Taking the house my mom grew up in, the farm my grandparents shared for over fifty years and making it a home for us to grow old in.

We finally got our hanging barn door up!

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!

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.

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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.

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

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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  1. June 22, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    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–

    • June 23, 2016 at 2:19 pm

      Thank you Diana! We’re so happy to finally get it up!

  2. August 20, 2016 at 4:33 am

    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!

  3. August 22, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    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!

    • August 22, 2016 at 4:48 pm

      Thank you so much!! I think it really made the room 🙂

  4. August 30, 2016 at 3:46 pm

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

  5. September 5, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    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!

    • September 6, 2016 at 3:02 pm

      Michelle, I can’t wait to see it! Thanks for coming by!

  6. September 10, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    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!

    • September 10, 2016 at 3:03 pm

      Thanks Helen, will do!

  7. September 15, 2016 at 9:03 pm

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

    Thanks for joining Thoughts of Home on Thursday. 😉


    • September 15, 2016 at 9:12 pm

      Stacey, thank you so much!!

  8. September 16, 2016 at 12:28 am

    Looks awesome!!!

  9. September 18, 2016 at 3:54 pm

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

  10. September 22, 2016 at 1:49 am

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

  11. Jann Olson
    September 25, 2016 at 3:02 am

    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.

    • September 25, 2016 at 10:00 pm

      Yeah they’re so cool and rustic! I love how they move totally out of the way too as opposed to a door always hanging out into the room, thanks!

  12. September 26, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    It looks amazing! You two did an incredible job.

  13. September 28, 2016 at 7:43 pm

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

  14. September 29, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    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.

    • September 29, 2016 at 6:08 pm

      Thanks for coming by Kelly!

  15. September 30, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    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?

    • September 30, 2016 at 4:49 pm

      Hi Leslie, yup I would definitely recommend that hardware, its really good quality and inexpensive. Without a bottom track (Or I was actually thinking about track along the wall across the bottom of the door, maybe with a couple of wheels on it?) the bottom of the door does and will scrape against the wall. We use it so little it isn’t a big thing for us, we just pulled the door out when we slide it.

  16. October 1, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    I LOVE this!! 🙂 Looks amazing!!!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  17. October 1, 2016 at 5:01 pm

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


    • October 3, 2016 at 5:04 pm

      Olivia, thank you so much!

  18. October 4, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    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

    • October 4, 2016 at 3:18 pm

      Carla, I love ours! And a pocket door would be a lot more work 🙂 Thank you for coming by!!

  19. October 4, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    Love barn doors 🙂

  20. October 6, 2016 at 8:20 pm

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

  21. October 19, 2016 at 11:35 am

    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.

  22. October 20, 2016 at 3:20 am

    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!

    • October 20, 2016 at 2:40 pm

      French doors are so great in theory but not always in application! Love to see it if you end up with a barn door, thanks for coming by!!

  23. October 21, 2016 at 10:23 pm

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

    • October 24, 2016 at 4:31 pm

      Thank you so much Charlotte!!

  24. November 10, 2016 at 1:23 am

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

    • November 10, 2016 at 4:01 pm

      Thank you Janice for coming by!

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