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When we first started thinking about the bedroom renovation, I had lofty goals. One MAJOR project that I wanted to tackle was to move the bedroom door. As you may recall from the before photos, the existing door used to open directly into the ideal closet location. I felt like the best way to solve that problem would be to move it… but then I put more thought into it and realized that moving the door would cause all kinds of problems: we’d have to repaint my gorgeous blue wall… the dining room would be totally disrupted… and we’d have to find matching floor boards to fill in where the wall used to be. It ended up spiraling and my hopes were quickly dashed. That is, until I had an a-ha moment: we could install a barn door! Not only would this design choice solve our door opening issue, but it would actually save space for us. Talk about #winning…
Once I had made the decision to install a barn door, it was time to do some research. I almost went the route of DIY-ing the barn door, but when we decided to tackle restoring the original shiplap ceiling, I felt like we didn’t have the bandwidth to tackle yet another epic project.
Installing a pre-made barn door was a really easy choice for us. We didn’t even need to change the size of the door opening. We did change up the moulding around the door because the existing moulding was in pretty rough shape, but I was so happy to know we didn’t have to do any real construction to install it. It was so. damn. easy.
I knew I wanted a simple, modern white door with maybe a little bit of moulding or paneling. Most important, however, was the finish and color of the hardware. I wanted bold, sexy matte black hardware for my barn door and I knew just where to find it… Rejuvenation! After falling head over heels with their lighting for the bedroom, I knew that the barn door track from Rejuvenation would be the perfect finishing touch.
I absolutely love how striking the hardware is… it’s so good.
And the barn door looks amazing from the dining room, too!
If you’re dealing with an awkward door situation like me or just looking to save some space in your home, you should definitely look into installing a barn door!
photography by Ellie Lillstrom, styling by Jojotastic.
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