Updated: Dec 8, 2019
The barn door craze continues and for good reason. They can work in any decor - from the most contemporary home to the most rustic farmhouse. And they are just flat out cool. They are also perfect for tight areas where a door swing might be inconvenient. So of course, I had to have one in my own home. But I like things that are unique and have some extra personality and I had the perfect spot for my own barn door. Enter garage sale find. My mom had picked up an amazing door at a garage sales years ago FOR FIVE DOLLARS! She just had it propped up against a wall and I fell in love with it the minute I saw it. I said "I'll take that when you are ready to part with it". So, when we moved my folks from AZ back to beautiful CO they were downsizing, the door made its way to my house. Which was no easy feat - it is solid wood and weighs a ton. At first, I wasn't sure if I should refinish it or paint it. My sister, the purist, has a conniption fit every time I paint anything wood. But the color just didn't fit with my bedroom decor so off to the paint store I went. It was a bit of trial and error. Originally, I had planned to do an undercoat of a very dark smoky chocolate, then go over that with antique white and lightly distress it so the dark showed thru in some areas. But after painting it Sherwin Williams Black Fox I knew it was perfect. The entry to my master bath from the bedroom had no door, just an opening, like so many homes built in the early 2000s. It was also an extremely tall opening. So, we framed it out, added a transom window with antique glass above and I now have my very own barn door. I'm so in love with it!