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More than just a space saver, sliding barn doors have become a trendy statement piece.

If you’ve been following along for the last several weeks you know we are busy with our One Room Challenge.

In fact, we’ve been knee deep in tiling, now we totally understand while a tile setter charges so much.

One of the design elements in Steph’s bathroom is a sliding barn door.

We’ve been scrolling online looking for barn door ideas that would be perfect for her modern coastal themed Jack & Jill bathroom.

So, with all of these ideas running through our heads, we thought we’d share some sliding barn door ideas with you.

Perhaps, you’ll find just the right idea to update your home.

And a special shout out and thanks to our talented blogger friends for sharing their amazing work with us. 

How Much Does a Sliding Barn Door Cost?

Let’s first begin with the question that gets ask the most, “How much does a sliding barn door cost?”

Of course, the cost varies depending on the style of the door you choose, hardware style and finish as well.

For instance, the hardware to hang your barn door can range anywhere from $60 to $400+. 

While you can build your own barn door, or make a barn door from salvaged or vintage finds.

The price for this will vary as well, especially with the rising cost of lumber.

For example, Steph found a vintage door on Facebook Marketplace for $5.

However she did make some changes to it to make it work in her space.  

The total amount she spent including all of the hardware was $130.

There are complete barn door kits that contain everything you need to install a barn door in your home.

Just be sure to read the fine print, some doors come completely unassembled (drilled pieces of lumber that you will still need to build). 

Alternatively, complete sliding barn door kits start at $235 and go up from there.

If you are a DIYer like we are, you will probably install the sliding barn door yourself.

However, if you are going to hire an installer expect to pay somewhere between $450-$750 for installation.

Sliding Barn Door Using Salvaged Doors

Now let’s take a look at some barn door ideas. Our first three ideas are using salvaged doors.

As you know, we love vintage and old chippy finishes.

In my opinion, this sliding barn door from Libbie at A Life Unfolding adds character and charm to their small guest room.

Check our her post and see how she joined two vintage doors to make her sliding barn door.

Salvage doors with chippy green paint are installed as barn door.
Add character to your home with a sliding barn door made from old vintage chippy doors.

While Kristin at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia barn doors are not vintage, they were salvaged from the clearance area at Lowes.

Definitely making them a steal.

Sometimes vintage doors can get quite pricey, have an open mind when searching for a vintage piece to use.

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Repurposed Barn Door painted white with black sliding barn door hardware and black door pulls.
Salvaged doors make a great option for sliding barn doors.

Painting the upcycled vintage door navy blue really makes a statement in Steph’s modern coastal Jack and Jill bathroom.

Salvaged vintage door painted navy blue and mounted with sliding barn door hardware in a Jack and Jill bathroom.

Not only does the barn door function as a separation between the two areas of this Jack and Jill bathroom, but Steph incorporated extra toilet paper storage right in the wall.

When the barn door is open, it’s totally concealed.


Steph definitely made an affordable barn door for her bathroom.

In total she spent $130 including the hardware and paint.


Rustic Barn Doors

When I think of the term “barn door” I often think of raw and rustic wood. 

Take a look at this industrial wood barn door from Adam at Lazy Guy DIY. 

He built this sliding barn door for a fitness studio.

On his blog post, he shares tips to prevent warping when building a large barn door.

If you are considering building your own barn door, you’ll want to read this!

Rustic wood sliding barn door installed at a fitness gym, mounted with black hardware, black painted wall.
This rustic industrial barn door not only is functional, but adds such charm.

Personally, I think this barn door is so unique.

Marty at Marty’s Musings included a pet door in her sliding barn door.

Can you believe that?!

In addition, she made this siding barn door from recycled barn wood.

Isn’t it so beautiful?!

Rustic stained wood barn door with a unique pet door on the lower left side, mounted with black hardware.
A clever pet door is incorporated into this functional sliding barn door.

Wanting a more rustic farmhouse feel in her master bedroom, Cindy from DIY Beautify enlisted her husband, Mr. DIY to help build these rustic sliding barn doors.

