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DIY Barn Door (Part 2)

As you may remember, my husband and I built a barn door recently.  Well, I have an update…it’s up!!  That’s right, my barn door is officially functional 🙂

Yay!!!
Close-up of the hardware

I am obsessed.  Originally, our closet door was a regular interior door that swung IN to the closet, which was a huge nuisance because we lost so much closet space.  Now that the door slides, there is so much room!  (I’d post a picture but my closet is currently a disaster area.)  Plus, it’s pretty 🙂  Added bonus:  this was a project we completed together, and had a fun time building <3.

All that’s left is adding a handle.  I ordered a bronze one from Home Depot a few days ago.  As soon as it comes in, I can screw that baby in and our DIY barn door project will be complete!

Wordy Wednesday

 

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“Be soft.  Do not let the world make you hard.  Do not let pain make you hate.  Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness.  Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.”  – Kurt Vonnegut

I find this quote so relevant right now.  With all of the violence going on around the world, it is important to remember the good.  There is always something to be happy about and to be thankful for, even in the worst circumstances.

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Love this, and Ryan Adams ❤

I believe it is so important to remember that it’s ok to fall in love with people, places, feelings, songs, words, whatever.  We all have our “guilty pleasures,” but who came up with the idea that we have to feel guilty? Don’t be ashamed to just let go and really love something that makes you happy.

DIY Barn Door

I’ve been lusting after sliding barn doors for a while now.  Unfortunately, they are really expensive!  Like, $500 expensive.  When I saw a DIY tutorial online over at Jenna Sue Design, I knew I had to build my own 🙂

This past weekend, my husband and I borrowed my dad’s miter saw and got to work!  We had Home Depot cut all of our boards to size, except for the cross-piece that we would have to measure and cut ourselves.  I was surprised how quickly everything came together.

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Boards assembled!
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Waiting for stain to dry

I LOVE how it turned out!  We applied one coat of Minwax stain in Jacobean and let it dry overnight.  I can’t wait to install it in our bedroom!  It will add the perfect rustic touch 🙂 You can read about the install here.  As always, I want to give a big thank you to my husband for his help and patience with my never-ending to do lists ❤