A Twist on a Barndoor...

by SkreytumHus
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I really needed a sliding door for the entry into the laundry. When I was at the local Goodwill I spotted these old kitchen cabinet doors, that they had placed outside. But after some talking to the clerk, he deceided to take them down and sell them to me...
...I took them home and painted them black...
...watching paint dry :)
...I sanded some of the moulding to give it more character...
...and after sticking them together - this was the final result...
...I do love them...
I feel like the look like vintage doors from Paris or something...
...also they match the bench ( see here - another diy http://www.skreytumhus.is/?p=33192) and the tall dresser...
...so please check out my blog for more photos.

If you visit the blog - If you look in the top right corner, you can see flags and there you can change the language to english ;)
Suggested materials:
  • Old cabinet doors   (LocalGoodwill)
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  • Marje Marje on Sep 05, 2017
    Did you add piece of wood to the bottom of the doors? How did you attach it to the existing doors? Love the idea.

  • Shuganne Shuganne on Feb 10, 2019

    Hello, SkreytumHus, what a creative idea! I'm planning on a sliding door project, after I finish the falling-on-your-head projects in my home. Now I have a wider area of possibilities to watch out for, when I do my Goodwill hunting!

    Just to be curious, you have some interesting black and light oak features in your house. Why didn't you leave the molding pieces in their original oak, and just paint around them?

    You said they were to cover the laundry area. I dislike laundry so much, the fully black doors would make me sad. I'd like a bit of contrast to brighten that chore. 😆

    I'm going over to your site for some more glimpses into your home decor..... and to see if there are more ideas to take away with me.

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Cindi Cindi on Oct 06, 2019

    Love this! Am i seeing this correct? You left the original brackets to keep the doors attached together and then added the 2x4 to give it strength to stay in place. Gosh so simple yet genius! Thank you for sharing!

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  • Joanie Joanie on Nov 07, 2017
    Can't beat the sliding doors!! I love 'em!!

  • Jessica Montaigne Jessica Montaigne on Feb 24, 2018
    I can’t figure out h you attached the doors together, I do love your esthetic. Every piece I see I want! Are you an interior designer?

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    • Cindi Cindi on Oct 06, 2019

      Did you use that piece on the outside someplace?