Modern Barn Door
One Room Challenge™ Week 4
Welcome to week 4 of the One Room Challenge™ hosted by Linda from Calling it Home, where designers and bloggers makeover a room in their home in 6 weeks. For those of you just tuning in, you can go back and follow the progress by reading Week 1, Week 2, and Week 3. This week I’ll be sharing this Modern Barn Door we’ve added to the space. We had planned on building our own door from plywood and molding, but when we factored in the time and cost, we decided that buying this ready-made door made more sense for us.
I had wanted a barn door for a really long time but I have a smaller home and a more open concept main floor. Meaning, there was no room anywhere for a barn door except in this room. When we were deciding on how to make this room more functional, we realized there was so much junk in our tiny walk in closet that we couldn’t even shut the closet door! However, we had to utilize as much floor space as possible in this closet, so a barn door was just what was needed! You can use all the floor space without having to worry about a door being swung open or shut. It was the perfect solution and I got my dream of having a barn door!
If you remember my mood board, I had wanted this room to take on a Modern Coastal Farmhouse vibe:
So that meant along with some cozy pieces and texture, it would also have some clean lines and brass finishes. When we decided on the barn door, I wanted it to have the same aesthetic. Instead of going with the black hardware that I had always thought of having on a barn door, I chose this clean steel hardware. I had wanted hardware that incorporated brass, but that was difficult to find, so I came up with my own solution.
The brass hardware is to tie in with the brass mirror and light fixture that are coming. I spray painted the two pieces that attach the door to the track, a soft gold using Rustoleum Metallic in Pure Gold before we hung the door.
I also found this clean lined and modern door handle from the Home Depot and spray painted it in the same finish. It really tied it all together. The door is painted Benjamin Moore’s “Simply White” along with the walls.
Our old door is still attached in there! Lol. The closet will be cleaned out and the old door removed this week. You may have noticed that I didn’t leave the space by the ceiling empty, but brought the stencil as close to the ceiling as possible. I didn’t mind it in the room at the time, but after seeing it on the blog last week, it looked too unfinished to me so I filled it in this week. I’m still loving that watercolour look!
Thanks for stopping by to check out the progress. It’s hard to make these update posts exciting when you’re only showing little bits at a time, I know. Stay tuned though, only one more progress post and then the final reveal! Don’t forget to follow along with the other participants here!
looks great! I’m always weary of spray painting hardware, but it seems to hold up so well. I’m glad you pointed out the door because I noticed and was like “what’s going on here?” ahaha
Thanks Arie., I don’t mind using it. If I don’t like the colour I can always change it back and now they have primers and poly coats etc. for durability. 🙂
WE had similar looking barn door hardware in our last house and loved it. I’ve not used the Home Depot, but I’m surprised you had to add a header? With the one we used the top mounting system allowed us to skip the header which made it look super clean. I do love the choice of your door. Very pretty.
Thank you! Yes we had to use the header so that we were able to ail into some studs. The placement on the track wouldn’t have worked. 🙂
Looks awesome! Is the top hardware gold as well? I loove it!
Thanks Andrea, Yes the top pieces that attach the door to the track are gold as well. It was how a track system I had seen and really liked was done, only mine was a few hundred less!;)
The barn door and hardware look amazing! And the stencilinf is stunning!
Thanks so much Laura, hopefully next week’s will be a little more exciting! 😉
Holli - BeesNBurlap says
Looks so good! Clean and fresh!
Thank you Holli!
The barn door looks amazing! Love the gold hardware!
Thank you Sarah, me too! 😉
The barn door looks amazing. Still swooning over those stenciled walls. 🙂
Thanks so much Emy, it really made the room!
This looks beautiful! I’ve tried to brainstorm many times out to get a barn door in our home 🙂 but we have a smaller home, too. I understand the dilemma! This is a smart spot for it, improving the function, too!
Thanks Lora, it was really the only spot for one, the fact that it helped with the function of the closet was a definite bonus! 🙂
i am DYING over that door and modern hardware- the perfect combo! i am so in love with everything so far!
Thanks Cassie, I appreciate that! So glad you like it! 🙂
Charlotte Lindsay says
The barn door turned out so well! I love how sleek and modern it is, the hardware you chose really helps with creating this feel!
Thank you Charlotte! I think so too 🙂
that barn door is amazing, as is everything else! loving the blue and lots of white!! our dining room ORC is blue and white themed too 🙂
Thank you Katie! Blue and white is my favourite combo, so classic!
Sarah Sofia Knepp says
Kim, I absolutely love the barn door against the blue and white wallpaper! The gold pull is beautiful! Great minds think a like as I have a similar round gold mirror for our guest bath and that blue and white rug I’m buying too for our bedroom! Excited to see everything come together on reveal day! XOXO, Sarah
Aww Sarah thank you, isn’t that rug gorgeous? I want one for my bedroom too! Great minds my friend 🙂
Diana | Dahlias and Dimes says
This is easily my favorite barn door that I’ve seen. It’s modern without being too rustic or farmhouse. I love the gold accents and bar pull. I’m loving this room more and more each week 🙂
Thanks so much Diana, I appreciate that! Thats the look I was going for. 🙂
Jessica | Petal + Ply says
LOVE IT ALL!!!! Your space is looking amazing!
Thank you Jessica! 🙂
Lisa J Wood says
I love the stencil and gold painted accents. It’s all stunning! Can’t wait to see the reveal
Thanks so much Lisa. Looking forward to sharing it!:)