I finally got my hanging barn door up! How to install with hardware

Feb 16 2016
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We’ve had our hanging barn door hardware for nearly a year now (I’m ashamed to say) so this project has been on our “to do” list for WAY too long! Being as this is an old farm we have the perk of having several old barn doors that I stashed in a safe place and have been drooling over for months. This one was my grandparents’ old wood shed door. We were slow to get this project done because Joe and I have never had a problem living without a door on our bathroom as our master suite is on its own floor – only the dog is allowed up here besides us. On top of that our bathroom and our bedroom have the staircase between them so a door was never really necessary. However, a bathroom needs a door, like all rooms just need a door. So, whether we’re actually going to be “using” this lovely hanging barn door, both of us absolutely adore it and are just stoked at how cool it looks!

UPDATE: Go and check out our Master Closet Reveal to see this pretty barn door in action!

UPDATE: December 27, 2017 Joe and I are now divorced but I won’t be removing him from the posts/projects he helped me with, such as this one. I absolutely LOVE my hanging barn door and it was SO easy to put it!

Tip and tutorial on how to install a hanging barn door on our master bathroom

After reading multiple nightmare stories of hanging barn doors online we were both a little apprehensive getting started. First, I spent an hour online the Amazon page of the hanging barn door hardware I had purchased months before. Within a few minutes of studying the pictures and reading through the question and answers section I got excited. Turns out, I made a really good choice in the hardware we purchased, it looked easy! And, I am stoked to say, Joe and I had this done in an hour, it WAS easy! I wish I could say I purchased it with that in mind but it being easy to install was just a bonus. The REAL reason I purchased this specific hardware was the price. It was only $80! Other hanging barn door hardware I looked at was over $200! Check it out in the link below, I will be posting a review on amazon about this hardware and it will be five stars! Joe and I were both very impressed by it. It is solid, beautiful and an incredible value.

In the steps below you will see first that I brought the door and the hardware in before I went through all of the instructions. Then, Joe and I grabbed our drill and started the entire process by adding the wheels to the top of the door, this was a simple as drilling out the correct sized holes and screwing in the anchors before attaching the top wheels with screws.

Tip and tutorial on how to install a hanging barn door on our master bathroom Tip and tutorial on how to install a hanging barn door on our master bathroom

With the wheels on the top of the door attached we took our measurements then headed up stairs with our six foot level to decide where to attach the five mounts for the rod. This was as simple as drawing a level line on the wall and then adding them in, three of them we attached to studs, the other two we used sheet rock anchors. Then we set the rod in place and secured it using the mounts.

With the rod up and mounted we just had to set the door on the rod and TA DAH! All done! It was so simple we looked at each other and didn’t know what to do with ourselves! Mentally we had both been prepared for a full afternoon project and we finished in just over an hour! I really can’t say enough good things about this beautiful hanging barn door hardware. Now, our master bathroom and master closet are finally complete 🙂 I can’t wait to fully reveal them to you guys!

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The door looks terrific, Tarah! You and your husband are SO talented–I’m just a little jealous 🙂 I love that the door holds such sentimental value for you, too. So glad you linked it up with us at Vintage Charm–

Betsy @ Happily Ever After, Etc.

I absolutely love barn doors and yours looks fantastic… I love the raw wood against that scrumptious blue wall! Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at Welcome Home Wednesdays, pinning!


Wow!! That barn door is gorgeous! You and your husband did a fantastic job! I love the way it looks with the blue wall, white trim, and wood floors! Thanks for sharing!

Janet Vinyard

Hi Tarah, Great job! You make it look almost easy! Thanks for sharing your photos and your story! Blessings, Janet

Michelle Schurman

Oh my goodness, this is gorgeous. We are putting one of these on our lake house. I will post pics one completed. Found you on #OverTheMoon link party!

Helen Fern

Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party-and don’t forget to leave a comment at the party – Next week’s features that also leave a comment get pinned and tweeted!

Stacey Keeling

Woo hoo! Your door looks great. I like the rustic wood that you used.

Thanks for joining Thoughts of Home on Thursday. 😉



Looks awesome!!!

