Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Barn Doors Completely Finished!

It took awhile, but we finally finished the barn doors....


I showed you the barn doors back in December.  There will be a link to how we made the barn doors at the bottom of this post. 
The barn doors looked great just the way they were,

but there was something missing. 

Actually, there were a couple of things missing. 
I hemmed and hawed (as my mama used to say) as to which handles to pick and we finally decided on one style. 

We also needed a some latches. These attach at the bottom of the door and bolt the doors into the floor.

Two extra pieces of 1 x 6's needed to be stained so the latches could be attached to the doors. 

Here's a quick little tip for you...if you are waiting a couple of days between the stained coats, but want to use the same staining rag or pad, just store it inside one of the gloves you used while staining. The rag or pad won't dry out this way.

Here's the bottom of the door without the new piece. 

Mr. DIY screwed it on.

I need to use a marker to touch up the nail heads so they won't stand out so much.

Here are the latches installed. A couple of holes were drilled in the concrete floor with a hammer drill.
Boy is that noisy!

The cover plates cover up the not so pretty holes.
The latches give us extra security on the basement door and they add to the rustic look of the doors.

Mr. DIY also installed the handles. 

Here are the doors without the hardware:

Here are the doors with the door handles and latches installed. (Mr. DIY also installed door stops on the baseboards behind the furniture)

Here are the doors open. I took off the blinds they aren't needed since the doors are shaded by the deck above and the barn doors if privacy is needed. 

Hope your week is off to a great start!
Doesn't it feel great to check another project off the list?

PS: if you'd like to see how we made the barn doors, just click HERE
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday

ps: several people have asked, so I'm including a link to the hardware. For disclosure purposes, I have not been compensated in any way. 
The hardware is  from Signature hardware. You can find them here:  http://www.signaturehardware.com/hardware/door-hardware/heron-iron-square-twisted-pull.html;
The iron surface bolt can be found here: http://www.signaturehardware.com/iron-surface-bolt.html


  1. These are just gorgeous and such a fantastic idea!!!
    Also added security I would think!
    I keep going back to look at them - love them so much!!!

  2. Looks great! Love the latch and stain choices!

  3. These turned out so great! I love the hardware you chose!!! What a unique feature to your house and room!!! That's a great tip about the rag and gloves too!

  4. Wow Pam, they just look fabulous!! LOVE the color and the rustic hardware so much. You guys did a great job!!

  5. Oh wow - nice job, your doors are gorgeous!

  6. Love your barn doors! I want to do something like that for my odd bathroom alcove in my bedroom.

  7. The doors look amazing and the hardware is definitely the perfect touch. Gorgeous. Hugs, marty

  8. These are just gorgeous! What a unique way to cover the french doors!

  9. Rustic and elegant at the same time – and supremely unique. You may have hemmed and hawed, but the result was well worth it. Great job!

  10. WOW...were these ever worth the wait! They are beautiful!!!

  11. I LOVE LOVE these doors!! Those handles where the perfect finishing touch!

  12. What a great job! They are beautiful! I love the new hardware.

    Have a great day.

  13. Pam, What great doors!!!! They make a hefty statement! LOVE the hardware too!
    What a fabulous DYI!
    Please share these doors at TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS, my weekly linky party. Link goes live Wednesday at 8:00 pm. Hope to see you there!

  14. I love these doors!!! They look great and are a fabulous idea! Love the hardware. XO, Pinky

  15. What a wow-worthy interior doors, and open up to new ideas and styles for your home you have here Pam. However, it seem that no matter what type of livestock you keep, you need to design a barn that is safe, secure, and easy to work with.

  16. Fabulous Pam! You guys really did a great job on it! The hardware really completes the look!

  17. These look fantastic, I love the dark rich color and the handles add so much. Great job!!


  18. I so love your doors!!! Laura @Top This Top That

  19. They look fabulous Pam!!! You and the Mr. did such a fantastic job...such a great alternative to drapes!!!...Love, love it!

  20. Wow, Pam, those doors are crazy gorgeous! The hardware you selected is pure perfection, I can't think of anything that would go better with the look of the doors and the color of the wood. You and Mr. Fanatic did an AMAZING job on these, they look authentically vintage/antique. You must be so proud! They really add a lot to the already beautiful room.



  21. Just found your blog...and I am speachless. Your barn doors are absolutely gorgeous!! (I hate to admit it, but I'm a bit jealous!) Beautifully done! Lesa

  22. Those are AMAZING Pam and the hardware was the perfect finishing touch! I am beyond impressed with these doors every time I see them. You rock! :-)
    P.S. Just saw your post about the clay hearts! Sorry the recipe didn't quite work out but I love what you did with the doily. Totally clever!

  23. You're right! The hardware is perfect for the doors. I really enjoy your blog. Thanks for sharing all your ideas with all of us.

  24. Nice article and image sharing. I just love this dark color. Its a fabulous Pam. This door is perfect for drilling. You may added whats you need want.


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