We decided we wanted a barn door to separate our doorless master bathroom, and started researching hardware online. Everything was upwards of hundreds of dollars, and way out of our price
range. So my husband got creative and thought, "Why not use a trolley rail?" So we headed down to Lowe's and bought a six foot long trolley rail for about $25, and decided which hanging kit we liked (the hanger with 9 bolts) which cost $30. We built a door out of tongue and groove paneling, stained it blue (my husband has been dying to stain something blue) then later on painted it white (wife wins again!) The entire project (hardware + building our own door) cost $140, which is a fraction of the cost of the fancy hardware! For a full tutorial on how to build your own, you can check out my blog post http://www.killerbdesigns.com/blue-barn-door....
Commented on Aug 05, 2012
I haven't gone out looking yet but I'm anxious to do this. Great idea!
I would say this was a makeover but that wouldn't do this project justice!
Here in New England, we don't condemn homes, we call them historic. When we stumbled upon
this house we knew it would be a rescue mission. With no plumbing, heat and very little outdated electricity, it was suitable for the bees and squirrels, but not for humans. After almost six years of living in a construction site, our hard work is done! The decorating may never end, but the construction has!
Commented on Jun 23, 2012
are you a professional designer? You should be!!! Stunning!
In search of a unique and affordable coffee table, I decided to build my own using reclaimed materials. My father-in-law found a solid wood door, and my father gave me some salvaged
walnut from the neighbor's barn that was torn down. Using only a circular saw and a Kreg Jig, we finished the table in record time. We cut off the ends of the table for the legs at 15" tall, leaving 50" for the top. We measured the width and used scrap furring strips for cleats on the legs, then nailed walnut planks into the cleats. With a quick trim piece of walnut on the lip of the shelf, we were done! Our only cost was in screws and nails. Since then we've found several discarded doors on the curb in our town, and have built door tables for friends! For step-by-step instructions visit my post: http://www.killerbdesigns.com/reclaimed-door...
now I want to paint. Someone suggested sprinkling sand on the paint so it won't be slippery. Has anyomne done this?
Commented on Jun 19, 2012
all I've done so far is sand with a hand sander. Can I now apply bleach? Do you mix it with
h2o or put it on full strenghth? I do use mats but they freeze right to steps with the snow and ice , so I redirect people to the side door. ok. so here's the plan.First bleach(Bill) then call around and find a place where they will add M1 to stain.(HandyAndy). Thanks,Gentlemen!
Earlier last week I decided to rip the carpet off of my stairs and paint them. Here is my progress so far. Still have a lot of the finish work to do i.e Install moulding, board and batten and paint. Will keep you posted.
Commented on Jun 17, 2012
hi teri-I ripped up the carpet 7 years ago and found beautiful wood under it but it was too
slippery for my little dog. So, then I put on carpet treads. hate them. So now I want to paint but I fear they will be too slippery for George, my shitzu. Since you say your paint combo isn't slippery, I'll try it. I'm a 65 year old who loves home improvement. My house was built the year I was born! I love it.