Easy DIY Sliding Barn Door With Mirrored Glass

2 Materials
$150
2 Days
Easy

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Have you ever started with a small simple idea & then it just starts spiraling into something much more amazing?!


Cue these DIY sliding barn doors!


We have been knee deep in our master bedroom renovation & we are finally seeing the light.


Remember where we started:

It’s been a process but we have made some amazing progress:

The space already feels so much bigger & brighter. Especially after removing that closet wall & turning it into a little open office.


When we were demoing the space we removed the bathroom door & reframed in the opening with hopes of adding a sliding barn door in the future.


Well the future turned out to be immediately after the initial makeover because I can’t leave a space unfinished. It’s just not in me y’all!


So here’s how I made 2 sliding barn doors the easy way!


Supplies:

  • Hollow Core Door Slab
  • Sliding Barn Door Hardware
  • (4) 1 x 4 pine boards
  • (1) 1 x 6 pine board
  • (1) 1 x 8 pine board
  • Square trim pieces
  • Mirrored glass
  • Loctite Adhesive
  • Wood Glue
  • Caulk
  • Paint


Procedure:

  1. For our sliding barn doors I started with plain hollow core doors from Home Depot.
  1. I measured the width of the door & started by cutting the 1×8 & 1×6 to that length.
  1. Attach the 1×8 to the bottom of the door & the 1x 6 to the top using finishing nails & wood glue.

This is how the door should look so far!

  1. Next, measure & cut the 1×4 pieces & attach them to the sides of the door with nails & wood glue.
  1. Once the top, bottom, & sides are in place, measure & cut a 1×6 to fit in between the side pieces. Use a square to make sure it is in position.
  1. This piece is not in the center of the door, it is inches from the top.
  1. I used trim pieces to add a fun detail to the bottom portion of the door. This is completely optional but I felt like the barn door was missing something without this detail.


Scrap wood is great for spacing the trim detail easily

  1. Once the door is trimmed on, fill all the nail holes & seams.
  1. After the filler is dry, sand the entire door with 220 grit sandpaper. If you don’t have an electric sander now is the time to add it to the Amazon cart!

Here is how the door should look so far, plus my sweet helper!

10. Choosing the color for the door was hard because I was torn between going super dark or matching the trim & door frame. I went with matching & painted them Pure White by Sherwin Williams in a semi gloss finish.

The door is definitely already looking ooh la la but we aren’t done yet!


Adding Mirrors

11. I really wanted the faux french door type window look for these sliding barn doors so I scoured Amazon & found these mirror piece sets. They were pretty cheap & really good quality!

12. The mirrors come with adhesive strips but I ended up using Loctite Power Grab glue to attach them to the door.

Ahhh I am already big puffy heart in love with this look!


13. As a finishing touch I added trim pieces in between the mirrors. Attach them with wood glue.


BIG TIP: Paint the trim front & back before attaching them to the mirrors

14. To attach the barn door hardware track I needed to add a 1×6 to the existing door trim. If you don’t have trim above the door you can skip this step.

15. Finally, install the sliding barn door hardware according to the directions & hang those gorgeous doors up!


Y’all, I am so in love with these doors! They are exactly what I pictured in my head & that rarely happens 😉

The mirrors make the room look larger & brighter which are obviously both qualities this room needs!


These DIY sliding barn doors were so simple to make & add a finishing touch to the space.


All that’s left on this rooms to do list is:

  • Built-in bookcase in the office nook


With so many other rooms to complete in our fixer upper farmhouse I think I’ll be saving that task for after the walk-in closet renovation, but who knows, I might start tomorrow!


It’s all apart of the creative process & also a little bit of my ADHD sprinkled in 😉

Suggested materials:

  • Hollow Core Slab Door   (Home Depot)
  • Small Mirrors   (Amazon)

Lia with Southern Yankee DIY
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  • N. G. Londonderry N. G. Londonderry on Jul 30, 2021

    Did you add handles to open and close the doors, easily and prevent handprints?

    Good job!

  • Nanci Nanci on Aug 02, 2021

    I’d love to make these doors, my question is about the size and thickness of the mirrors. Being I have to use Amazon.ca, I would like all the information about the mirrors you used. So far I have only found mirrors like peel and press squares in 6x6” plastic like material. I want to be sure to get the correct product. Thanks so much. Wonderful idea. The doors are absolutely beautiful.

  • Chasity Chasity on Aug 07, 2021

    Where did you get your bed?

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  • Angel Angel on Aug 08, 2021

    This is the most amazing project I have seen on here in a long time. BRAVO!!! I have ADHD, I think of cool projects and barely get finished or started. So proud of you!

  • Mary Ellen Mary Ellen on Aug 20, 2021

    I just love these doors! It was brilliant to use the mirrors in place of windows, & also to use the slab door as your base!

    I also like your old wall color a lot; but seeing the transformation with the lighter walls, the room is a knockout!

    Thanks for sharing. 😊

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