Sliding barn doors are all the rage and why not?! They are not only functional but super cool! What are the two things that homeowners ask for on Fixer Upper…..farmhouse sink and a sliding barn door. So let’s look at some farmhouse style sliding barn doors and I will even show you where to find them for purchase.
Did you know that a traditional door takes up 9 linear feet of space? I didn’t realize that. If you don’t have that kind of space then a sliding barn door might be the right way to go.
Sliding doors have been around forever, remember pocket doors? I remember when I was a kid we had one in a bathroom and in between our kitchen and dining room. That way we didn’t need to see the messy kitchen while having a fancy dinner! 😂
The great thing about sliding barn doors is you can customize to your decorating style. Today I want to show you some different styles of doors and each one you can click on to see the price. Most of them are from Etsy, and if you aren’t a fan of Etsy I included several from Wayfair. They vary in price, some are only a few hundred, some closer to a thousand. I want to include lots of options because you can get inspiration here then maybe DIY one if it’s too expensive to buy!
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Traditional Farmhouse Sliding Barn Doors
These two pictures above are your typical farmhouse style sliding barn door. Why is it typical, because it has the angled boards that go in opposite directions. that’s very typical of a barn door from a real barn.
This is another example of a traditional door. You have just the three horizontal boards holding the vertical boards in place.
So if you like the idea of a sliding barn door but don’t want a farm look this is a great example. Use a regular interior door and turn it into a sliding barn door!
Colorful Sliding Barn Doors
I love the color on this door and how the wood goes in different directions, adds a lot of architectural interest.
This door is so cool because the wood is in different colors. I love the addition of the blue and the white boards, that really adds texture to the door and makes it pop!
Who doesn’t love a coral sliding barn door! This is the epitome of an awesome door!
I saw this photo while on vacation and fell in love with this style. I plan on doing this but in a double door for my master bedroom. I love the vertical wood and that it’s framed out with the additional molding. The color is gorgeous too! I found this photo while on vacation and didn’t keep track of who the owner was, just snapped a screenshot. So if you know the owner please let me know!
Unique Sliding Barn Doors
The chevron pattern on this door makes it completely unique!
This door is very modern with the simple flatness of this door. I love love the color of the wood with the black trim around the edge.
Again, very hip and modern, this time using the wood in a vertical pattern instead of a horizontal pattern!
I need to say nothing here…..a wood slab with a live edge….GENIUS!
This sliding barn door screams farmhouse style. The chevron pattern with the light gray stained wood makes it very farmhousey (is that a word???).
This is taking that chevron pattern to a whole new level! I personally this one is super cool!
For more Farmhouse Style ideas check out my post on 9 ways to add farmhouse style to your home. I also created a Farmhouse Style Laundry Room for the $100 Room Challenge.
DIY Sliding Barn Door
I personally know 2 people who have DIY’d their very own farmhouse style sliding barn doors. This first example is what Cheyenne and her husband created. Cheyenne runs the blog Sense and Serendipity, you should totally go check her out!
I love how her sliding barn doors are between her master and the bathroom. That is exactly the issue I have and her doors have given me a ton of inspiration. I also love that she painted them a soft color. I want my master to be a little softer in colors than that strong rustic feel that I seem to be doing all across the rest of my home. Trying to evoke that calm relaxing feeling.
This next DIY barn door is from my coworker John. He and his wife Amanda have done a ton of work to their home. They created this sliding barn door to give separation and privacy to their living room (which had to double as a guest bedroom for a little while).
I love the rustic nature of this door. I also love the color they chose! On a side note, Amanda is an amazing photographer and owns Cedar Rush Photography. She does all my family’s pictures (even my daughter’s senior pictures that she is doing tomorrow!). Good people, great friends, and they can DIY!
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I hope you found a sliding barn door that you love. I can’t wait to get started on my DIY sliding barn doors. If you have a sliding barn door please let me know in the comments and which style your’s is! Thanks for stopping by! 😘
Monday 28th of June 2021
How do the doors close from the other side (i.e. front mounted in bedroom to enter bathroom) from inside bathroom?