I wanted a barn door but the walls here, double wide, won't support the weight. I decided this morning to paint one on my hollow core closet door. I am not a painter but I love to play. I grabbed some scrap wood to estimate the width of the boards and drew the lines on with a sharpie. I shaded in the lines and dirt spots with the sharpie. I then used gray paint to add dimension to these spots. Did a light white wash and then an off white wash over the top. The cross piece is crooked because I didn't measure and I was painting on my kitchen counter. Oh well I think an old door would be crooked too.
Before. The ugly hollow core door. First step was TSP, two coats of primer and two coats of white.