Monday, March 7, 2011

A Sunday Project

I have been wanting to do something different with our coat closet doors for a while now.
I love the look of interior barn doors, and thought it would be the perfect solution.
The hallway is very narrow, with no room for swinging doors.



I did my best with photos. It was almost impossible to get a shot with my camera in this tiny space.

The above picture is what the coat closet looked like before.




We purchased everything, including the new schoolhouse light, from Lowe's.
After installing the track, we measured the length we wanted and my husband made the doors.
We decided to install the end cap (that will keep the door from rolling off the track) down below.


Here is what it looks like on the bottom. The metal brackets keep the door from swinging open.





We really wanted one big door, but because of the wall space we had to make two doors. Otherwise we would not have access to about 14" of the closet.











This is the perfect solution if you have a space that does not have room for a swinging door, and a great space saver if you have a room where a door eats up a lot of space.
We thought about installing pocket doors in our bedroom, but I think we will be doing this instead!

If anyone has any questions about this project I will be happy to answer them in the comments section.




9 comments:

kim said...

I love your inventive ideas. This is so perfect!

Sanctuary Home said...

Awesome!!! What a difference...I love the industrial look of your new doors. Great job!
Susan : )
http://sanctuaryhomebysusancooke.blogspot.com/

FinnyKnits said...

That is a super groovy renovation and something that might actually answer the question we've been mulling in our minds about what do to about our bedroom closet FOREVER.

Thanks, doll!

Marsel said...

Very cool idea!

It's All About The Pretty!!! said...

It looks amazing....nice job! Wish I lived on the farm:)

Ellen said...

We've been thinking about this idea too for our bathroom door that is off our bedroom. The present door is always in the way unless you keep the bathroom door closed at all times. Found you via A friend to knit with.

Melanie said...

This is a great idea. I just read this post yesterday (March 14th) and then last night went home and watched "The Nate Show" that I had DVR'd that day. There was a couple on there who had done this exact same thing. What a cool idea. Your house is decorated so beautifully. Great job.

Hi I'm Misty. said...

Hi, I'm misty and I'm visiting from last weeks Sunday showcase party. I had to stop by when I saw your barn door link. Your dooors look super fabulous! They really add character to the hallway.

We did this same project for our bathroom door (we had no room for a door either). When we got our hardware it was impossible to find. You found the tracks at lowes? That's great! It seems a lot of people are interested in this kind of door. I was thinking of linking to other peoples barn door projects at the end of my post. Would it be ok to share yours?

Here is our project if you are interested.

http://notanemptyroom.blogspot.com/2011/03/bathroom-barn-door-and-other-details.html?m=1

michelle brilliant said...

What kind of track is this from Lowes? I can only find sliding closet door tracks.