I think they add the perfect touch for the farmhouse feel she desired in her master suite.

Rustic Barn Door Ideas, stained wood with black hardware.
These rustic sliding barn doors add a rustic farmhouse feel in this master suite.

Carriage Barn Door Idea

I believe that these sliding barn doors that Kati at Houseful of Handmade installed in her master bedroom, add so much charm!

Kati never ceases to amazing me with her DIY skills.

Would you believe that she built these barn doors with the beautiful arched windows.

Click to get the link for the complete building plans. 

Barn Door Ideas: This classic barn door design reminds me of an old carriage door. Painted white with black sliding barn door hardware.
This classic barn door design reminds me of an old carriage door.

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Modern Sliding Barn Doors

Now let’s shift gears a bit with a modern farmhouse look. 

Janice at Sawdust Sisters is passionate about teaching women to build beautiful pieces for their homes.

Just take a look at this amazing modern farmhouse sliding barn door.

Janice shares tips and tricks to make it easy as well as tips save you money.

Gotta love that!

Modern Sliding Barn Door stained grey, mounted against a white wall with black sliding barn door hardware.
This easy to build sliding barn door only looks complicated, but it’s a beginner project.

Certainly, this modern take on a sliding barn door is stunning!

I believe this barn door that Kourtni at House on Longwood Lane built would go well in so many different home styles. 

You’ll find Kourtni’s instructions easy to follow, so why not build a barn door for yourself?

Modern Barn Door with vertical slats, stained wood with black barn door hardware for a laundry room.
The rustic earthy elements of the wood marries beautifully with the modern lines.

We have another creative barn door from Kourtni at House on Longwood Lane

Because sliding barn doors are a great space saver, Kourtni loves using them in her home.

Kourtni found her inspiration for this geometric barn door on Pinterest.

I feel it’s the perfect decor piece for her master suite.

Modern geometric design on this barn door painted sage green in a primary bedroom suite.
Fun geometric shapes create a unique and modern sliding barn door.

Likewise, we have another modern sliding barn door from Chelsea & Logan at Making Manzanita.

Not only do they have an easy to follow tutorial, but they also share how to build it cheaply.

Personally I think this door is so chic.

Close up view of a Sliding Barn Door with a chevron pattern and black door hardware with Boho wood bead garland.

How To’s & Plans

I believe all of these DIY bloggers are so inspirational.

Don’t you love to see women grabbing power tools and creating beautiful pieces for their home.

Vineta at The Handyman’s Daugher is no exception.

Take a look at her unique sliding barn door.

I think the way she  has created texture with wood shims is genius.

Without a doubt, this is something I want to try.

I’m so inspired!

You’ll find a great tutorial and plans on her website.

Add unique texture to a barn door with wood shims, stained Early American.
Add unique texture to a barn door with wood shims.

Sean & Morgan at Charleston Crafted share the cheapest and easiest way to build a sliding barn door.

They even have free PDF plans for this project.

You’ll find all the details you’ll need for building and installing a sliding barn door in your home on their website.

Rustic DIY sliding barn door for a bathroom.
Build your own sliding barn door with this easy to follow tutorial.

Gail at My Repurposed Life knew she wanted to add sliding barn doors to her kitchen, but when she saw the price tag she knew a DIY was definitely in order.

Take a look at her method for building barn doors for her kitchen.

Don’t they look great!

Double Sided Sliding Barn Door

Would you like a sliding barn door that looks great on both sides?

Well then, you’ll want to take a look at this good-looking door from Janice at Sawdust Sisters. 

She’ll share her technique for making the barn door look great on both sides, while being mindful of the thickness of the door.

Double sided sliding barn door that looks great from both sides. Stained brown in a white kitchen.
Create a double sided sliding barn door that looks great from both sides.

Transform Bifold Doors into Barn Doors

Sean and Morgan at Charleston crafted created a faux barn door of sorts by embellishing their plain bifold doors with wood trim.

