Sliding Barn Door – Laundry Room Door

A few weeks ago we had to take the door off of our laundry room for the painters… fast forward to a few days later, it was still off & you could see the mess of our laundry room opening from the dining room. We had to do something! Sure we could just put the original door back on the laundry room,but why make something that easy. In our last house there was really no possible way to add a barn door to our home so right when we needed a new door on the laundry room I knew I wanted to try my hand at adding something a little more interesting to the space. I had actually picked up a door from one of our vendors at our store, The Found Cottage, & was going to use it in our kitchen, but when this opportunity came up I knew it would be amazing in this space…

DIY laundry room sliding barn door - Great for any room of your home. A great way to add architectural farmhouse detail to any home.
DIY laundry room sliding barn door - Great for any room of your home. A great way to add architectural farmhouse detail to any home.
DIY laundry room sliding barn door - Great for any room of your home. A great way to add architectural farmhouse detail to any home.

I mean… cute right? You can see what the room looked like a little big before here…

DSC_0553
It’s the door there on the right on the far end of the dining room. Very pretty, but we felt the sliding barn door was perfect for the entrance to the laundry room. & who doesn’t love a good barn door…

DIY laundry room sliding barn door - Great for any room of your home. A great way to add architectural farmhouse detail to any home.
DIY laundry room sliding barn door - Great for any room of your home. A great way to add architectural farmhouse detail to any home.
DIY laundry room sliding barn door - Great for any room of your home. A great way to add architectural farmhouse detail to any home.
The door was a vintage find from my friend Holly & in place of the window she put a chalkboard. Thanks to Mr. LMB for putting the adorable “Laundry” word on the door. Isn’t is handwriting the neatest? Can’t say the same for mine. We bought our barn door hardware at Home Depot [here] & to hang the door we simply followed the directions it came with. But, we did do something before hanging the door. We hung a white architectural piece above the doorway & then we hung the barn door hardware over top of that architectural piece. It just added another element & another layer to the space. We also had to add the other half of the architectural piece that is above the doorway to the bottom of the door to add some extra length to it. Like most things we do, we always customize it to fit our home & make it ours. I truly love how this door turned out & how much character it adds to the space. I have been loving the barn door hardware from Home Depot. It slides very smoothly & it is very sturdy. You can find it cheaper on Amazon [here] if you have time to order ahead. It’s literally $100 cheaper than what we got ours for.. worth it I would say.

DIY laundry room sliding barn door - Great for any room of your home. A great way to add architectural farmhouse detail to any home.

 

DIY laundry room sliding barn door - Great for any room of your home. A great way to add architectural farmhouse detail to any home.
Really happy with our choice of door & even happier that our very very very messy laundry room is hidden away because I would hate to scare away friend from stopping by our farm. So thank you new laundry room door for helping me make friends. What do you guys think of our new barn door? Do you have one in your home? What room do you guys use yours for? Let me know in the comments below, find me on Facebook, & chat with me on Instagram. I would love to hear form you guys! Thank you so much for stopping by my little blog today & as always for sharing it with your friends & family. xx

 

DSC_8236

Click [here] to take the full video tour of our farmhouse before we started working on it.