We've never had doors on this opening between our bedroom and bath and in reality, we don't really need them but we've always liked the look of barn doors and this was a perfect place.

They were a challenge to get hung but it was more our situation than a problem with the hardware.  As you can imagine, these metal pieces are heavy-duty and add the weight of the doors and you need to be sure everything is securely hung. The tract had pre-drilled holes to hang it on the wall but these holes did not line up with the studs in the wall. The molly bolts that came with the hardware set would not stay set - they twirled when we tried to put the bolts in.

In an effort to make a long story short, we made several trips to the store getting new molly bolts, new screws, trying to fix the molly bolts into the wall, etc. We finally gave up and attached a board to the wall under the tract. And that worked!

I still need to find picture hangers for this large piece of art that are flatter to the wall.  The ones we have now are causing the picture to stick out too far for the door to open all the way but I think when I change that, it will.

I bought these doors at Menard's. I would have loved to have had antique doors with some wonderful details but I like these. They're just regular 28 1/2" doors without the predrilled holes. I like them so much that I wish we had found this style when we replaced all the doors in our house but these are a fun difference. These doors are hollow. The solid doors were a lot more expensive but also a lot heavier. Mark added reinforcements to each door where the hardware was attached.

I painted them with SW Rain with a tiny bit of black added to the paint to make the color a little grayer. Then I added a deeper blue in places and blended it out. I had a mix of SW Deer Valley mixed with a little gold glaze from another project and I painted that into the details and blended it out.

When I was done, the color coordinated well with our new draperies.

We got our hardware from Amazon. It came very quickly and it's a good solid quality. Straight-Rustic-Double-Sliding-Hardware.   I would give it 4 stars instead of 5. The holes that were predrilled in all the pieces were not evenly spaced so the first time we put everything on the doors, they were uneven. In other words, the uneven holes caused the doors to hang crookedly. We had to mark where each hole should go and redo it to make everything plumb.


Here's a before picture to remind you. I liked this but it wasn't really my style - I got too influenced by what was popular right now.  Here are the links to my past posts on this room makeover.

Update on Our Master Bedroom

Making Pillows for the Master Bedroom

Beams In the Bedroom


Oh! and in case you're wondering, nothing's happened in our master bathroom yet. In fact, I'm waiting on the contractor to get back to me again. We have had him come out and measure, we've picked our tile, and now we're waiting on an estimate.
Our Master Bathroom

I've been busy 'tweaking' lots of things in our house lately.I also got some new dining room chairs a couple of weeks ago and have refinished them. I'll be back soon to show them to you!


love and blessings~
"Behold, I will set your stones in turquoise, and your foundations I will lay in sapphires. I will make your summits of rubies and your gates of crystal, and your entire wall of precious stones."
Isaiah 54:11,12
Sources:
Bedspread and shams - Overstock.com
curtain fabric, pillow fabric and tassel fringe - warehousefabrics.com
rug - QVC, Royal Palace about 12 years ago
French chaise - second hand
doors - Menards
barn door track - Amazon



34 comments:

  1. Lynda your doors are gorgeous! I love the blue and the entire color scheme of your room. The new drapes add some drama and goes beautifully with the carpet and bedding. It is such a restful space. Enjoy!!!
    XO Barbara

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  2. They are beautiful! You just never stop doing pretty things and inspiring us. I've thought about doing the same thing in our bedroom but you see...it takes us forever to get around to it. :)

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    1. Thank you, Stacey! My husband and I both seem to have gotten some new energy lately but I really do understand!

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    2. Woo hoo! More of your amazingness at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Pinning. :)

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  3. Lynda, the barn doors are a showstopper and what a unique idea! Love the window treatments and the art...so perfect! Blessings, Pam @ Everyday Living. Too funny, just got a notification from you, great minds thinking alike (lol)

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    1. Thank you, Pam! I enjoy hearing from you!

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  4. Love the elegant doors, and the color is soft and stunningly gorgeous. What a beautiful addition!

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    1. Thank you, Michael Lee! I have wanted barn doors for years and my husband really likes them too.

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  5. That looks amazing! Good find and great job fixing it up!

    I would love it if you would share this on my weekly link party : )

    http://www.twentysomethinginthe2010s.com/peace-love-linkup-002/

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    1. Thank you, Ashleigh, and thanks so much for the invitation!

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  6. Wow! They are perfect, and the paint finish is wonderful as well. Great job!

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    1. Thanks, Becky! We know how tricky paint can be! I am loving seeing pictures of your new home, as well!

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous!!!
    Blessings, Candy

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    1. Thank you, Candy! Hope you're having a great week!
      love and blessings~

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  8. Love the barn doors and the color!

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  9. I love the new barn doors...they look absolutely gorgeous!!!
    Your whole bedroom is so beautiful.
    ~Des

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    1. Thank you, Des! Coming from you, that's a real compliment!
      love and blessings~

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  10. Loving your barn door! So sorry that the holes were level and drilled right, what a pain! It looks wonderful and I am loving the color you painted the doors, very soft and dreamy. You two did an amazing job.

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    1. Thanks so much, Christine! My husband deserves all the credit for getting them hung well and I think he just gets used to something being complicated. And having to make several trips to the store. The good news is he really likes them too!

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  11. You achieve a wonderful look- so European! Glad you found a way to get the doors supported. I bet you wake up happy when you look at them!

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    1. Thank you, Liz! I really do like them!

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  12. Your bedroom is so gorgeous so french
    Lucky you have a husband to hang the doors for you
    They look perfect

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    1. Thanks so much! Yes, my husband is just a sweetheart when it comes to all these projects! I'm going to keep him forever. <3 Thanks for visiting and commenting!

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  13. Love the countryside French feel here. I too aim for a more French countryside feel in my home, and these trolley track French style doors really added a lot to making the bathroom disappear adding more of a private bath feel I am sure. It really is a beautifully enriched room. Feels like a French B&B :)

    Enjoy your room and all the beauty you have created, I have one opening that I have wanted to add barn door effect to, I need to so get onto it after my visit here.
    I too have been sewing up French pillows and linen textiles all in the language of French style.
    Perhaps A visit from you and we can share our passion for all things French.

    I am off to read some of your older postings to better know your style here.

    Xx
    Bisous
    Doré

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    1. Thank you, Dore! Heading over to your blog...

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  14. Hanging barn doors in the bedroom is a pain! I’m glad you finally found a solution and attached the board under the track. We’ve had barn doors in our master bedroom for about 10 years, and my wife things it really opens up the room. The room looks and feels bigger. I love remodeling the house, and I think I might start a new project soon!

    Earl Mark @ Eastway Lock

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    1. Haha! Yes, it was a pain! Thanks for visiting and commenting, Earl!

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  15. I love you doors . Where did you get them and the hardware / Beautiful

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    1. Thank you, Janet! We got both the doors and the hardware at Menards. :)

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