Cathedral Mirror Barn Door Joanna Gaines Inspired

by Debbie
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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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  • Lisa Robbins Lisa Robbins on Feb 03, 2023

    Okay! Present day and hoping you’re (anyone) still answering potentially stupid questions. I feel like I am missing a step here? The mdf….is the finished product attached to the original door or is it thick enough to stand alone once the mirror is attached? I feel like the mdf is thin and I cannot see in this where the thickness of the door comes from. Found my mirrors at Kirklands too, on sale. The picture shows the moment i found them and then went to another local store for one that matched better. This is for an upstairs foyer area where I have a blank wall in between a laundry room and main bath. When the doors are open they will join on the blank wall. It’s a vision in my head and kind of artsy for a very non-artsy person! Looking forward to hearing from you!

  • NO NO on Feb 28, 2023

    How does the door open/close from inside the bathroom? I have been considering this same option for my bathroom.

  • Katen Katen on Apr 13, 2023

    Confused. Why can’t this be Debbie inspired instead of Joanna Gains inspired? Why is Joanna Gains considered a benchmark and Debbie isn’t? Tv has robbed many of us the power of our own imagination. Stand up take ownership of your lovely door and all your creations? I refuse to watch tv decorator’s shows because I stifled my own creativity

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  • Jackie Pass Jackie Pass on Jan 19, 2023

    What size is the mirror?

    I just love this door. It Gorgeous

  • Gig69451122 Gig69451122 on Feb 26, 2023

    So creative, & lovely. It would seem that door, a difficult & pricey find?

    • Munique Robinson Munique Robinson on Mar 01, 2023

      she "built" the door. She secured a mirror to MDF and framed it out with more MDF and some trim it looks like (to get that thin rectangular line around the mirror, but she just left out some of the photos and instructions. The mirror coming from Kirklands and the hardware for the barndoor were probably a bit more pricey though.