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Guest Post — Installing Barn Sliding Doors!

My husband and I design, build, and decorate custom homes in Portland, OR. Having  “champagne taste” on a “boxed-wine budget”, I have learned over the years to DIY most everything in my home. Everything I’ve learned over the years in building and decorating has evolved into my blog.
I’d love to share my Barn Door Project with you as well as some ideas for installing barn door systems in your own homes!
Palisade Homes, West Linn Oregon
Bringing sliding barn doors inside the home is a fun way to add instant character and charm. The look of sliding doors can range from a salvaged cottage-look to a more clean and modern style.

The photos above are a salvaged barn door I installed. I found an online company, Crown Industrial, to make the black powder-coated track. http://www.crown-industrial.com/.

The door and handle were treasures I found at Aurora Mills salvation yard in Aurora, Oregon . http://www.auroramills.com/. This door took our carpenters hours to install having to work around some warp and varying widths of it. Ugh. So worth it though! My husband had the doors (pictured below) in a clients house using a box-style track system. These were brand new doors and the installation was much simpler.

 Here’s some other fun hanging doors I LOVE!…

Southern Living

Crown Industrial

If you don’t have a doorway to install these looks, you can simply hang a pair of doors on a track onto a large wall. This really anchors a room and gives the illusion of another room behind it. Also at the Aurora Mills Salvation, I found some pieces of salvaged barn wood to make this custom 5′x5′ mirror with, below.

Hope this gets your creative wheels turning!
Thank you Sarah!!
I love the look of Sliding Barn Doors! 
Sarah has great ideas. You may remember this awesome chair I featured on my TT&J facebook page recently:
{OMG Burlap Chair}
{You will be blown away by this $65 Sewing/Workout room redo. I love the curtains and the wall treatment!}
{Another fantastic makeover — her Outdoor Table}
Be sure to head over to Northwest hospitality and say hi to Sarah!! 

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  1. Would LOVE to do this on open play room! What is a ball-park price that we can expect for the hanging track hardware? Thanks!

  2. Jennifer says:

    Help! I love this post but I can’t get see Sarah’s blog. Has the address changed? Please let me know if there is another way to see her fabulous blog. Thanks!

  3. Hey Sarah these are some great doors here… my personal favorite would have to be the crown industrial door.. great post……

  4. Ivonne Loving says:

    Hi Sarah! Loved this post. I included it in my weekly round-up. Simply gorgeous!

  5. WOW this is fabulous! I love it! I love watching all the DIY shows on TV…but when it comes to my space I have cold feet and am afraid I will screw something up more or really damage something…how do i get over this fear?! I have ALOT to renovate in my home and it is all so overwhelming!

  6. I've been visiting her blog and love it. Barn doors make me swoon but we do not have enough wall space to have any. We are all windows and doorways here.

    My favorite is the first one from Crown Industrial.


  7. Julie {CalleLillyCafe} says:

    love love love!!

  8. Maddie Kertay- The Domestic Anarchist says:

    Ok.. Love the barn doors ..which is a good thing since we have two of them in our house!

    But I am here for my pressing matters. I am totally lost on the whole burlap thing. the only burlap we can get around here is way itchy scratchy and it smells to high heaven.. I can never imagine using it for anything that I would want to sit on. I have seen other loose weave fabrics like hopsack and Onsburg that look somewhat like burlap but are more user friendly… are tehse being used and called burlap?… label me confused!


  9. SweetSugarBelle says:

    Omg! Best idea ever!

  10. Grammy Staffy says:

    Jen what a nice guest post. I love the creative ideas.

    I am still in the hospital but slowly getting better. I wish I had more patience. Thanks for your well wishes. Hugs, Lura

  11. Kelli @ RTSM says:

    That yellow door is amazing! We have a bunch of pocket doors in our house and they are so convenient! I love all the exposed hardware of the barn doors!

  12. uumm..LOVE LOVE LOVE this. My dream project is barn doors unfortunately my sister-in-law is beating me to it in her house she's building. :) Great ideas!

  13. Wow!! Amazing. Barn doors are my favorite. She has done a fabulous job! Definitely right about adding instant charm!

    Off to her blog now (:

  14. northwesthospitality.org says:

    OMG Jennifer! You are amazing! I about fell off (and peed on) my newly reupholstered chair. Holy moly! You spent so much time adding my feature to your blog. When do you sleep?! It was "all that and a bag of glue sticks!" You are so great at what you do and at getting so much valuable information from the web out to your readers. Amazing as always. Can't wait to meet your readers. xox Sarah

  15. {april kennedy} says:

    oh my gosh her pictures are gorgeous. my hubby's a builder too and he just installed 4 sets of sliding barn doors that he had to built from reclaimed wood {another option}. Two went way up on a second story opening that was so tricky but look amazing. i've been wanting one in my bathroom for some time now. i'm off to check out this blog. so excited. thanks for sharing!

  16. Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

    I really, really like her style!!! On my way to check out her blog!

  17. Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

    I really, really like her style!!! On my way to check out her blog!

  18. 2littlehooligans says:

    oh im so glad you shared this with us. we are in the middle of designing our living space right now and have been thinking about using one of these doors. **LOVE**

  19. PeaceLoveApplesauce says:

    I love the barn doors!!!

  20. heather {WhipperBerry} says:

    what a doll! love the sliding barn door idea and all of her other amazing DIY projects. thanks for sharing!!


  21. Katie @ HunnyBee Blog says:

    I love every picture in this post!! It definitely has the southern feel that I love!!! Then again, I'm partial as I live in Georgia :)

  22. Dixie Mom says:

    I'm salivating over here…love the barn doors and the burlap chair!