This tutorial has to be one of our all-time favorites highlighted here on Knock Off Decor.
It’s hard to beat creating something so simple that brings so much joy in out it look and how much money you can seriously save. Read on!
If you love rustic barn style decor, chances are you already know how expensive the hardware can be!
You need hardware that’s robust so that it will last a long time and hold up to what will most likely be daily use in your household.
Then, you factor in the look and design itself. If you’re going to all the work to install a barn door anywhere in your house, you’re not going to want to settle for just “ok” when it comes to looks.
There are obviously many styles of barn door hardware out there. You’ll want to go with what best matches your decor.
Barn doors are outdoorsy and conjure up feelings of being out in the old country on a farm.
It’s no wonder that rustic is one of the most sought after styles when it comes to the movable parts of a barn door used inside your home.
And these parts are visible. Wheels, rails and flat metal “axles” display proudly. And you want them to be visible because after all, that’s part of makes these sliding doors look GREAT.
Retailers know this all too well. And catalog prices reflect it!
That’s why the team at Shanty 2 Chic came up with this tutorial on making the rustic hardware yourself.
All it takes is a trip to the hardware store, the acquisition of a few supplies, and before you know it you will have a set of your own heavy duty hardware for your next project.
Here’s the team’s finished product. (I know, if you’re like me, you were salivating instantly as you imagine this next to your own bed or about a dozen other places you’d like to implement this idea in your house!
Below is what the hardware looked like before a good paint job.
This is like looking behind the curtains after a magic show. You realize this project is actually doable when you see the simple, unfinished pieces that go into this!
It also tells you that this is yet another project where paint really does make up half of the awesomeness of the outcome. If you can assemble these pieces and make your door operational (it’s not that hard) you’re golden.
That’s because painting takes you the rest of the way home and gives your hardware a look like you paid at least hundred dollars for it all.
I can’t stress enough (and pump you up!) to say that if you follow the great instructions at Shanty 2 Chic, you will have an awesome result at literally a fraction of the price.
Find out more at Shanty 2 Chic. If you have any questions, the team there will be happy to help.
Needless to say, reading their article alone will get you exactly where you need to be. You’ll be smiling at both your finished project AND how much money you still have in your bank account. Good luck!