While this isn’t a sliding barn door, it does add that charm and feel of a barn door to their guest room.

Don’t you love it?!

Simply add wood trim to plain bifold doors and create the illusion of sliding barn doors.
Simply add wood trim to plain bifold doors and create the illusion of sliding barn doors.

Clearly, there are some creative DIYers out there.

Take a look at this project from Wanda at From House to Home, she converted her bifold doors into sliding barn doors for her office.

Not only did she save a ton of money by repurposing what she had, but she too was able to save space in her small office.

The best part, it only took a couple of hours to do.

Salvaged Barn Door, Repurpose and upcycle old doors into an amazing sliding barn door.
Repurpose and upcycle old doors into an amazing sliding barn door.

Unique Places to Hang a Sliding Barn Door

Have you every thought of a sliding barn door as a window covering?

I believe this is such a great idea for a bedroom.

Not only did Janice at Sawdust Sisters add a rustic masculine feel for her son’s bedroom, but it’s so functional.

I’m sure it works just like a blackout curtain, perfect for a teenager.

Create a unique window treatment with a sliding barn door over the window.
Create a unique window treatment with a sliding barn door.

And yet again another clever idea, this time from Suzy at Worthing Court.

She transformed her traditional cherry wood bookcases into a fabulous farmhouse piece with paint and this fun barn door.

Hop on over to her blog and see how she achieved this look for her office.

Add a rustic barn door to a pair of bookcases for a rustic farmhouse look.
Add a rustic barn door to a pair of bookcases for a rustic farmhouse look.

How to Hang Double Barn Doors

Meredith at the Palette Muse shares on her blog everything you need to know to hang double sliding barn doors.

Meredith purchased her barn doors, which is a great option if you don’t want to build your own. 

She shares how to find the right door in your price range, along with how to get the right size.

You’ll also find tips for leveling and centering the sliding barn doors.

If you’re considering barn doors for your home, you’ll want to read this post.

If you're not up to DIYing barn doors, find out everything you need to know to purchase them. White sliding barn doors painted white with glass inserts in a dining room.
If you’re not up to DIYing barn doors, find out everything you need to know to purchase them.

How to Lock a Sliding Barn Door

Because we are installing a sliding barn door in the bathroom, this question has come up, “How can we lock a sliding barn door?”

Morgan and Sean at Charleston Crafted share in their blog post all the details for installing a locking mechanism on a barn door.

Barn Door Lock mounted to door casing with a rustic wood sliding barn door, blue painted wall with white trim.

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Swivel Barn Doors

Have you seen sliding barn door hardware like this before?

We spotted for the first time at the Parade of Homes and are excited to use it soon in a bedroom closet makeover.

Where Can You Buy a Sliding Barn Door?​

Now that you’ve seen a lot of different styles of barn doors, where can you buy a sliding barn door?

Because of their popularity they are getting easier to find.

In fact, more than likely you can find them at your local home improvement store.

Also we’ve seen them on Amazon, Wayfair and Overstock.

Another great resource for barn doors and barn door hardware is White Shanty.

You’ll find everything you need to install a barn door on their website.

Plus, you’ll find styles from rustic to modern and even metal and glass industrial barn doors, with the option to customize the barn door for your home.

For your convenience we’ve put together a little shopping boutique of various sliding barn doors and barn door hardware too.

Take a look!

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Has this inspired you to add a sliding barn door in your home?

Do you have a barn door?

Please share how you like it. Would you do anything different?

Inquiring minds want to know!

While I do not have a barn door in my home the thought has crossed my mind several times.

I think it would be a great option for master bedroom closet or possibly for my pantry.

Who knows you may see one show up at my home too.

For more BARN DOOR inspiration follow along on our barn door Pinterest board.

Another great way to update the doors in your home is simply with paint.

I love the way Steph has used navy paint throughout her home.

See how she transformed all of the doors in her home with paint using the Wagner paint sprayer.

Thanks for spending some time with us today!

We hope you found some inspiration for your home.

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