Alysha @ Elegance & Peonies

It looks fantastic! I love how rustic the door is, absolutely beautiful!

Sandra Morris

Love this! We have two barn doors that we still haven’t put up.

Jann Olson

Really cute, I love it! I have two in my craft room and hubby just hung one on my she shed. I just love the way they look! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


It looks amazing! You two did an incredible job.


That is fantastic! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

Kelly L McKenzie

I am so delighted to discover you. Am visiting from the Happy Now linkup. What a wonderful idea to use the barn door. Love how it won’t swing out. It was also so very cool to see the photos and realize that it really was just that easy.


Wow! One hour? That’s awesome! I’m definitely going to look into that hardware, as I’ve got a spot where I’d like to install a barn-style door. One question, though: is the door steady since it’s basically just hanging there? Would you recommend a bottom track or casters on a door for stability?


I LOVE this!! 🙂 Looks amazing!!!

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Olivia- Reinvented Collection

Tarah this is not only gorgeous but it’s such a perfect statement piece for your darling home.


Carla a.k.a Mrs. R

Tarah, I love the look of barn doors! They are rustic and add a whole lot of texture. We were planning on doing a pocket door for our bathroom remodel but I have always loved the look of the barn door … hum I’ll have to tumble that over I think we’d have plenty of room to do it! xo


Love barn doors 🙂

Lisa Ehrman

Wow! What a project! The barn door looks wonderful 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Together on Tuesdays.

Charlotte Burkholder

Nice. I’ve started getting a hankering for barn door. But wouldn’t work in my current house. We need to get a fixer upper! Thanks for sharing on Family Joy Blog Link-up. Please come back and join us again! Remember to leave your host a comment to increase the chance of being featured.

Cristina at Ava's Alphabet

I love this! Our master bathroom has these ridiculous double doors that open inward and block up one of the sinks. A hanging barn door would be perfect there. Pinned and sharing. Thanks for linking up at Family Joy Blog Link-up Party this week!

Charlotte Burkholder

Tarah, come grab our featured button this week on Sunday at Family Joy Blog Link-up! Congrats!

Janice | MostlyBlogging

Hi Tarah,
Thanks for bringing your post to the Blogger’s Pit Stop last week.

Patrick Weseman

Very nice and happy that you got the door up.


I have always wanted a barn door. I just don’t have anywhere in my house where one would work easily 🙁

Gentle Joy Homemaker

The barn door looks great… and I love the color of the walls! 🙂

Carol ("Mimi")

Your hanging barn door looks great, especially against the dark wall with the white trim. The aged wood really pops. I totally understand about having materials and a project hanging around for a year or more. Congrats on striking this project off your to-do list!
Carol (“Mimi”) from Home with Mimi

Ali B

Loved your post! Thanks for linking up at the Ultimate Pinterest Party last week. You were featured this week on my page! Can’t wait to see what you link up this week!


The door looks great! Thank you for sharing at Ravenwould.

April J Harris

That really is a beautiful door! I love how you’ve used it on the rail – what a great look! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Hearth and Soul, Tarah. Sharing! I hope to see you back at the party when we return from summer break this coming Monday August 7th. Have a great weekend!

Elizabeth @ Guilty Chocoholic Mama

Oh my word, I SO want one of these! We have an old farmhouse! We have an old barn! We have old barn doors! Well, now I’ve pinned this, so I’m one step closer, right? 😉 Thanks for the inspiration…stopping by from Encouraging Hearts & Home!

Baby Isabella

We love barn and stable doors – you guys did a great job! #DreamTeam

Natalie A

I love your barn door. I would love to have one in my home. Maybe one day. Thank you for the photos, and showing us how you did it!

Heather Keet

Nice! #HumpDayLinky


It looks amazing, you did a wonderful job! Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!


I love how effective this looks! Thanks for linking up to #ThatFriday Linky

Carrie @ Carrie's Home Cooking

Thanks for sharing on the Whisk It Wednesday link party at Carrie’s Home Cooking. Tomorrow when this week’s party starts you will be one of our featured links. I hope to see you there again. Merry Christmas! – Carrie @ Carrie’s Home Cooking

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