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DIY barn {closet} doors

Today I am sharing our DIY barn {closet} doors and how we built them. I have been putting this post off for about a  week. It brings a mixed bag of emotions. We lost my “gram” this past summer to “old age”. Even though she lived 92 wonderful years, it’s still not easy to say good-bye. We were very fortunate  though, that she lived the end of her life with us, here in “our” little compound.  Before she passed away, we were working on our DIY barn {closet} doors to enclose our existing built-in bookcase.  My goal for this room was to display the china and hang our coats.  This room is off the foyer/garage & in between our kitchen & family room
diy barn door
{Update: see how we made them here – stage 1 & here – stage 2}
This is the built in bookcase before. This picture was taken with my old camera so it’s not the best quality.

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I love these barn doors and am very pleased with all they came out.
DIY barn closet doors
We ended up mounting the barn doors on hinges to save money. I really wanted the sliding door hardware (like in the inspiration picture) but I got the look for $22. The top black pieces are aluminum pieces that I bought at home depot & spray painted black.
DIY bookcase, DIY barn doors
I think the black spray painted aluminim gives the look of a sliding door, don’t you?
This is one of my favorite things, the barn doors open.
diy barn closet doors
The coats have a new home!
diy barn door hardware
DIY barn closet doors front view
My dad thought I was banana’s when I suggested we put barn doors here. When I showed him the picture, he said, “why do you want to do that?” It was definitely a project hanging them as we dropped one and it did cart wheels across the floor.  Thank goodness my son or dog were not in the way. After my dad’s meltdown we finally got them hung. Oh and guess what, now my dad & gramps are taking credit for the barn doors & design!
diy barn closet doors for grams blue willow
That is my gram in the picture above. Building DIY barn doors is really a fairly straight forward project. Don’t forget to check out stage 1 & stage 2 to see how we made them. I’m sure my gram would be thrilled to see her mom’s blue willow china displayed with our DIY barn doors. I miss you gram, thank you for all of your inspiration :).
BE sure to check out our other DIY barn door tutorials, Creative DIY sliding doors as well as updates to this room.

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