Disclosure: This post is sponsored by National Hardware. All opinions are 100% my own.
You guys! The time has finally come to reveal the massive Modern Gray Barn Door we installed in our master bedroom! It’s been a project that has been in the works for way too long and it’s finally up and finished and we couldn’t be more excited to A) have it finally done and B) looking more beautiful than imagined. So let’s dive in!
Earlier this week I talked about how our master bedroom is at the top of my priority list for this year and revealed how HUGE changes are happening in here. And today, I’m sharing the first of many projects. People ask me a lot if we designed this house and the answer is ‘no’, we actually didn’t even see it until the floors were laid and it was about to hit the market. So naturally there are quite a few things we would have changed if we would have designed it from scratch. For example, they didn’t put a door from the master bedroom into the master bath, it’s always been one big open space. We have always wanted to put a door here for a number of reasons. Privacy from the kids isn’t a bad idea (if that is even possible) and also to tone down the noise when my husband gets up at 4am to head into work.
I spent hours and hours trying to hunt down the perfect barn door for this space. I wanted something modern but rustic and it needed to blend in with all the gray tones in the bathroom. After I finally found the perfect door, it was time to figure out how to hang it! For this project, I used National Hardware’s Decorative Indoor Sliding Door Kits. These are very reasonably priced and they come in a few different styles.
I LOVE that almost everything you need comes in one kit, it makes it really easy to put together. If you are thinking about installing a barn door yourself, there are just a few things I learned along the way that I wished I would have known upfront. First of all, the kits are only made to fit openings up to 36″ wide, so if your opening is larger (like mine) than you will need to put two tracks together. They have joining pieces you can buy to connect the tracks. If you are up for it, you can cut the metal track down on your own , otherwise you will have some overhang. We chose to leave the larger track and I think it looks fine on this particular wall but that is something to keep in mind!
The other thing, when ordering your door make sure it is at least 2″ taller than your opening. That way it will be close to the floor and you can use the provided tracks to keep it in place.
I wanted a handle that matched the chunky thick track, and I love this industrial one that they offer. It matches the whole look perfectly and it was really easy to install.
The entire process of installing the track was tedious but completely doable. You will first want to install the runner piece above your doorway and install that directly into the studs to create a secure platform for the metal track. Then, as long as you follow the included directions, it was fairly simple. It just takes time to get everything perfectly level and polished. I spent a lot of time filling screw holes in the track, repainting it and then caulking it.
I am so excited with how this gray barn door looks in our bedroom and it gets me even more excited for the rest of the big changes to happen! Don’t forget to follow along on Instagram Stories for more behind the scenes coverage of our bedroom makeover. Next up is flooring!
If you are in thinking about hanging a barn door in your home, you can check out the three different kits National Hardware has to offer here.