Cathedral Mirror Barn Door Joanna Gaines Inspired

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I have a very small hall bath & the door opens into the bathroom, taking up even more space, so I wanted to replace it with a sliding door. I bought an arched mirror on clearance and mounted it to MDF, framed it out and added trim and molding on sides for privacy.

I purchased the MDF from Home Depot and they cut all the pieces to size for me. I bought the barn door hardware on Amazon. I am pretty handy, but installing the hardware was challenging. It may have been just the one I bought because I had to make modifications. Look for one with easy installation.
Here's the mirror from Kirklands.
I mounted it on MDF 9” wider and 11” higher than the mirror. I painted the top of the MDF board prior to assembly for easier painting after.
I had the MDF cut to size to frame out the mirror.
Here's the installed and completed door!
Here's a view of it closed.
View from down the hall.
View half open.
To cover where the hinges and door latches enter the door jamb, I just covered each side with toe kick and caulked around the edges.
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  • Mamala
    on Apr 11, 2019

    Did you use any hardware (knob, handle or lock) on the inside?

    This is THE BEST barn door I have ever seen. I hate barn doors BUT THIS!?... Mind Blown.

  • Shalena
    on Apr 13, 2019

    I live this project to. But can you add photos to show the inside of the door its on a bathroom. How do you lock from inside and what type of handle is used on inside.

  • Kathy
    on May 9, 2019

    Love, Love, Love this!!!!!

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  • Donna Lee Scott Thomas
    on Sep 1, 2019

    I ❤️❤️❤️ this! Great job! I’m heading to Kirkland’s!

    Now, tell me again how you lock it. 🤣 Just kidding! It’s so annoying when people don’t read!

  • Debra K.
    on Dec 4, 2019


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