Saturday, January 22, 2011


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...
Copy Me Challenge


  1. That looks amazing!! Very crafty indeed! Love your new blog look!
    Jenn :)

  2. Great ideas. Thanks so much for the inspiration. I am passing on the Stylish Blogger award. Stop by and pick it up.

  3. You did one awesome the look!


  4. This is great! I want to do this soo badly. Wonderful job!

  5. I've gotta have one, too. You did am amazing job....

  6. What a great Donna Jr !! I know Ms FJI would be proud of you ....Now "the inspired" has become the "inspirational". I would really like to do this too. Thumbs up :)

  7. Thanks ladies, it was fun, easy and cheap to make. Im very happy with how it turned out!!

  8. This is great I may have to give it a try. It meets all my criteria for a great project, fun, easy, and cheap!

    Please stop by my blog I am having a big giveaway.

    :) Michelle

  9. Oh my! Lookit you go!!! I love your take on it! Spacing the boards out is genius. You must be incredibly proud of this build! It truly looks fabulous and very funky junk indeed! :)


  10. Impressive! I consider myself pretty handy, but I don't know if I would tackle this. It turned out great.

    Warmly, Michelle

  11. Wow you did a great job! Bet it will look adorable over the fireplace! I like the addition of the star with the wreath as well.

  12. I was crazy about the post when Donna showed hers. You've done an excellent job....there's nothing like a barn door.

    Keep those tools a' goin'.

  13. People tell me how you made your wreath!
    Would love to make one. It's cute as!


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