I've been pining for barn doors for some time now.
Mr. Fanatic has Pinterest to thank for that, as I've been perusing and pinning all sorts of barn doors for months.
At first I wasn't sure where we were going to put them, I just wanted to make some and was determined to put them somewhere in our house.
Then it hit me...
What about making barn doors into shutters to cover the glass patio doors in our basement Family Room?
The barn doors would be perfect to provide privacy, to make the room dark when watching a movie and to add a layer of security to our basement.
There are so many awesome barn doors on Pinterest and we plan do do a simple Z design with either 2 x 6 or 2 x 8 lumber stained dark with some inexpensive galvanized hardware like the one in this photo. Mr. Fanatic thinks we should use 2 x 8's(less work and cost) and I think 2 x 6's would look better (scale wise).
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Here's a simple drawing of what we intend to do. I would also like to make a little shutter for the window to the right of the fireplace.(When I say "I", it means Mr. Fanatic...lol)
Since the door will be stained dark, it presents another problem.
(You know, one thing always leads to another)
I think the room will be too dark and will look better and brighter in a much lighter color...A light grey perhaps?
Mr. Fanatic took a week off and is finishing up another project.
Today he told me of his plans to start the doors this week. I think it's a little optimistic of him to think he will.
He's currently working on a drop ceiling for a storage room in our basement and it will take him at least a whole day to finish it. After that, he plans on making some simple shelving for the storage room.
Also, yesterday he bought one of those solar tube skylights for the upstairs bathroom. Oh, did I mention this tube has to be done on Thursday because we're getting our roof redone?
The upstairs bath is going to look great with more natural light.
So many projects...so little time.
What's on your project list? Would love to know.