Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Barn Door

Happy 2014!  I am SO excited to show you this amazing barn door transformation.

barn door after
See that door casing right there? 

barn door casing
Would you believe that it is not actually barnwood?  That’s right, people…it’s paint!  The fabulous girls at ReFresh installed this amazing barn door for a client.  One problem…they wanted the door casing to match the barnwood without having to replace it.  That’s where I came in.  You may remember the ceiling that received the barnwood treatment last year.  {still in love}  Well, the ceiling started with bare pine boards BUT this door casing was covered in white, oil-based trim paint so I knew I had to use a different technique.  Believe it or not, I achieved this finish with NO sanding or stripping of paint.  Here’s the before and after…

barn door template 2
Not only did I want match the graining and coloring of the barnwood but I also needed to add texture to make it look like, well, real wood. 

barn door detail
Could you have spotted the faux if I hadn’t told you?

barn door after close
barn door after close2


  1. Looks great, and no i could not have known. You did a great job!

  2. Wow! What a fantastic job!

  3. That is amazing! Thank you for linking up at The Makers!

  4. Cindy, this is beautiful as is the barnwood ceiling you did. When are you going to share your amazing secret with us?! :)

  5. this looks great!! I am joining you from the link up. I hope you will venture on over my way as well. Glad to be a new follower.


  6. I love it and no if you had not told me I would not have know. I'm following on all media I'm lorraine at http://lorrainesresources.blogspot.com found you thru nifty thrifty tuesday.

  7. You are crazy talented!! I only wished we lived closer!

  8. Anonymous1/30/2014

    How did you do this?

  9. Well done. It is not an easy job to complete such tasks, but you did it fantastically.

  10. Really amazing doors. These door are look like very old doors. These are not easily available in good condition. These type of doors used as gardening gate as a point of exterior looks. But in house gates always use Stainless Steel Doors for the security of house.

  11. I just love this! I'm going to try this in the space between my kitchen and dining room. I'll let you know how it goes. Thanks for the nice images.