When I came across these two great barn door tutorials below, I knew I had to take matters into my own crafty hands and make one for above my fireplace.
Here was the inspiration behind my project..thanks Kierste and Donna!!
Both crafty ladies have tutorials on their blog however, I thought I would post how I made mine.
First measure your space and determine how tall and wide your barn door needs to be. Cut wood to size, and sand the edges a bit, we are going for the worn rough look so don't go sanding crazy.
I used the following wood for my barn door.
Lay your wood on a flat surface where you can hammer or nail. I used pieces of cardboard to space the 2 x 6's apart nicely to look fencelike.
Cut your sides and cross piece of wood to fit on your
2 x 6's. These pieces will be your braces on your barn door. Then start hammering away or use a nail gun.
Next comes the fun part...paint or stain.
I used Behr Cozy Cottage Satin to paint the entire surface and good old Mini Wax Dark Walnut stain to make it look "worn" looking.
I'm happy with how my barn door turned out and better yet it cost me less than 10 bucks...waaahooo!
I'm linking this project to Funky Junk Donna's...